Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation Inc.
September 27, 2011
I studied abroad with Ceiba the spring semester of 2010 and long story short it was a life changing semester. I met really great people who I'm still in contact with including students from the trip and both of my host families. Traveling to the cloud forest, paramo, dry forest, rainforest and the galapagos. At the end of the classwork we all had internships of our interest. I worked in the cloud forest with 2 Ecuadorian students collecting caterpillars and studying there parasitoids. My months in Ecuador were life changing and I learned so much. Before my trip I never understood how important conservation and all the facets that are needed to make a successfull program.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
A further understanding in tropical ecology and conservation. I've also taken more interest in environmental education and ecotourism and in January will leave to Guatemala for two years. My experience with Ceiba was a great factor in making this decision.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I wouldn't change anything
Volunteer & study in different ecosytems throughout the country and had an internship in the cloud forest.