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Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation

This program will provide you with an immersive opportunity to study in one of the most biodiverse and complex ecosystems in the world. You will learn about tropical forest ecology; marine and coastal ecology; mammal, bird, and amphibian ecology; ecological field research methods; indigenous resource use; and the human-natural resource interface. You will travel for seven weeks of field study in Panama and Costa Rica and visit world-renowned research institutions, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and EARTH University. Please visit our website for more information. This year, SIT will award over $1.5 million in scholarships and grants.


  • Environmental Studies
  • Ecology
  • Biology (General)
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Environmental Management Systems / Policy
  • Natural Resources
  • Development Studies
  • Sustainable Development

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