2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

El Salvador Sustainability Field Studies


Summer 2013 quarter

Paul Pickett water resources engineering
Fields of Study
biology, environmental studies, field studies, international studies, study abroad and sustainability studies
Preparatory for studies or careers in
environmental studies, sustainability, Latin American studies, sociology, and culture

Participate in a week of sustainability field studies in Central America. Students will be working to support local efforts to improve the living conditions of both the people and wildlife of Jiquilisco Bay, an important mangrove ecosystem on the Pacific coast of El Salvador. Students will help researchers catch turtles in the bay to study and participate in a beach walk looking for nesting turtles. We will also take boat rides on the bay looking for wildlife, visit local towns, and immerse ourselves in the culture, and visit community development projects.

Advertised Schedule
Class will meet on campus 6-10pm on June 26 and July 24 to prepare for and debrief from the trip.
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$1295 for EcoViva delegation costs including all room and board, local transportation, and translation
Special Expenses
Airfare to El Salvador (approximately $800)
Study Abroad
Location: Jiquilisco Bay region of El Salvador.
Duration: 9 days, July 6 - 14, 2013
Delegation fee: Students must pay the fee of $1,295 per person in full by May 31, 2013. The class may be cancelled unless at least 6 students have paid their fee by the deadline.
Preregistration: please complete the delegation application at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ecovivaseeturtles2013.
Fee and tuition do not include airfare to San Salvador (estimated at $800) or travel insurance (required).  All students must arrive on the same flight.
Offered During
Day, Evening and Weekend

Program Revisions

Date Revision
March 18th, 2013 Further revision to required fee: Fee must be paid in full by May 31, 2013.
March 13th, 2013 Adjusted deposit due date and amount of required fee.