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Review for Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation, Inc., Madison, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Studying abroad in Ecuador with the Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation was the best decision I ever made with regards to my education. The program plunged me into many different areas of science and I saw hands-on conservation strategies going on right now around the world. With the help of my professors and others involved with Ceiba I was able to conform any of my assignments into something I was interested in. Whether you are interested in animals, plants, the community, the environment or anything you want to pursue, its possible through Ceiba.
My favorite memory was one of my first weekends in Ecuador. Our group went to Ceiba's El Pahuma orchid reserve. I was walking up a steep climb for over an hour, exhausted from carrying my pack. With every step up the mountain the clouds became thicker and the vegetation lusher. When we got to the top I remember seeing a giant bromeliad and a tree fern engulfed in fog. The scenery was magnificent, like a step back in time. I don't know if I ever would have had an experience quite like it if I hadn't decided to study abroad with Ceiba.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make the program one year long instead of only a semester.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Lucky to be a part of this world and to see all it has to offer before it gets even more degraded and impacted by humans.

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Role:  Volunteer & Studied abroad in the amazon, the galapagos, the coastal region and the montane/paramo ecosystems of Ecuador. .