Alexa Schwartz

Mailing Address:
Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-862-3355
Fax: 504-862-8061


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Summer 2017: Ecuador

Program Dates: May 21st to June 4th, 2017
Program Cost: $3,300 (does not include airfare)
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Application Deadline:  January 31st, 2017


This is an intensive, immersive study abroad course with a strong focus on experiential learning, design thinking, and engaged scholarship.  The course will be primarily based in Ecuador, with expectations for additional work before and after the international experience. Students will expand their understanding and technical abilities via lectures and readings; development, implementation, and presentation of independent research projects; journal entries and reflective essays; and close interaction with local residents and practitioners. The course serves as a 3000-level elective in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and as an elective for the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) minor.  It includes a mandatory, zero-credit Service Learning component, which will satisfy the second tier SL requirement for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Students will receive 3 total credit hours for completing this course.

Read more about the Ecuador Program in the New Wave!

Summer course in Ecuador will put theory into practice

Students gain firsthand experience in Ecuador


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Cost of Programmalinda eating bug

$3,300 is the total cost of the program, with merit- and need-based stipends available. It includes:

  • Tuition
  • Room and Board
  • In-country transportation
  • Group meals
  • Medical and Travel Insurance

Summer 2017: Ecuador - Information Session

Thursday, November 17th from 4:30-5:30pm in LBC 203 Stibbs Conference Room RSVP HERE

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Center for Public Service, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-862-8060