Semester in Ecuador
While you’re studying in Ecuador you will have the chance to go on a couple of weekend or day excursions to other Ecuadorian locations, here are just a couple of the other sites you may be visiting:
Tiputini Biodiversity Station
Ecuador is known for its great biodiversity, so what better place to get to know the traditional Ecuador than at a biodiversity station! While in Ecuador you will take a 4-day trip to Tiputini. Situated in the Amazonian Rainforest between the Tiputini River and Yasuni National Park, Tiputini is largely a research station that also protects rare mammal species from being hunted. Additionally, because of the research emphasis there are no regular tours to the area, so you will have the ability to see an Ecuadorian wildlife habitat away from the hustle-and-bustle of many tourist biodiversity stations!
Mitad del Mundo
In Mitad del Mundo, which literally translates to ‘Middle of the World’, you will find a 30m tall trapezoidal monument meant to mark the spot where the equator passes through Ecuador. While modern calculations have actually found the monument to be approximately 200m off its mark, the monument still serves as a fun representation as well as a fabulous museum of Ecuadorian indigenous culture. Mitad del Mundo is also home to a spectacular planetarium as well as some beautiful displays of Ecuadorian music and art.