STUDY DIVERSE CULTURES AND PRISTINE ECOSYSTEMS ON
BIOKO ISLAND, EQUATORIAL GUINEA
- 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.
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
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.
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.
Director, Drexel Study Abroad