Cuba Internship Program Summer 2015

Travel to Colombia and experience first hand the Calanoa natural reserve located on the banks of the Amazon River. Prticipate in a multitude of interdisciplinary and cultural experiences, and bring your studies a renewed depth, purpose, and global awarness.

Explore local materials and design. Meet with local crafts and arts masters. Meet with a Shaman and understand a glimpse of his vision of the world. Search for river dolphins by the Peruvian shore. Hike through the forest of the Amayacu Natural Park and boat down the Amazon river. 


Info Sessions:

Thursday, January 15thth from 1-2pm, Richmond campus Room 1820

Faculty Leaders

Ross Laird, Lucie Gagne



Classes at KPU 

Pre-departure orientations and classroom sessions before and after the field experience (exact dates t.b.a)

Departure for Host Country

May 22 (tentative)

Return to Vancouver

June 6 (tentative)



Tentative Itinerary
More detailed information:

The program fee is $2,500 and includes accommodation, in-country transportation, field trips, and most meals.

Note that, flight, personal expenses, additional meals and tuition and fees are not included.

Classes Offered
DESN 3000 Interdisciplinary Amazon Field School

30 credits of 1100-level or higher courses. Students must be nineteen years or older at the start on the course.

Contact Information
Lucie Gagne

Ross Laird

Denise Sturlini  - Surrey Campus

Alex Leach - Richmond Campus

Application Deadline
January 31st, 2015

How to Apply 
Download, fill-out and submit the application form and your statement of interest before the deadline

Pre-departure meeting.
Please click here to register for the pre-departure meeting