|Location:||Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru|
|Eligible Students:||U of M Students|
|Open to:||Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students|
|Language Prerequisite:||No Language Prerequisite|
|Credit Type:||Resident Credit|
|Program Sponsor:||College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences|
Spend fall semester 2011 exploring Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru....by bike! Gain a deeper understanding of each country's culture, food, agriculture, and agroecosystems. You will ride from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. En route, you will visit some of South America's most renowned sites as well as the capital cities of Buenos Aires, Santiago, La Paz, and Lima.
The program departs from Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 25 and ends on December 15 in Lima, Peru.
This course provides students with an introduction to food, agriculture, and agroecosystems in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. As a student on this program, you will take CFANS 3900: Food and Agriculture in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru (3 credits), and be expected to arrange directed studies courses for the remaining 10-12 credits. You are also encouraged to take OLPD 3103: Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience to Your Future.
Professor Paul Porter from the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics will lead this program. In 2009 and 2010, Dr. Porter participated in the Tour d'Afrique's bicycle ride from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa. While bicycling, he co-taught a course entitled "Food and Agriculture from Cairo to Cape Town at 10mph" to students on the Twin Cities campus. With the South America expedition, he will coordinate the educational experiences of students who participate in the ride as well as co-teach a course back on the Twin Cities campus.
During this expedition, you will have the opportunity to visit Mount Aconcagua, the Atacama Desert, Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, and more.
Housing & Meals
Students will stay in tents throughout the expedition. Meals on ride days are included in the program fee. Contact Paul Porter for additional details.
Estimated Program Fee
The estimated program fee is $9,410 and includes miscellaneous educational costs, international insurance, housing and meals during the ride. You will have to budget separately for directed study tuition, airfare, course materials, and personal spending money.
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Contact Paul Porter for more information.