Welcome Parents!

Welcome Parents!

Thank you for supporting your student’s pursuit of international education. Ceiba’s programs are taught by professors with over 20 years of experience in tropical ecology. Our courses offer in-depth training in tropical conservation and applied ecology. They are a perfect fit for those interested in biology, ecology, and environmental studies. We offer a semester-long program every spring and several summer courses.  All Ceiba courses are accredited through the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Why Study Abroad?

Studying abroad teaches students about diverse cultures, improves language skills, and opens up numerous personal and career opportunities.

Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many students. We live in a globalized society and international experience is increasingly sought after by employers. Living in another country presents many challenges and students who experience this gain appreciation and understanding of other cultures. They can also improve foreign language skills and gain independence.

Health and Safety

We take students to the most diverse places on earth, where they will have amazing experiences, but we always make their safety and health our top priority!

Ceiba is committed to a safe and positive experience for all program participants. Our pre-departure and upon-arrival orientations address steps such as making sure your student has all necessary vaccinations and the extra precautions necessary when being abroad regarding things like food and water safety, and altitude sickness. Through enrollment at UW Madison, students will automatically receive health insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). We provide a 24/7 emergency contact card with numbers for UW Study Abroad and Ceiba staff based in both the US and Ecuador.

For more specific details, and our Covid-19 protocols, please click the button below.

Health & Safety Details


We partner with the world-class Study Abroad team at the University of Wisconsin to guarantee our students have top notch support -- before, during, and after their program