Ecuador, Spring 2013

January 5 - May 15, 2013

The academic focus of the program is on intensive language study, and the history, culture and socio-economic institutions of Ecuador. The students also give back to the local community by volunteering at various local organizations. Following an orientation program in Quito, the program is centered in Cuenca and includes field trips to the primary rain forest, coastal mangroves, the Cañar region as well as other local areas of interest. Students are hosted by local families while in Cuenca. The program team includes our student participants, on-site academic director, resident director, blog moderator, academic instructors and program leader.

Cloud Forest

Sage Coy March 1, 2013 Culture / Travel, Final Projects, Academic Trips, Biology Hacienda Tingo, Cotopaxi, Ecuador view in flickr

Ernesto, explaining an endemic plant species in the Cloud Forest in Los Pinas