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Faculty-Led Travel Study Ecuador: Cross-Cultural Communication and Biology
Cuenca, Ecuador; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
Program Terms:  
This program is not currently accepting applications; however, it may run again in future years. Please use this program search tool or contact the Center for Global Education to learn more about the global experiences programs that are currently available or that may be available in the future.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Faculty-Led Travel Study
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Housing Options:
Hotel/Hostel
 Minimum GPA:
2.5
 Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
 Areas of Study:
Biology, Communication, Journalism
 Language Prerequisites:
No
 Target Language:
Spanish
 Service-Learning:
No
 Internship Available:
No
Program Description:

Ecuador: Cross Cultural Practicum/Biology

 

Location Ecuador, South America
Duration Spring 2013 UW-W class, May 20th-June 6th 2013 (tentative travel)
Requirements Consent of the instructor, minimum of 2.5 GPA, at least second semester freshman status, and good disciplinary standing
Language of Instruction English
Course Selection COMM / JOURNLSM / BIO / SPEECH 491/691
Application Deadline Friday December 7th 2012

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The Program

This program consists of two courses travelling together, communications and biology. This program provides students with understanding of Ecuadorian culture and communication practices through immersion experiences in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. In addition, students will be provided with a thorough understanding of Ecuador’s ecology and botany and how it has impacted cultural practices- especially relative to the Galapagos and Amazon rainforest. During the travel component, the class will attend lectures at universities in Quito and Cuenca. Field trips to museums, cultural and historical landmarks, scenic wonders, and cultural events will also be included. Students in both courses will attend the same 10 pre-departure meetings. Come hike in cloud forests, tour banana plantations, swim with sea turtles buy a panama hat, tour the ruins of ancient civilizations and try a glass of tree-tomato juice with us this spring.

Estimated Program Fee $3999*
Fee Includes -Airfare and local transportation
-Local accommodations
-Indicated group meals
-UW System academic abroad insurance
Tentative Travel Itinerary Ecuador Tentative Itinerary 2013.pdf

* The estimated program fee is based on 30 paying participants. The actual program fee will be established mid-term when all participants have obtained legal travel documents

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Contacts

Coordinator Contact:
Dan Colleran
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel: 262-472-5757 (direct)
        262-472-5759 (appointments)
Email: collerad@uww.edu

Faculty Contacts:
Dr. Susan Wildermuth
Department: Communication
Office: HE 453
Tel: 262-472-5064
Email: wilderms@uww.edu

Linda Eshelman
Department: Biological Sciences
Office: UH 217
Tel: 262-472-1309
Email: eshelmal@uww.edu

 
This program is not currently accepting applications; however, it may run again in future years. Please use this program search tool or contact the Center for Global Education to learn more about the global experiences programs that are currently available or that may be available in the future.
 

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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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