Quito, Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation (SIT)

Quito, Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation (SIT) - Click here for more info

Affiliated Program Type: Group


  • Fall
  • Spring

Academic Focus:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Globalization Studies
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Peace and Justice Studies
  • Political Science
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Language of Instruction:

  • English/Spanish
  • Spanish

Language Study: Spanish

Eligibility Requirements: 2.5 GPA; Sophomore status when applying; Previous college-level coursework or other significant preparation in environmental studies, ecology, biology, or related fields; Four recent semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent and the ability to fo

Full-time Course Load: 16 CREDITS

Program Dates: Early September through mid-December or early February through mid-May.

Mandatory Coursework: Spanish for the Natural Sciences (3 credits), Conservation and Sustainability Practices in Ecuador (3 credits), Comparative Tropical Ecology (3 credits), Environmental Research Methods and Ethics (3 credits), and Independent Study Project (4 credits).

Gettysburg Pre-requisites: None

Living Arrangements: Home Stays