Study abroad in the Galapagos in May 2017

In Announcements, by , on November 1st, 2016

Study abroad in the Galapagos in May 2017.

Information session: Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. in Gallagher Center, Room 110 

Dr. Esteban Mayorga, coordinator of the Latin American Studies Program and professor of Spanish, has designed a trip to the Galapagos archipelago and one of Ecuador’s indigenous communities in the Amazon jungle.  

The adventure will last two weeks, May 9-23, and includes visits to the wetlands, the flamingo lagoon, the sea lion beach, and the tortoises, as well as a short stay at the indigenous community Jatun Yaku in the jungle, where students will harvest cocoa and help with school maintenance by means of minga—a traditional communal work of the Incas. 

There will be informal lectures by local professors on the ecological challenges of the Amazon rainforest, current environmental concerns of the islands, fair trade with indigenous communities of Ecuador, Kichwa history and culture, Latin American cinema, and travel writing of the Galapagos.  

**This is a three credit-course and is part of the tuition block for Spring 2017**

LAS300 Latin American Studies 300 – Special topics, taught online 

For more information, contact Dr. Mayorga at