four-week study abroad research component in the Peruvian Amazon.
academic and experiential/practical learning experience.
challenging program that enables you to grow academically, professionally,
core of dedicated faculty with many years of international experience
in a wide range of fields.
interactive learning community where both students and faculty contribute
their ideas and enthusiasm to create an synergism that fosters creativity
and an excitement for learning that can't be found in the typical
class sizes of 15-21 students on semester programs, with a high
but your typical classroom!
pre-travel orientations, including health and safety information
and tools for cross-cultural understanding.
interdisciplinary curriculum that develops a profound understanding
of real-world issues.
approach to learning whereby students design and implement their
own research projects.
of a service learning project in the Amazon.
visits and educational excursions to sites of historic, cultural
or ecological importance.
student-faculty meetings and mentoring to allow students to measure
academic achievement and progress on individual research projects
throughout the program
participating in the Amazon Program, students will have experience in:
with local and international experts on a wide range of topics
- Asking and
reflecting on the "big" questions
- Studying, understanding
and integrating the information in scholarly articles
- Writing introspective
essays and scholarly research papers
pursuing independent study projects
in, and understanding the life of another country or culture
an in-depth understanding of local issues and their global context
effective and sustainable action