Program Details

Track Andean bears and tapirs. Observe primates in their natural habitats. Venture across cloud forests and tropical jungles to study animal and plant biodiversity in the most biologically rich area in the world.
Location:
Guayaquil, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Explore Quito, the capital of Ecuador and soak in the culture. Work at a biological reserve in the cloud forests of Alto Coca teeming with Andean spectacled bears, jaguars and over 300 bird species. Venture to the heart of the Amazon jungle to a research station nestled in the forest canopy. Head to the ‘birthplace of biodiversity,’ the Galapagos Islands, and marvel at the countless species to behold: lumbering giant tortoises, brightly colored iguanas, foot-high penguins, albatrosses, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and more. Snorkel among schooling fish, seahorses and frogfish. Maybe even spot a whale shark or two. There is no better place than the Amazon jungle and Galapagos Islands to study the world's abundant flora and fauna.

Track Andean bears and tapirs. Observe primates in their natural habitats. Venture across cloud forests and tropical jungles to study animal and plant biodiversity in the most biologically rich area in the world. Participate in lectures, discussions with local stakeholders, field activities, as well as ongoing service work at the research stations. Students learn overland survey techniques for mammals and birds. Visit and study at a research station in the heart of the Amazon jungle, the Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences on San Cristobal, and take a two-day hike through the Andes mountains for a comparison of three ecological zones, all with differing challenges, each in different stages of development.

Our programs are unrivaled because of Broadreach's unique blend of meaningful community service, cultural exploration and hands-on learning in truly spectacular destinations. Community service is an integral part of every Broadreach adventure, complementing and interwoven into the academic and cultural focus of the program. While making a real contribution to the communities we visit, service work provides rich opportunities for learning, personal growth, leadership development and cultural understanding, offering our students remarkable perspectives on other people and places, as well as their role in the world.

Setting Description:
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, has a historic city center and passionate culture that’s fully alive on every single cobblestone. But nothing compares to the misty cloud forests of Alto Coca, the Amazon jungle and ecologically diverse islands of the Galapagos archipelago. On this field study adventure, we don’t sit still. We certainly don’t sit still in a classroom for three weeks. This is a peripatetic journey through Ecuador, the Amazon and Galapagos Islands designed to envelop you in the natural world.
Cost:
Please visit the Broadreach website for program pricing information

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 2 Reviews

  • Scarlet Macaws, Pygmy Marmosets, and Galápagos Sea Lions!!!
    5.0
    11/02/17

    This summer, I went on the Broadreach Ecuador and Galápagos Biodiversity course and it was AMAZING. The 25-day program took place in three locations: the Andes cloud forest, the Amazon basin, and San Cristobal island of the Galápagos. It would be impossible

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Scarlet Macaws, Pygmy Marmosets, and Galápagos Sea Lions!!!
    5.0
    10/09/17

    This summer, I went on the Broadreach Ecuador and Galápagos Biodiversity course and it was AMAZING. The 25-day program took place in three locations: the Andes cloud forest, the Amazon basin, and San Cristobal island of the Galápagos. It would be impossible

     read more
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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