[PAST EVENT] W&M Faculty Led Study Abroad Program to Quito, Ecuador
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Access & Features
Palugo Farm, where students will be housed and learn, is surrounded by majestic Andean volcanoes. The farm is home to a diverse and complex ecosystem of people, plants, and animals alike. For over 40 years, the farm has been cultivating a healthy and productive environment fostering a reciprocal relationship between people and the environment on which we live.
What to Expect:
With the farm as a base camp students will start their days getting accustomed to the farm rhythms. Students will engage with their surroundings through a combination of academic lectures and hands-on experience. Students should expect to participate in farm life and be prepared for basic accommodations and limited access to wifi.
Students will study and live in an outdoor adventure and sustainability school based on an Organic certified farm on the outskirts of Quito, Ecuador. This program aims to reinforce the social and environmental responsibility of participants through the creation of community and outdoor experiences. This program will offer experiential learning opportunities to students with the objective of focusing on sustainability. Each week will have 4 days of classes and activities at the farm and 3 days of visits to different communities and places. Some excursions could include: Quito Old Colonial Town, San Clemente community, Otavalo Indigenous Market, Ashanga Project, Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve and Papallacta hot springs. Some of these outings may involve hiking and bike riding.
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