Biodiversity Studies in Argentina
Fall & Winter 2010-2011

A full description of this program can be found in the college catalog:

Faculty: Erik V. Thuesen  

Faculty Signature Required: Students must complete this application survey. Applications received by the Academic Fair, May 12, 2010, will be given priority. Qualified students will be accepted until the program fills.
Major areas of study include biodiversity, natural history and Spanish language. Some upper-division science credit is possible and will be arranged with faculty on a case-by-case basis.
Class Standing: Juniors or seniors; transfer students welcome.
Fields of Study: Biology, Botany, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Field Studies, Language Studies, Marine Science, Natural History
Prerequisites: Previous academic work in natural history and/or environmental studies is required. Previous Spanish language studies are strongly recommended.
Credits: 32
Enrollment: 15
Special Expenses: $4,625 for study abroad in Argentina in fall and winter. Covers lodging (except for four weeks in winter while students are conducting projects), 50% of food expenses, in-country long-distance transportation (except for local bus/ subway expenses), and language training (four weeks in fall and two weeks in winter). The fee does not cover airfare (currently $750-$1,100 round trip), four weeks of lodging/transportation expenses while students are conducting projects during winter quarter (approximately $500), or lodging/food/travel/home stay during winter break (approximately $500). The total estimated cost for this program (including expenses incurred over Thanksgiving and winter breaks) for food, lodging, transportation, Spanish language instruction and fieldwork activities (whale watching, national park fees, museum fees, etc.) is $7,575. The college’s current total estimated cost for food, lodging, etc. per quarter in Olympia is $4,010. With the low cost of living and traveling in Latin America, participating in this two quarter program will actually be less expensive than living in Olympia.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due by August 27, 2010.

Final payment deadline is September 20, 2010.