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  • Locations: El Porvenir, Ecuador; Lago Agrio, Ecuador; Otavalo, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador; San Isidro, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led Abroad
Field of Study: All Majors, Biology
Program Description:

Environment & Ecology of Ecuador

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Course(s): BIO 479 or BIO 592
These courses may qualify as restricted electives for BIO and ESSC majors at EMU.
Credits: Three (3)
Eligibility: Open to all EMU students in good academic standing and guest students. Must be at least 18 years old at the time of travel.
Program Overview
Tour the small country of Ecuador over two weeks this summer. This country is right on the equator and has everything from snow-capped volcanoes to sandy beaches to lush tropical rainforests. The highlight of this program is a trip deep into the tropical rainforest to experience the sights, sounds and smells of nature that has been barely touched by humans. While the focus of this program is tropical ecology, you'll also experience and tour modern Ecuador in the capital city of Quito. 

Program Highlights
  • Visit the rainforest to find hummingbirds, poison arrow frogs and howler monkeys.
  • Experience the Andes on a driving tour
  • Take guided walks of the paramo and cloud forest ecosystems
Instructor Information
Uli Reinhardt, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Eastern Michigan University and teaches various undergraduate and graduate biology courses. Dr. Reinhardt has been taking students to Ecuador for several years. Dr. Reinhardt is broadly interested in how the biotic and abiotic environments shape the ecology and evolution of fish populations, including whole-stream manipulations, field observations by radiotelemetry, behavioral experiments in the laboratory and microscopic examination of fish anatomy. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and many EMU scholarships may be applied to the tuition and fees for this approved program. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information on how to use your financial aid and scholarships to help cover the costs of studying abroad. Find information on national and EMU scholarships specifically for students that wish to study abroad at

The biology department offers several scholarships that may be applicable to this program. Learn more.

This program is currently not accepting applications.