STUDY DIVERSE CULTURES AND PRISTINE ECOSYSTEMS ON
BIOKO ISLAND, EQUATORIAL GUINEA

OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Study tropical biodiversity side by side with Equatoguinean university students while engaging in field work in a multi-faceted montane rainforest environment.
  • Participate in the Annual BBPP Expedition into the Gran Caldera de Luba, as seen in the August 2008 issue of National Geographic.
  • Explore the linguistics and cultural diversity of Spanish-speaking Equatorial Guinea.
  • Investigate the challenges facing a developing country through direct interaction with government and business leaders.

COURSES OFFERED:

The semester will include courses taught by leading primatologist, Dr. Tom Butynski, BBPP staff and faculty from UNGE with additional special lectures from leading professionals and government official from in-country. Students will be able to take a full course load of 12 or more credits by choosing among these courses.

  • FIELD RESEARCH IN TROPICAL ECOLOGY
  • FIELD METHODS IN TROPICAL ECOLOGY
  • NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS
  • SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • SPANISH LANGUAGE AND AFRICAN CULTURE IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA

DATES:

Program runs from January through March and September through December. The option to stay on as a Field Assistant for an additional 3-6 months, at no extra charge, upon completion of the semester, is available upon request and acceptance. Room and board will be provided for all Field Assistants.

FEES:

The program fee is $5,200 (Drexel)/$16,200 (Non-Drexel), which includes tuition, housing, orientation, and in-country field trips such as, the Gran Caldera Expedition and the Moka research expedition, as well as a Drexel University transcript.

LINK:

Bioko Island Study Abroad

CONTACT:

Dani Ascarelli
Director, Drexel Study Abroad
ascareld@drexel.edu
(215) 895-6280