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*WKU Faculty Led: Sustainability and Leadership
Cuzco, Peru; Iquitos, Peru (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
Program Cost: Winter
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2016 11/01/2015 ** 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.
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Good Academic Standing with WKU Program Catagory: WKU Faculty Led
Faculty Leader:
Olmsted, Jane
Program Description:
This collaborative course includes a second fall bi-term course with Winter Term travel component. The program is designed for doctoral students in the EdD in Educational Leadership and Master's students in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities. Research-focused undergraduates are invited to participate.
The SRSC is the first interdisciplinary Master's program devoted to sustainability and community leadership, while the EdD in Educational Leadership is the first stand-alone doctoral program at WKU.  Both programs seek to prepare students to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen leaders of a global society.  These courses will provide students an opportunity to include an international aspect in their program of study as well as the opportunity to meet with international leaders and work in international communities.

Fall 2013 Second Bi-Term Course PLUS Winter Term Obligation
  • ICSR 570 (3 credits):  From the Amazon to Machu Picchu: Place, Community, and Leadership 
  • EDLD 796 (3 credits): International Aspects of Educational Leadership
Fall 2013 Second Bi-Term PLUS Winter Term 2014 Obligation
  • GWS 470H: Special Topics:  From the Amazon to Machu Picchu: Place, Community, and Leadership
Iquitos, Peru is the largest urban center in the western Amazon with a population of approximately a half million.  The group will stay at a hostel within the city. The days on the Amazon River will be aboard a riverboat with small cabins and eating facilities, along with the stay at the Madre Selva Biological Research Station.


  • 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.

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