Swim with sea lions and penguins in the Galapagos
Track monkeys in the Amazon rainforest
Gain hands-on tropical conservation experience
The Ceiba Foundation and the University of Wisconsin are proud to announce
an exciting semester-abroad opportunity in Ecuador!
In this one-of-a-kind program students are immersed in some of the richest ecosystems on Earth, and gain invaluable experience in ongoing conservation projects! After intensive Spanish training and homestays in Quito, we embark on extended explorations of Ecuador’s magnificent tropical habitats. You will conduct field research deep in the Amazon rainforest, investigate ongoing Ceiba conservation projects in Andes and Pacific coast, and study marine biology in the world-famous Galapagos Islands. Then, put your training into action during a month-long internship with a local organization of your choice!
The Tropical Conservation Semester provides students with first-hand exposure to the diverse ecosystems and complex conservation challenges of the tropics. We focus on training students in field research techniques, and on providing unparalleled access to active conservation projects. See our promotional video here.
Academics include five courses for 16 credits: Conservation Biology, Terrestrial Ecosystems & General Ecology, Coastal & Marine Ecology, Spanish Language, and Internships in Conservation. All courses are honors-accredited by the University of Wisconsin – Madison; students from other US and international universities are welcome to apply.
Detailed information including course descriptions and application instructions can be obtained at:
We invite you to join us on this unique tropical adventure!
For questions, contact:
University of Wisconsin International Academic Programs
Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation
301 S. Bedford St., Suite 7A
Madison, WI 53703