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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Eco Lodge Number of Credits Offered: 6
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Type of Program: Faculty-led
Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

Amazon River
Conservation and Sustainability of the Amazon

During this exciting 8-day field studies course to the Amazon rainforest, you will investigate the region’s exceptional biological diversity by tracking primates and other rainforest species. Using cutting edge conservation biology research methods and traversing the world’s longest rainforest canopy walkway will allow you to learn about biodiversity that is inaccessible or elusive. You will also explore the unique traditional culture of the indigenous Maijuna people and their innovative conservation and sustainability initiatives. 

Program Details

Program consists of two classes:
Environmental and Sustainability Studies in the Amazon Rainforest (3 or 4 credits) and Sustainable Solutions in the Developing World (2 credits)

Seeking Credits for the Following:

Undergraduate:
Environmental and Sustainability Studies in the Amazon Rainforest ( 3 or 4 credits; select one from below):
  • Biology (BIOL) 440: Field Biology (3 credits)
  • Biology (BIOL) 507: Selected Topics in Ecology (3 credits)
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 498: Field-Based Work (4 credits)
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 505 (3 credits)
Sustainable Solutions in the Developing World ( 2 credits; select one from below):
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 498 Field Based Work (2 credits)
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 505 (2 credits)
* Graduate students seeking 6 credits will have an increased cost of $445.00

Eligibility 

This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University. 

Housing

Double occupancy at Eco Resort. Single room option available for additional cost, if interested email gjustice@gmu.edu

Program Cost (Winter 2018): $3125

Included:
  • Tuition (5 or 6 credits, depending on course selection)
  • Accommodations  
  • Most meals
  • Guided tours
  • Cultural excursions
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not Included:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Other transportation
  • Personal spending

Contact Information

Program Manager

Greg Justice
gjustice@gmu.edu

Academic Directors

Dr. Gilmore
mgilmor1@gmu.edu

prof. Wingfield
awingfie@gmu.edu
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2018 10/20/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/09/2018 01/16/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.