Wabash Announces Pilot Program in Ecuador

February 25, 2003


Applications for the Ecuador Program are due to Professor Redding on March 6, 2003
In an ongoing effort to provide off-campus study opportunities coupled with student-faculty research collaboration, Wabash College is pleased to announce a new pilot program, The Wabash Summer Study in Ecuador Program.

The Wabash Summer Study in Ecuador program invites applicants for the summer of 2003. Student participants in the pilot project will spend four weeks in Ecuador studying historical and indigenous novels and short stories with the authors who wrote them.

The program will include several short and long (overnight) field trips to acquaint students with the geography, culture, and history of the region.

Upon returning to the Wabash campus, student will enroll in Spanish 377-01, a special topics course on Ecuadorian literature and culture. In addition to further readings and discussion, participants in the course will develop a research project that will be presented at a special conference to be held here on campus in late November. The conference will also include presentations by leading scholars in Ecuadorian literature and culture.

Research projects of particular merit will be recognized and receive funding for follow-up work in Ecuador in the summer of 2004.

The program will provide funding for roundtrip airfare to Ecuador, room & board with host families, and ground transportation for excursions. Student participants will be responsible for other incidentals.

Eligibility:

• Students must have completed Spanish 302 (Introduction to Literature in Spanish) or the equivalent prior to the summer of 2003.

• Students must enroll in Spanish 377-01 in the fall of 2003.

• Students must be able to participate in the Ecuador project in the summer of 2004.

• Students must be in good standing with the College.

• Students must provide names of two faculty references that can address their academic preparation.

Students who wish to participate in the program must write a letter (2 pages maximum) addressing the eligibility requirements. The application letter must also describe the student's academic and career goals and demonstrate that participation in the project is in keeping with those objectives.

Application letters are due to Dr. Greg Redding, chair of Modern Languages & Literatures by March 6, 2003. Please see professors Dan Rogers, Louis Aguilar Monsalve, or Redding with questions.

 


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