2018 Tropical Conservation Semester in Ecuador is Nearly Underway

All aboard!  Students are getting ready for the 2018 Tropical Conservation Semester, where they will spend five months exploring the incredible diversity of tropical ecosystems in Ecuador on a once-in-a-lifetime study abroad experience!  They’ll learn Spanish in Quito, follow monkeys in the rainforest, practice sampling techniques on the Pacific coast, and swim with turtles in the world-famous Galapagos Islands. Along the way we focus on the complex nature of tropical conservation, touring ongoing habitat protection and restoration projects, working with community leaders, assisting scientists, and exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the Ceiba Foundation in Ecuador.

Learn more about what we study and where we go by visiting the Tropical Conservation Semester pages.  Applications for this unique program, which awards 16 honors credits from the University of Wisconsin Madison, is the first Friday in October every year, but it’s never too early to consider joining us.  Even from chilly North America, you can almost hear the sea lions barking and waves lapping sandy shores!