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Otavalo, Ecuador Service Learning Trip

Agency, Movements and Identities in Otavalo, Ecuador May 21-June 6, 2018


Applications are due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018.

Applications require two references, one of whom must be a member of the Colgate faculty. View the application and apply here.

Extended Study Leaders

  • Pilar Mejia Barrera, Senior Lecturer in Spanish
  • Cory Duclos, Director of The Keck Center of Language Study

About the Opportunity

Sponsored by the COVE and the The Lampert Institute for Civic and Global Affairs this service-learning trip to Ecuador will examine the ways in which the Otavaleño people assert, maintain, and negotiate identity and agency within ever-shifting regional, national, and global contexts. In conjunction with the Tandana Foundation, students will work to support specific projects developed by local communities and consider:
  • how popular cultures and practices are maintained and negotiated in rural communities;
  • how the global movements of information, products, and people effect a local sense of identity, and;
  • how individual and community agency is asserted within a globalized economy.

Fees and Aid

The trip costs $500 per student, and financial aid is available. To learn more, join the group directors on Tuesday, February 13, at 4:15 pm in the Keck Center for an information session.
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