Quick Info

  • Andes and Amazon Field School
  • Spring Break
  • : Panther Program
  • : Marketing
  • : 4 March 2017 - 11 March 2017
  • : $1,799 in-state/$1,999 out-of-state
  • : Friday, 4 November 2016
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record

Academics

 This course is designed to give you an understanding of Ecuador’s natural and cultural assets including art, chocolate, ancient cities and adventure destinations and how to best market them to the world.  This will be a hands-on experience where you will make your own chocolate, pottery and help locals prepare native crops as well as design promotions and refine and position their natural and cultural offerings for the global market.  This is a real world experience that will be invaluable in your career as a marketer or employee in global enterprise.

 This course is designed to give you an understanding of Ecuador’s natural and cultural assets including art, chocolate, ancient cities and adventure destinations and how to best market them to the world.  This will be a hands-on experience where you will make your own chocolate, pottery and help locals prepare native crops as well as design promotions and refine and position their natural and cultural offerings for the global market.  This is a real world experience that will be invaluable in your career as a marketer or employee in global enterprise.

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Professor Skip Glenn has explored Ecuador as part of research and training done for El Museo de Ciencias Naturales in Quito and the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. His field experience has taken him from Loja Province in the south to Carchi Province in the north. Having worked with the native Shuar and local scientists, he has a deep appreciation for the natural and cultural heritage of this great Andean nation.

Housing

Spacious rooms look out on the river and forest. Double or triple occupancy. Bathrooms in room with abundant hot water. High quality mattresses for a good rest. Sleep to the sound of frogs, the river, and heavy rain on the roof. 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. Recipes include a mixture of Ecuadorian and American dishes with opportunities to savor Andean and Amazonian cuisine. Vegetarian meals are available. All meals are prepared with high standards of food safety.

Pricing And Dates

Spring Break 2017

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$1,799 $1,999
Arrive in Quito Depart Quito
March 4, 2017 March 11, 2017

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

But be prepared to purchase tickets as soon as accepted to the program, as spring break is a high season for traveling.

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your Pitt in Ecuador Spring Break program fee, the follow are included in the program:

  • Tuition for 1 credit
  • Accommodation
  • Roundtrip transportation from Quito to the Andes and Amazon Field School
  • Cultural activities related to coursework
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner while at the field school
  • International health insurance

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Pittsburgh to Quito (estimated at $1200)
  • Personal expenses while abroad
  • Additional meals and incidentals

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Program Requirements:

  • Must have at least a 2.75 GPA
  • Completion of at least 24 credits on-campus
  • Good disciplinary record at Pitt

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Oksana Stalczynski

Privet! I'm Oksana Stalczynski and I'm a Program Manager at the Study Abroad Office. I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, was an exchange student and Russian Language Scholar at Reed College in Portland, OR and did a summer language program in Dresden, Germany. A study abroad experience broadens your horizon, grows your circle of friends and improves your career opportunities. That’s why I think everyone should do one!

Feel free to contact me to find out more about study abroad programs at Pitt, and/or to learn/practice some Russian.  Get in touch with me at Oksana.stalczynski@pitt.edu or 412-383-3237!

Walk-In Advising Hours:
MWF 2-4 PM