Dixie State University :: Study Abroad :: Peruvian Amazon

Peruvian Amazon

Program Details

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.


Tentative Dates

Spring Semester 2018 (classes on DSU campus)
May 6-21, 2019 (Travel to Peru)

Course Credit

ENVS 3920
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 airfare, passport fees, travel insurance, and discretionary spending.

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years old at time of departure
  • 2.0 GPA

Program Directors

Kelly Bringhurst, Director of Community Engaged Learning
Email: kbringhurst@dixie.edu Phone: 435-652-7768 Office: North Plaza 149D

Marius van der Merwe, Associate Professor of Biology
Email: marius@dixie.edu Phone: 435-652-7924 Office: Science Building 203