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*WKU Faculty Led: Sustainability and Food Development Issues in Lowlands and Coastal Ecuador
Muisne, Ecuador; Same, Ecuador; Santo Domingo, Ecuador
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|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
** 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.
|Program Length:||Short Term||Program Type:||Study Abroad|
|Housing Options:||Hotel||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Language Courses Offered:||No|
|Number of Credits:||3||Credit Type:||WKU Credit|
|Class Eligibility:||1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate||Field of Study:||AGRICULTURE|
|Minimum GPA:||Good Academic Standing with WKU||Program:||WKU Faculty Led|
|Insurance:||WKU Insurance||Faculty Leader:||Coffey, David|
This course is both an on-campus and two-week study abroad course involving a trip to Ecuador with mandatory pre-and post-class meetings regarding the course subjects. An attempt is made to integrate cultural, social, economic and political issues as a comparative study of food production issues in the United States. Various marketing and production sites will be visited. Emphasis will be on tropical agriculture and will visit officials of government, producer co0peratives, and leaders in Ecuadorian agriculture and education. Businesses, processing plants and farms in and around Sto. Domingo and Esmeraldas will be featured.
Hotels in various locations.
AGRI 475 (G): Sustainability and Food Development Issues in Lowlands and Coastal Ecuador
Hotels in various locations.
Compare cultural variables between coastal Ecuador and the US
Investigate issues related to tropical agricultural success
Distinguish similarities and differences in US and Ecuadorians trade policies
Compare educational systems
Experience living in another culture
Defend economic and political issues related to world situation
Adapt knowledge learned to further success in you field of study.
- Graduate student in good standing (Graduate Catalog p.30).
- Undergraduate students with 3.2 cumulative GPA or good standing in the Honors College.
- Permission of instructor(s) is required.
- Current WKU student eligible to register for WKU courses may apply. Students from outside WKU may participate as visiting students.
- Students must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure (parent/guardian permission for anyone under 18 at time of departure).
- Students must possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date.
- Students must be free of active disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs.
- Students must complete all pre-departure orientations.
- Full payment prior to departure is required.