STUDY ABROAD: PERU
Environmental Science & Service Learning
In small villages and deep jungles near Iquitos, I had the privileged to compare and contrast the natural habitats, environmental viewpoints, and standards of living in a developing country. Experienced the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, ascended a canopy walkway to explore each inch of rainforest trees, vegetation, and wildlife. My classmates and I learned ethnobotany from the local shaman and primitive western medicine in the Dr. Linea Smith medical clinic. A service learning project gave back tenfold in gratitude when we taught the local children about rain forest ecology at their school. I experienced the wonder of Machu Picchu and trecked through the high alpine of the Andes Mountains while exploring ancient archaeology and architecture.