Developed with the support of Cornell's David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement, Politics of Sustainable Development in Latin America is a multi-term course that will bring students onsite in Ecuador during the January term. Students will travel to Quito, Ecuador to begin their field study at Cornell's Global Hub partner institution, the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). Following their in-country orientation, students will then relocate to field sites in the Andean or Amazonian regions of Ecuador to work in small teams with their community partners on projects related to sustainable development, biodiversity, agroforestry, food sovereignty, and community planning. Having met with partners (Yakum Foundation and Terra Genesis International/ProAmazonia) virtually and developed their projects during the fall course module, students will connect in-person in Ecuador to bring those projects to life on the ground.
Program Dates (tentative):
January 2-16, 2023
Program is embedded as part of a multi-term course titled Politics of Sustainable Development in Latin America. Limited to 14 students. Students will receive one grade for the full course in spring semester, but MUST enroll in ALL THREE course modules:
- GOVT 3613/LATA 3612 Politics of Sustainable Development in Latin America 1
(Fall 2022, Second Seven Week, Oct 12 - Dec 17, 2022)
- GOVT 3614/LATA 3614 Politics of Sustainable Development in Latin America 2
(Winter 2023, add dates once confirmed)
- GOVT 3623/LATA 3623 Politics of Sustainable Development in Latin America 3
(Spring 2023, add dates once confirmed)
Ken Roberts, Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government, College of Arts & Sciences
*Some program information questions in 'Application Preview' below may not be applicable to this program. Course background will be asked if relevant to that particular summer or winter program.