Program Details

During this exciting 8-day field studies course to the Amazon rainforest, you will investigate the region’s exceptional biological diversity by tracking primates and other rainforest species.
Location:
Iquitos, Peru
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

During this exciting 8-day field studies course to the Amazon rainforest, you will investigate the region’s exceptional biological diversity by tracking primates and other rainforest species. Using cutting edge conservation biology research methods and traversing the world’s longest rainforest canopy walkway will allow you to learn about biodiversity that is inaccessible or elusive. You will also explore the unique traditional culture of the indigenous Maijuna people and their innovative conservation and sustainability initiatives. 

Program Details

Program consists of two classes:
Environmental and Sustainability Studies in the Amazon Rainforest (3 or 4 credits) and Sustainable Solutions in the Developing World (2 credits)

Seeking Credits for the Following:

Undergraduate:
Environmental and Sustainability Studies in the Amazon Rainforest ( 3 or 4 credits; select one from below):

  • Biology (BIOL) 440: Field Biology (3 credits)
  • Biology (BIOL) 507: Selected Topics in Ecology (3 credits)
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 498: Field-Based Work (4 credits)
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 505 (3 credits)

Sustainable Solutions in the Developing World ( 2 credits; select one from below):

  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 498 Field Based Work (2 credits)
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 505 (2 credits)

* Graduate students seeking 6 credits will have an increased cost of $445.00

Eligibility 

This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University. 

 

Cost:
Program Cost (Winter 2018): $3125 Included: Tuition (5 or 6 credits, depending on course selection) Accommodations Most meals Guided tours Cultural excursions International Emergency Insurance Not Included: Round-trip airfare Other transportation Personal spending

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