Fall - January
Spring - May
See the Amazon and the Andes.
Date: May 15 - May 31, 2013
Cost: $2,900. Tuition not included.
Open to any college student or community member. Hurry! Limited space available. Registration is by permission of instructor only.
Program Cost Includes
- All overnight stays in hotels and lodges
Entrance/admission to all attractions
Transportation rental costs
This amount does not include passport and visa fees, vaccination costs
(yellow fever required), tuition, customary gratuities, any applicable
baggage-handling fees imposed by the airlines, or entrance/exit taxes.
Local expert scientists will guide us through different ecological zones as they share their current research. Working in conjunction with the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente (UAO), we will begin our trip in Cali, where we will explore the tropical dry forests of the Cauca River Valley. From there, we will work our way to Bogota along the
mountainous terrain of the Central Andes through cloud forests, coffee plantations, and paramos. Along the way, we will stop at several small cities for a chance to explore the culture of the region. Finally, we will visit the Colombian Amazon, where we will experience the lush rain forest firsthand with indigenous guides.
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 associate professor of Biology and chair of the Environmental Studies program. He also serves as co-chair of the TC3 Sustainability Council. Contact Kelly by calling 607.844.8222, Ext. 4235 or by e-mail.
Dr. David Flaten
is a professor of History/Political Science and has lived and traveled extensively in Latin America, co-leading trips with TC3 students to Guatemala and Colombia. Contact David by calling 607.844.8222, Ext. 4229 or by e-mail.