Participants will choose ONE of the following options.
CHEM 206: From Andes to Amazon: A Study in Herbal Remedies (3 credits)
Examine the cultural and medical aspects of local herbal remedies in the highlands and rainforest of Ecuador. Hosted by the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), students will learn about local traditions and visit historic sights as well as gain field experience. Activities will include visits to traditional healers, lectures from indigenous medicine experts, rainforest hikes to visit sacred trees, bird-watching treks through the cloud forest, exploring the local markets, and visits to local historic sites. Fulfills SEE Scientific Reasoning - Laboratory (SR-L) requirement. Course Prerequisites: ENG 150, 151 or 153 and placement into MATH 135 or above
HSR 250 or SL 101: Service in the Ecuadorian Andes (3 credits)
Explore Ecuadorian society and culture through engagement in service. Learn about the Ecuadorian social service system and the factors that contribute to current social, economic and political realities as observed in the service sites. The setting of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) will provide access to local experts and interaction with Ecuadorian university students. Students’ knowledge will be enhanced by comparative visits to public and private education and health facilities. Various excursions to local sites with cultural meaning and history such as the Quito historic town center and the indigenous community of Otavalo are included. SL 101 fulfills core course requirement for SU Service Scholars and elective course for SU Leadership Scholars. Course Prerequisites: None
While in Quito both groups (CHEM 206 and HSR 250 / SL 101) will stay in a hotel in Cumbayá, where the Universidad San Francisco de Quito is located. During travel the Chemistry group will stay in a lodge or cabins.
Daily breakfast is provided in the accommodations, as well as most lunches and some dinners (as indicated in itinerary).
The CHEM 206 travel course requires students to obtain the Yellow Fever vaccination in order to travel to the Tiputini Biodiversity Research Station in the Amazon. Instructions for obtaining the vaccine will be included in the pre-departure documentation. The HSR/SL travel course does not require any vaccinations.
Cost CHEM 206: From Andes to Amazon: A Study in Herbal Remedies Cost: $4,300+ $195 Winterim fee Includes academic credit (if enrolled in 12-15 SU credits in Fall 2018), roundtrip international airfare (from BWI), roundtrip airfare from Quito-Coca (Amazon), Quito airport transfers, housing, most meals, excursions as listed on itinerary, international health/evacuation insurance, excursion transportation, and the International & Off-Campus Study administrative fee.
Additional costs include any meals not listed as included on itinerary, U.S. airport transfers, yellow fever vaccination, passport (if don't already have), tips, and personal expenses.
HSR 250 or SL 101: Service in the Ecuadorian Andes Cost: $3,280+ $195 Winterim fee Includes academic credit (if enrolled in 12-15 SU credits in Fall 2018), roundtrip international airfare (from BWI), Quito airport transfers, housing, some meals, excursions as listed on itinerary, international health/evacuation insurance, excursion transportation, and the International & Off-Campus Study administrative fee.
Additional costs include any meals not listed as included on itinerary, U.S. airport transfers, public transport to service sites, passport (if don't already have), tips, and personal expenses.
Application requires $250 non-refundable deposit by November 1, 2018 (or until course is full). Remainder of cost is due by Winterim/Spring 2019 payment deadlines in mid-December 2018.
Stevenson University reserves the right to make any necessary changes, including cost adjustments, in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise.
Withdrawals/Refunds: Upon submitting application and deposit, participants are considered committed and responsible for the full cost of the travel course should they be accepted. Should a participant wish to withdraw their application for any reason after acceptance, only recoverable expenses may be refunded (which vary according to date of withdrawal). Stevenson University withdrawal and drop/add deadlines do not apply.