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Ecuador Travel Study

(including the Galapagos)

Spring 2013

Linda Eshelman


Ecuador Faculty Lead Program is a joint venture between the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Communications.

You would not only learn about the natural history of Ecuador including the Galapagos but also a bit about Ecuadoran history and culture.


Begin by learning in the classroom a bit about
Begin by learning (in the classroom) a bit about…

  • some of the richest and most complex communities of plant and animal life in the world.

  • many species found nowhere else in the world.

  • Ecuadoran history and culture.


Then the learning adventure begins
Then the learning adventure begins…

  • We will fly to Quito, Ecuador and from there we will explore:


Rainforests
Rainforests

Cloud Forests

Mangrove Swamps


P ramo
Páramo

High mountain biome with a vegetation composed mainly of giant rosette plants, shrubs and grasses.



What s the benefit

You can earn 3 credits (study while you travel)

See things you might not other wise see

Learn a bit more about yourself

It’s an experience of a life time!

What’s the benefit?


Tentative itinerary
Tentative Itinerary

Day 1-2 Quito (city tour, San Francisco Cathedral, museums)

Day 3 Mitad Del Mundo (visit to equator and Otavalo Market)

Day 4-8 Forest Adventures (butterflies, canopy walks, waterfalls, etc.)

Day 9 Patate Indigenous community (dancing, traditional food, etc.)

Day 11-12 Cuenca (city tour, museums, shopping at the markets)

Day 13 Cajas National Park

Day 14 Mangrove swamps, tour of cacao and banana plantations

Day 15-19 Galapagos Islands (dolphin swimming, beaches, sea turtles)

Day 20 Guayaquil

  • Eligibility:

    Prerequisite: Biology 120 or 141 or Speech 424

    Cumulative GPA of 2.5

    Signature of Instructor on application

    Must be at least 18 years of age


So what is the process
So what is the process?

  • Step 1: Look into your finances (costs are estimated to be under $4,000 for 3 week trip), financial aide may be available!

  • Step 2: See me to let me know of your interest so I can get your name on “the list.” We are limited to 30 students!

    Linda Eshelman; UH217; (262) 472-1309; [email protected]

  • Step 3: Go to the Office of Global Studies to start the necessary paperwork.

    Deadlinefor completing the paperwork is December 7, 2012

  • Step 4: Get a passportif you don’t already have one

    www.travel.state.gov/passport

  • Step 5: Register Spring 2013 for Biology Travel Study 491.

  • Step 6: Attend 10 in-class lectures to prepare for the experience.

  • Step 7: Depart the week after finals (spring 2013).


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