Fall - January
Spring - May
See the Amazon and the Andes.
Date: May 15 - June 3, 2015 (exact dates subject to change)
Open to all TC3 students. Limited space available. Registration is by permission only.
Program Cost Includes
14 nights in local hostels/hotels
Round trip airfare
All local transportation and guide fees
All entrance and admission fees to any attractions and/or events
14 meals (one meal a day)
HTH International Insurance (mandatory)
Does Not Include
Passport and Visa Fees
Any applicable baggage handling fees imposed by the airlines
Any entrance or exits taxes into/out of the destination country
Personal spending (souvenirs, additional activities, any personal items that need to be bought in country)
This course explores the diversity of Colombian
landscapes and cultures. We will begin in the city of Cali, one of the major economic and industrial centers of the country. From there, we will explore the cloud forests of
the Central Andes by horseback, canoe the flooded forests of the Amazon, and snorkel or scuba dive among the Caribbean reefs. Throughout the trip, we will focus on the intersection of environment and culture in order to enrich our understanding of this diverse country.
Students may be eligible for scholarships available through the TC3 Office of Financial Aid, room 215.
BIOL 116 (Tropical Field Natural History) will introduce you to the nature and ecology of the Neotropics. You will learn about the plants and animals that make these places unique.
HSTY/POSC 260 (Topics in Modern Latin America) surveys the development of modern Colombian history with an emphasis on current trends in the economy, land use patterns, settlement, and political arenas.
Dr. Kelly Wessell
is an aquatic ecologist who has co-led this trip since its inception four years ago. He is a dedicated teacher and an enthusiastic advocate for tropical ecosystem conservation. Contact Kelly by calling 607.844.8222, Ext. 4235 or by e-mail.
Dr. David Flaten
is interested in the dynamic history of modern Colombia, working to integrate student understanding of the human and natural environments we experience. Contact David by calling 607.844.8222, Ext. 4229 or by e-mail.