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Faculty-Led Travel Study Ecuador: Biology
Cuenca, Ecuador; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Travel Study
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
Language Prerequisites:
No
Service-Learning:
No
Internship Available:
No
Program Description:

Ecuador Travel Study: Biology

Location: Ecuador, South America
Duration: Spring 2015 UW-W class, May 18th-June 5th 2015 (tentative travel)
Requirements: Consent of the instructor, minimum of 2.5 GPA, at least second semester freshman status, good disciplinary standing, at least 18 years of age, and completed a minimum of one biology course.
Language of
Instruction:
English
Course Selection: Biology 491
Application Deadline: Friday December 5th 2014
 

Program:

The two primary goals of the course are to: 1) provide students with a basic understanding of Ecuador with particular emphasis on the Galapagos Islands and Amazon rainforest and 2) provide students with understanding of Ecuadorian culture through immersion experiences in Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands.  The course can be taken for 3 biology major/minor credits.  The course will be offered at UW-Whitewater during the 2015 spring semester, followed by a mandatory three-week travel component to Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands.  Field trips to museums, cultural and historical landmarks, scenic wonders, and cultural events will also be included.  Come hike in cloud forests, swim with sea turtles, buy a Panama hat, tour ancient ruins, and try a passion fruit (or two) with us in the spring.  This will be an experience of a life time!
Estimated Program Fee: $4499 (14 Students)    $4199 (30 Students)
Fee Includes: -Airfare and local transportation
-Local accommodations
-Indicated group meals
-UW System academic abroad insurance
Expenses Not Included: - Roundtrip transportation from your residence to O'hare airport
- Immunizations
-Non group meals
-incidentals
Tentative Travel Itinerary: Ecuador Itinerary.pdf
* The estimated program fee is based on 14 or 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:

Center for Global Education:
Office: Hyland 1227
Email: studyabroad@uww.edu
Tel:  262-472-5759

Global Experience Coordinator:
Dan Colleran
Office: Hyland 1227
Email: collerad@uww.edu
Tel: 262-472-5757

Faculty Contacts:
Stephen Solheim
Department of Biological Sciences
Office: UH 359
Tel: 262-472-1090
Email: solheims@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.