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  • Locations: Bellingham, Washington, United States; Cordillera Blanca, Peru;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led Language Prerequisite: No
Fields of Study: Ecology Housing Options: Other
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
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Global Learning Program:

Peru - Mountain Science in the Peruvian Andes

Join us in the Cordillera Blanca mountains of Peru for a summer of learning and adventure! This part of the Andes has over 30 mountains that are taller than 20,000 feet and it is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. We will spend 5 weeks backpacking, camping, learning, and working on research projects from June 25 -July 27.  We will be camping in the National Park (with pack animals and local cooks), visiting ruins, and exploring glaciers. Join us for a grand adventure!

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ESCI 498D, 10 credits

Syllabi: ESCI 498D: Mountain Research and Ecology in the Peruvian Andes: Peru_syllabus_2018.pdf

Course Highlights:

  • Visiting Colonial Lima and Huaraz
  • Climbing a 17,000 foot mountain in the Andes
  • Visiting mountain villages and exploring how local people adapt to climate change
  • Exploring pre-Incan ruins
  • Hiking and backpacking in the Andes
  • Seeing Andean wildlife and unique vegetation
  • Hiking to beautiful mountain lakes and waterfalls
  • Climbing and collecting samples on glaciers

More information:

Student videos about the course:

Program Dates: June 18 - July 27
Travel Dates: June 25 - July 27

Program Itinerary: Full Schedule.pdf


John All
Phone: (360) 650-7630
Office: ES 321    

Program Cost:

See the Budget Sheet.


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