Ecuador

Course Summary

Global Studies Field Experience in Ecuador (GS 350) is a travel study course that takes place in Cotacachi County in northwest Imbabura, Ecuador, an area notable for several reasons. It encompasses altitudinal, biological, and cultural diversity, and brings together global interests and competing discourses. In particular, creative initiatives taken in Intag demonstrate how local residents conceive environmental rights as linked to gender and sustainable alternatives. This course will explore ways local events are linked to global processes and ways natives are implementing "development with identity" on their own terms, by using intercultural strategies, local and hybrid knowledge sets, and local governance.

Important Dates

Travel Dates will be May 9-20, 2014.

Brief Itinerary

  • Visit to Lake Mojanda and hike into La Florida
  • Trip to Nangulvi and Junin EcoCabins
  • Stay at Riviera Sucre

Contact Info

Linda D'Amico

ldamico@winona.edu

507-457-5500

International Programs

Winona State University
Maxwell 105
PO Box 5838
Winona, Minnesota 55987
Phone: 507.457.5081
Fax: 507.457.5883
TravelStudy@winona.edu