CLIMATE AND CULTURE CHANGE IN THE ANDES 2014
The Center for Social Well Being celebrates 13 years offering our 3 week training program in interdisciplinary qualitative field methods, as well as Spanish and Quechua language classes, in the Peruvian Andes. The combined undergraduate and graduate level seminar is held at the center's rural base, an adobe lodge on an ecological ranch in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of the Callejón de Huaylas, 7 hours northeast of Lima. Coursework provides in-depth orientation to theory and practice in field investigation that emphasizes methods in Participatory Action Research and Andean Ethnography centered on themes of Climate Change with respect to Ecology, Health, Education, Community Organization and related topics. Students have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing investigations in local agricultural communities to develop effective field research techniques, and to acquire language skills. In addition, the program provides excursions to museums, archaeological sites, glacial lakes and hotsprings; optional recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and trekking. The program tuition fee includes all in-country travel, food and accommodations at the rural center, and course materials. The program is under the direction of Applied Medical Anthropologist, Patricia J. Hammer, Ph.D., as well as Ecologist and Field Coordinator, Flor de María Barreto Tosi.
New Year Session December 27th 2013 through January 15th 2014
June Solstice Session June 8th 2012 through 28th 2014
July Harvest Session July 3rd through 23rd 2014
August Earth Session August 3rd through 23rd 2014
Please contact us for other potential program dates for 2014.
To apply – please click on the application below, provide the required information and return the form to us. We will acknowledge receipt of your application and advise you once your application is processed. Be sure to send us any questions you may have with regard to our 2014 field training programs in Peru.