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Program Description:

Arts and Environment in the Peruvian Amazon

Dates: July 17 - 19, 2018

Program Cost
$1,995 + Extended Learning Fees (estimated at $252)
All fees include tuition, lodging and most meals, medical insurance, and local area excursions.  Airfare and personal expenditures are NOT included in the program cost and estimated at $1,600.                         

Courses: VSAR 331: Art, Science, & Technology (3 units, GE, capstone) OR IP 495 (3 units) for Arts students

Course Description: Focuses on the juncture of art and science in contemporary art practice. Investigates the research agenda of various areas of science and the artistic responses to this scientific research. Examines issues around the visual representation of scientific data. Exposes different approaches, materials, and technologies used by artists today. Project will be developed based on themes including environmental art and science, the body (biology and medicine), and space, time, and light (physics).   

Program Description
Travel this July to the beautiful and vibrant Peruvian Amazon in the Madre de Dios region in Southeast Peru. Under the direction of faculty leaders/researchers Lucy HG Solomon and Samia Carillo-Percastegui, experience the hands-on tracking of jungle animals and discover the science of rainforest animal conservation while developing creative visualizations of the world around you!  
See the attached flyer for more information, Peru 2018 Flyer.pdf

During your time abroad you will:
Track wild animals in the jungle, including jaguars
Set camera traps to view animals in their natural habitat
Study human impacts on the jungle environment
Develop artworks based on conservation science
Practice Spanish at whatever level you are at (no prerequisites required)

Planned excursions include the following:
Natural Museum of National University of San Marcos, Lima
Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, National University of San Marcos, Lima
Guided rainforest tours and night jungle hikes to observe nocturnal creatures
Overnight in Puerto Maldonado
Visits with the local community

HOW TO APPLY 
For information on how to apply, click here.
You will transfer the credits back to CSULB at the end of the program.

For more information contact:
Professor Lucy Solomon at lsolomon@csusm.edu OR
Tiffany Gabbard, Global Education at tgabbard@csusm.edu 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/11/2019 ** 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.