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  • Locations: Iquitos, Peru
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate):
2.5
Language of Instruction:
English
Housing:
Eco Lodge
Number of Credits Offered:
3
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Type of Program: Faculty-led
Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

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

Seeking Credits for the Following:

Undergraduate:
  • 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 (4 credits)

Eligibility 

This program is open to all undergraduate 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 (Summer 2017): $3175

Included:
  • Tuition (3 or 4 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 Director

Dr. Gilmore
mgilmor1@gmu.edu

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 06/02/2017
**
Rolling Admission 07/14/2017 07/21/2017

** 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.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.