Tropical Field Ecology in Ecuador

December 14, 2019 - December 24, 2019

Experience a field-based introduction to tropical ecology and the diverse ecosystems of Ecuador. This course provides students first-hand knowledge of tropical environments and biodiversity. In the South American nation of Ecuador, alpine glaciers, cloud forests, rainforests and the riverine ecosystems of the upper Amazon basin are all readily accessible.

Students will enroll in BIO 3333: Tropical Field Ecology (3 credits), a course which has been previously held in Costa Rica and the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, as well as in Ecuador. Priority given to students who have previously taken BIO 3330: Ecology.

The program cost of $3,750 includes round-trip flights from Detroit (arriving in Quito and departing from Guayaquil), all accommodation, transportation and activities in Ecuador and nearly all meals. Tuition will be charged as part of the fall 2019 semester.

Participants may pay in multiple installments but all payments are due before the departure date of December 14, 2019. If you have questions regarding how much you owe, please contact Director of International Education Alex Zimmerman,

For more information, visit the Tropical Field Ecology in Ecuador page or contact Alex Zimmerman by email at

Payments will be refundable only in the event of emergency or if the program is cancelled. Requests for refunds (except in the case of program cancellation) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.