Ramapo College - Peru: Engaging with Amazonian Livelihoods
Mahwah, United States; Puerto Maldonado, Peru (Outgoing Program)
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2019||03/01/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Discipline of Study:||Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Environmental Science/Studies, Ethnic Relations, Gender Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Public Policy, Social Science, Women's and Gender Studies||Language of Instruction:||English, Spanish|
|Housing Options:||Ecolodge, Homestay, Research Station||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Class Status:||2nd year (Sophomore), 3rd year (Junior), 4th year (Senior), 5th year and beyond (Super Senior)||Program Type:||Study|
Roukema Center for International Education
Office of Study Abroad & Off-Campus Programs
"Peru - Engaging with Amazonian Livelihoods"
Program Location: Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Minimum GPA: 2.5
All Ramapo College students in good academic and judicial standing are eligible. Students of other U.S. colleges or universities are also eligible.
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Course Description - "Engaging with Amazonian Livelihoods" (INTD 321)
This course provides students with an immersive experience with people, ecology and issues of the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon, which has one of the highest levels of biodiversity on earth. As an interdisciplinary course, students engage with a wide variety of communities, professionals, ecosystems and related topics. An underlying principle of the course is that students benefit from the diverse perspectives and expertise of the instructors, resource people and each other. The first nine days of the course take place at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where students gain extensive background about the ecology, culture, language, community structure, livelihoods, and economics in Madre de Dios. Subsequently, a three-week trip to Peru combines field excursions to communities and other sites along the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers with lectures, discussions and independent projects designed for each student to explore her/his own specific interests in close consultation with the instructors. Topics include Amazonian ecology, ecological culture in indigenous communities, community governance, perspectives of diverse stakeholders, ecosystem services, supply chains, sustainable development, ecotourism and subsistence and market-oriented, organic agriculture, forestry, and natural resource management as practiced by small landholders.
Our course of study
This course – “Engaging with Amazonian Livelihoods” (INTD 321) - includes a wide range of experiential learning opportunities such as excursions to old-growth rain forest and river ecosystems, development projects, and field research centers and extended visits to local indigenous communities.
There will be an extensive pre-departure orientation on culture, health, safety, as well as 1.5 weeks of on- and off-campus meetings prior to the departure from the U.S.
Students will reside in eco-lodges, indigenous/local communities and a field research station.
The final grade will be based on several assignments, including your field journal, a group presentation and the final project/paper.
CostProgram cost: $4750
(non-NJ Residents = $5875)
Program cost includes: Tuition fees for 4 credits; program reading materials; round-trip international airfare; comprehensive pre-departure and on-site orientation; comprehensive health & security insurance; accommodations; most meals; excursions and entrance fees; in-country program transportation; pre-departure and on-site orientations.
Program cost does not include: US airport transfers; some meals; personal expenses and immunization costs.
For further information, contact
The Roukema Center for International Education
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road - ASB123, Mahwah, NJ 07430 USA
Telephone: (201) 684-7533