Study Abroad Through Dragons-Naropa: Andes & Amazon
Good for: Students interested in cultural ecology, sustainability and environmental justice issues or students who want to study Spanish.
The ancient Land of the Incas contains a fascinating blend of vibrant cultures and dramatic landscapes placed in a modern context of political change and cultural identity issues. Through intensive Spanish language courses, numerous service-learning opportunities, rugged travel, wilderness trekking and independent study, Dragons Andes and Amazon semester abroad explore the links between land and people, past and present. Dragons' students will also examine current political trends, social movements and environmental conservation efforts in the mountains and jungles of Bolivia and Peru.
Through guided study and hands on experiences in the local culture, expect to hone your Spanish skills while discovering the links between vibrant indigenous peoples and the diverse and breathtaking landscapes they inhabit. Dragons' students will come away with a deep understanding of indigenous political trends, important challenges in conservation and development, and a first-hand understanding of day-to-day life in some of the earth's most dramatic locales.
Dates for Fall 2012 Semester: Sept 6 – Dec 8, 2012 (Coursework begins a month before departure and is done at home.)
Dates for Spring 2013 Semester: Feb 9 – May 12, 2013 (Coursework begins a month before departure and is done at home.)
- Naropa tuition*: $13,755
- Room: $2,000
- Board: $745
- TOTAL: $16,500
*Tuition includes 12-16 credit hours plus in-country travel and excursions.
Additionally, you will be responsible for:
- Airfare: Approximately $900
- Travel insurance: Approximately $400
- Visa: $135
- Books & supplies: Approximately $125
- Immunizations: Varies
- Personal expenses: Varies
Scholarships are available to offset all of these costs. Your state and federal financial aid plus Naropa aid (scholarships/grants) apply for this Dragons' program. Work-study monies do not apply.