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Faculty-Led Ecuador: Biology in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Cuenca, Ecuador; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Travel Study
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Travel Study 2017 12/09/2016 12/09/2016 05/20/2017 06/06/2017
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Program Type:
Faculty-Led Travel Study
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Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Program Description:

Ecuador Travel Study: Biology in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Location: Ecuador, South America
Duration: Spring 2017 UW-W class, May 20th-June 6th 2017 (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
Course Selection: Biology 491
Application Deadline: December 6th 2016


The primary goal of the course is to provide students with a thorough understanding of Ecuador’s natural history especially relative to the Galapagos and Amazon rainforest.  The course will be offered at UW-Whitewater during the spring semester, followed by a mandatory three week travel component to the mainland of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Field Trips to museums, cultural and historical landmarks, scenic wonders and cultural events will also be included.
Exposure to the knowledge of principle mainland and island ecosystems of Ecuador as well as pertinent cultural and environmental issues will be focused on in this course.

Estimated Program Fee: $5449 based on 14, $5949 based on 30 students
Fee Includes: -Airfare and local transportation
-Local accommodations and tours
-Indicated group meals
-UW System academic abroad insurance
Expenses Not Included: - Roundtrip transportation from your residence to O'hare airport
- Immunizations
-Non group meals
Tentative Travel Itinerary: Tentative Itinerary Ecuador Program.pdf
* The estimated program fee is based on 14 participants. The actual program fee will be established mid-term when all participants have obtained legal travel documents




Center for Global Education:
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5759

Global Experience Coordinator:
Dan Colleran
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel: 262-472-5757

Faculty Contacts:

Professor B. Eshelman

Professor L. Eshelman >