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  • Locations: Iyarina, Napo Province, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador;
  • Program Terms: Spring
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
minimum GPA: 2.0 Undergrad, 3.0 Graduate Open to: FIU students only
Click here for a definition of this term Program type: FIU study abroad Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Culture, Ecology
Click here for a definition of this term Level of Physical Activity: 3.Moderate
Program Description:

Ecuadorian Amazon
Program Description:

Students meet weekly on Thursdays, 2:00pm-3:15pm, on the MMC campus throughout the spring semester (January 10 -April 18, 2019).They also spend one week in the Ecuadorian Amazon learning about indigenous knowledge of, and relationships to, the environment. They gain exposure to how to conduct research in Cultural Anthropology. We will work directly with Kichwa and Waorani communities while being housed in the beautiful Andes and Amazon Field School (see

Location Description:

The field school is about 20 minutes by car from the provincial capital of Tena, Ecuador, and inexpensive buses run throughout the day between Tena and the field school. There are opportunities to pursue independent research in both cultural anthropology and in rainforest ecology at the school. The field school is also equipped with with wi-fi and recreational equipment (for example, inner tubes and safety vests for tubing on the river). For additional photos of the field school, click here:


You will be staying in spacious rooms that look out on the river and forest. Double or triple occupancy. There are bathrooms in each room with abundant hot water. You will sleep to the sound of frogs, the river, and heavy rain on the roof, and wake to the sound of birds.

Three meals per day are provided in a dining room with an expansive view of the Napo River. A single menu du jour is served family style to all guests, but eating restrictions can be accommodated (for example, vegetarian meals or problems due to allergies). Recipes include a mixture of Ecuadorian and American dishes with opportunities to savor Andean and Amazonian cuisine. All meals are prepared with high standards of food safety.


Undergraduate students:
ANT 3212 - World Ethnographies (3 credits) 
ANT 4332 - Latin America - Seminar on Latin America (3 credits)

Graduate students: 
ANG 6339 -Latin America - Seminar on Latin America (3 credits) 
*Note: students who have already taken these classes can substitute independent study credits, but they will still need to attend the Thursday afternoon class meetings.


The program fee is $995 which includes housing, three meals a day, travel insurance, transportation to and from the airport, and all excursions.

The program cost does NOT include airfare,  FIU course instructional fees (Undergraduate $205.57/credit, Graduate $455.64) the $175 non-refundable Study Abroad fee, and personal expenses.

Contact Information:

Dr. Juliet Erazo
Associate Professor
Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies 
SIPA 332

Note: FIU is not responsible for delays, changes in itinerary, changes in the content and cost of the program or other matters that are beyond their control.

Ecuadorian Amazon

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.