Biodiversity Studies in Argentina
Fall & Winter 2012-2013
Faculty: Erik V. Thuesen
Faculty Signature Required: Students must complete this application survey.
Applications received by the Academic Fair, May 16, 2012, 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. One year of college-level Spanish language studies or equivalent ability in Spanish is required.
Credits: 32
Enrollment: 15
Special Expenses: The Student Fee for this program will be $5100. This will cover lodging in Argentina for both fall and winter quarters except for 4 weeks in winter while students are conducting projects. It will cover 50% of food expenses, the majority of in-country transportation expenses and language training in fall and winter. The Student Fee does not cover international airfare (approx. $1400), short distance local transportation, and lodging/food/travel/homestay during winter break (optional) and while students are conducting projects. Additional costs are estimated to total approximately $3100. The total estimated costs for this two-quarter program (including expenses incurred over Thanksgiving and Winter breaks) for food, lodging, transportation, Spanish Language instruction and fieldwork activities (guides, excursions, national park fees, museum fees, etc.) is $8300. Because of the low cost of living and traveling in Latin America compared to the high cost of Olympia, the costs of participating in this two-quarter program will be roughly the same as living in Olympia.
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due by August 10, 2012. Final payment deadline is September 14, 2012.