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Peru: Field Biology

Term To Study: Winter-Break 2013
Application Deadline: Sep 10, 2012
Program Starts: Jan 03, 2013
Program Ends: Jan 30, 2014
Major 1: Science Biological
Subject 1:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Direct enroll
Program Fee: $5,000
Link 1: Elon - Peru: Field Biology
Program Locations: Cusco
Contact Phone: 336-278-6700
Contact Name: Isabella Cannon International Centre
Contact Email:
What is Included: Airfare, housing, breakfast, on-site transportation
What is not Included: Lunch, dinner, personal expenses, transcript fee
Program Description

The goal of this course is to learn foundational concepts of ecology and field biology through field studies in the forests, highlands, and coasts of Peru. Understanding tropical ecology is becoming increasingly important for understanding global climate systems and ecological patterns and processes. Peru offers a unique opportunity to experience ecosystems ranging from the rainforests of the Amazonian Basin, to high-elevation cloud forests, to the driest coastal desert in the world. Biological diversity will be studied within and between ecosystems, with students experiencing diverse, rich forests and the wildlife that lives there — have you ever met a penguin face-to-face or walked in the tracks of a jaguar? Students will also learn about local cultures and traditions, such as learning about the varieties of potato, and experiencing the diverse regional cultures. The relationships between humans and the natural world will also be emphasized as students learn about effects on these environments from deforestation, farming, and mining. Program travels will focus on the southern portion of the country, where students will visit established field stations located high in the mountains, in the cloud forest, and in the Amazonian basin. These sites allow students to experience and study all three of these unique ecosystems. Students will also visit significant Inca sites, including Cuzco, Paracas, and Machu Picchu. No Guilford faculty presence.

Course: 50032, BIOL 250 002 - 4 credits, Graded.
In partnership with Elon University.

Application: Stage 1 at Study Abroad website; Stage 2 is enrollment at Elon University by Friday, Sept. 14th. $400 deposit due Sept. 10th.

Cost: $5000, plus transcript fee; includes airfare, housing, & breakfast. $400 deposit due Sept. 10.

Quick Facts

Population: 29549517
Capital: Lima
Per-capita GDP: $ 10200
Size: 1285216 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 05:00 hours) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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