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.

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Course Credit

ENVS 3920
Peruvian Amazon Natural History
(3 credit hours)

Tentative Dates

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

Estimated Program Fee


*Program Fee Covers
In-country transportation, lodging, most meals.

Fee DOES NOT Cover

DSU tuition, roundtrip international airfare, passport fees, souvenirs, travel insurance, other discretionary spending.

Program Requirements

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

Program Directors

Kelly Bringhurst

Kelly Bringhurst

Email: kbringhurst@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7768

Office: North Plaza 147

Marius van der Merwe

Marius van der Merwe

Email: marius@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7924

Office: Science Building 203