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  • Locations: Bellingham, Washington, United States; Quito, Ecuador;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 01/31/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/25/2019 07/18/2019

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led Fields of Study: Culture, Development & Sustainability, Geography & Land Studies, Geology, History, Literature, Political Science
Housing Options: Other Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
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WWU Global Learning Program:

Honors in Ecuador


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Honors 105 (4 credits) and Honors 212 (4 credits) 
8 credits total

Pre-Requisites: Honors 104


Program Dates: June 25 - July 18, 2019
Travel Dates: July 1 - July 18, 2019

Program Itinerary: AEA_WWU_Ecuador_2018.pdf

* Please note that all applications and payments will be made through WWU.


Program Description:

This global learning course will be a multi-disciplinary approach to Ecuador.  It is an exploration of the rich mosaic of the history, politics, literature, culture, and natural history of this nation.  It will include discussion of the many factors that make this country unique in Latin America. We will focus on how Ecuador’s land has impacted its development and history, with special emphasis on the geological features of an active tectonic plate boundary.

Course Highlights:

Highlights of the course will include visiting the colonial cities of Quito, Otavalo and Cuenca as well as the Yacuma (Amazon) rainforest, Chimborazo Volcano, Cuicocha Crater, Cochasqui Archaeological Park, Ingapirca Incan Ruins, Cajas National Park, and the Galápagos Islands.

Expectations of Participants:

Estimated hours/day students will be walking and/or sitting: Walking varies 2-8 hours; Sitting mostly in bus.
Refrigeration is available throughout the program.


Scott Linneman
Phone: (360) 650-3446
Office: CH03

Kirsten Drickey
Phone: (360) 650-4394
Office: MH228B

Program Cost:

See the Budget Sheet

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