** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
May 11 - 29, 2014
and Tambopata, Peru
ABS Field School in the Peruvian Amazon introduces students to the social and biological realities of conservation and research in Latin America. Students have firsthand investigation into key resource management systems, and apply conservation research techniques. Students complete case studies of important resources found in lowland tropical forests of southeastern Peru. Students interact with a mix of native peoples, colonists, conservation organizations, loggers, gold miners, and eco-tourism experts.
Note: Moderate level of physical condition including hiking and ascending/descending steep stairs are included in the program.
Texas A&M students, and non-Texas A&M/international students may apply to the program. If accepted, non-TAMU students must apply as a transient student to Texas A&M in order to register for the course.
A total of 4 credit hours are offered for this program. Students will enroll in one of the following courses:
WFSC/RPTS/VTPB 489: ABS Amazon Field School
WFSC/RPTS/VPAT 689: ABS Amazon Field School (Graduate)
To apply, first apply on the Study Abroad Programs Office web site. Next, send your CV and letter of interest to Dr. Donald Brightsmith at email@example.com.
Applicants will be chosen based on merit, strong letters of interest, and overall program balance. We seek highly motivated students while striving to represent as many disciplines as possible in the Field School. All applications are due by February 28, 2014.
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