Study Abroad in Ecuador
Explore various environmental challenges of today and tomorrow through an integrated lens of science and humanities in place-based courses.
This Global Environmental Challenges program explores various environmental challenges of today and tomorrow through an integrated lens of science and humanities in place-based courses. The semester-long program is a collaboration with Rhodes and Sewanee which will spend twelve weeks in the highlands of Cuenca, followed by a three-week module at a biodiversity station in the Amazon and in the Galápagos Islands.
Students who participate in the program will be able to:
- Recognize and analyze complex environmental challenges and local responses from the perspective of diverse stakeholders, particularly considering Latin America v. the U.S.
- Consider multiple definitions of sustainability within a specific local and national context
- Grow in empathy and in linguistic and cultural competency through sustained engagement with local communities
- Learn, apply, and/or evaluate natural and social science field methodologies in local contexts
Students will depart from the United States to Quito, Ecuador in early September and return for the United States at the program end in late December.