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Indigenous Cultures and the Environment Study Abroad to Ecuadorian Amazon


Three weeks July 8 to 17th. Learn about Indigenous knowledge of, and relationships to, the environment. Learn how to conduct research in cultural anthropology working directly with Kichwa and Waorani communities while being housed in the beautiful Andes and Amazon field school. Undergraduate course ANT 3403: Cultural Ecology, or Graduate Course ANG 5267: Environmental Anthropology. Dr. Juliet S. Erazo is an Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural [...]

Searching Reciprocity in Japan- Ainu. Study Abroad


We will observe Japan from 1600 to 1868, focusing on various perspectives from the society of the Tokugawa years—also known as the Edo period. We will research Edo’s ecological and reciprocal lifestyle in downtown Tokyo first, and then research the spiritual interrelation between nature and the Ainu people (indigenous people) in Hokkaido. The Ainu have maintained a reciprocal lifestyle with nature and animals. A multi-perspective approach will be used to discuss and analyze the development [...]

Learn Quechua through FIU Study Abroad


For those interested in learning Quechua, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center offers the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for participation in a FLAS approved Summer Study Abroad program for training in Quechua. The fellowship provides a tuition and stipend award to students participating in language and area studies training.

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