Ecuador: Gender, Health and Sustainability
May 30 - June 20
- Earn credits while living and working in Ecuador.
- Experience life within an indigenous community.
- No language requirement, though Spanish proficiency is preferred.
This program is located in the highland area of Otavalo, Ecuador. To participate students are required to enroll in at least 2 credit offerings from any of the following: GEND 180 (GE, IC), NURG 327 or 220C, ILPs (IC pending) or Internship. Students will have classes and spend part of their days working in collaboration with an indigenous community on a variety of projects based on student interest and expertise. Some of the ongoing projects include a youth camp that provides activities in Athletics, Art, Math, Science, and Health as well as Sustainability.
Students will explore the cultural issues that surround the social construction of gender, the varying aspects of economic and racial diversity, the representation of men and women in different cultures and languages, the coexistence of Andean and western medicine, the connection of the indigenous to the environment and sustainability.
This program is taught in English and open to all students. Service-learning is a requirement for all participants.
The estimated per student price is $1,500 plus the cost of 2 credits at CSB/SJU (approx. $1040) and airfare (approx. $900). The cost of 2 CSB/SJU credits and airfare are not included in the estitmated Program Fee cost. The final price will be confirmed with participants early in the spring semester.
This price includes accommodations during the program; local transportation; most food (two meals per day); two one-day excursions.
Students will be responsible for CSB/SJU tuition for two credits, international round-trip airfare, some meals, personal spending money and any activities not included with the program.
You must complete the application by no later than Thursday, December 13, 2012. You must submit the $300 deposit to the CSB Student Accounts Office by Monday, January 14, 2013. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as enrollment is limited.
Patricia Bolaños, Gender Studies
LuAnn Reif, Nursing
Judy Purman, Office of Sustainability