An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the geography, cultural history, literature and biodiversity of the Amazon region of Peru. The course will meet for an hour a week during spring semester, then the participants will travel to Peru for a 14 day study abroad experience. Participants live and study at field research stations in Peru. Pre-trip preparation will include selected literary and scientific readings to prepare students to understand their experiences in Peru. Lectures and laboratory/field experiences will focus on incorporating these readings into observations and experiences while in Peru. A visit to Machu Picchu will top off the end of our field experience.
Spring Semester 2018 (classes on DSU campus)
May 6-21, 2019 (Travel to Peru)
Peruvian Amazon Natural History
(3 credit hours)
Estimated Program Fee
Program Fee Covers
In-country transportation, lodging, most meals.
Program Fee DOES NOT Cover
DSU tuition, roundtrip international airfare, passport fees, souvenirs, travel insurance, other discretionary spending.
- Must be 18 years old at time of departure
- 2.0 GPA
Kelly Bringhurst, Director of Community Engaged Learning
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Marius van der Merwe, Associate Professor of Biology
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