Ecuador: Comparative Ecology & Conservation
Sponsor: School for International Training (SIT)
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Through this interdisciplinary, field-based program, students complete an independent study project and learn about the diverse ecological zones of Ecuador, major plant and animal adaptations in each zone, appropriate uses for natural resources, current environmental issues and management practices, as well as Ecuadorian life and culture. Classes are taught in Spanish.
Program Type: Affiliated
- Previous college-level coursework and/or other preparation in environmental studies, ecology, biology, or related fields.
- Spanish majors and minors must discuss their study abroad plans with a departmental adviser.
- Review important information and advice about conducting academic Research Abroad.
- Read Credit Enrollment requirements for information about maintaining a full-time course load while abroad.
To apply, Northwestern students must:
- Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
- Complete an SIT application by the program's deadline
Language Requirements:2 years (completion of Spanish 121-3 or 125) or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.
Housing:Urban and rural homestays, hostels, and hotels
Fall 2016: $23,900
Billed by Northwestern: $21,470
- Tuition: $16,180
- Room & board: $2,670
- Study Abroad Administrative Fee: $2,620
Estimated additional costs: $2,430
- Airfare: $510
- Local travel: $200
- Books & supplies: $70
- Personal expenses: $1,050
- Visa: $450
- HTH: $150
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