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  • Locations: Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Tarleton Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Psychology
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-majors: Yes Minimum GPA: 2.0
Classification: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate Tarleton Faculty: Dr. Amber Harris Bozer, Dr. Jaimie Borchardt
Program Description:

Ecuador - Psychological Sciences

Faculty Leaders:
Dr. Amber Harris-Bozer

Dr. Jamie Borchardt
Travel Dates:
May 27 - June 4, 2019 (dates are variable within 1 week span)
The class will include a study abroad field experience opportunity that will travel to Ecuador (Quito and three Galápagos islands). During the 9 day tour you will be involved in a service project and studies including, but not limited to: animal behavior/ethology, adaptive and evolutionary psychology, and neural mechanisms of animal behavior, biological psychology, and cultural psychology. The course will then resume in online format for the remainder of the first summer session.

Charles Darwin's development of natural selection theory has had a profound impact on animal behavior psychology and biological psychology. We will walk in the footsteps of Darwin in the Galápagos Islands where many of his prolific writings were inspired. We will discuss the impact of his theories on modern psychology, as well as visit the misconceptions about Darwin that abound on our broad tour of the islands and visit to the Darwin Research Centre. Specifically, we will discuss the psychology of natural selection and how animal brains and behavior change over time with their respective environments. The island is rich with diverse and isolated animal species. Additionally, we will experience the culture of the people of the Galápagos islands.
PSYCH 4390
PSYCH 5090
Approximate Cost:
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$250 non-refundable deposit to Tarleton business services
Does not include tuition  or personal expenses
If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas "If Applicable" well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the U.S. Passports & International Travel.
International Education Scholarship
Financial Aid:
Financial Aid at Tarleton
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This program is currently not accepting applications.