Study Abroad in Environmental Science

Have you ever wanted to study abroad in Environmental Science? Well, why not study at a local university in Cuenca, Ecuador and intern at a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center deep in the Amazon rainforest?

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Why Ecuador is the Ideal Place to Study Abroad in Environmental Science

Study abroad in Environmental Science on our Conservation Track in Cuenca, Ecuador. There, you can study abroad at the Universidad de Cuenca, take classes in Environmental Science, and intern in the Amazon. But what makes Ecuador the ideal place to immerse yourself in Environmental Science, Conservation, or related fields?

Well, Ecuador packs an incredible amount of diversity into a relatively small area! In fact, Ecuador is considered one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. That’s a lot to protect! You can learn about Ecuador through the lens of Environmental Science and grow your knowledge of conservation issues in action. You can also lend a hand and gain experience during your internship.

During your time abroad, you’ll also be able to experience the geographical diversity of Ecuador, as well as its wildlife!

What Will You Learn by Studying Abroad in Environmental Science?

Quite a bit! Specifically, you’ll take courses like Natural Heritage of Ecuador, World Agriculture and Food Problems, and Structure and Functions of Plants, Forestry and Society. The Universidad de Cuenca will offer these three classes in English. Additionally, you’ll be placed in a Spanish Language course to help you immerse in the local culture. In effect, these courses in addition to your homestay will help you understand the local context in Ecuador, grow your knowledge of Environmental Science, and prepare you for your internship.

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What Will You Learn by Interning in Environmental Science?

After studying abroad in Environmental Science, you’ll make your way to your internship site just outside El Puyo, where the southern and northern regions of the Amazon divide. Here lies a tropical jungle canopy where mist rises off distant mountains, monkeys roam free, and a chorus of animal voices fills the air.

And there sits a local rescue center that works in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment and the Environmental Police. Essentially, their goal is to rescue and rehabilitate local wild animals that have been abused or trafficked. So what sorts of animals can you get to know? Well, those passing through include parrots, monkeys, turtles, wild cats, capybaras, caymans, and more!

So as an intern, you’ll have the chance to learn from local experts and experience the biodiversity of Ecuador firsthand. We can tailor your internship to a specific field, such as Veterinary Science, if desired. If you would like to earn credit for your internship, we can work with your university to meet their requirements.

So get in touch! We can’t wait to get to know you and help you explore Ecuador!

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