South America Semester

Study abroad in South America for one semester. Get high school credit. All girls, ages 15-18.

offered by The Traveling School

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The spring semester runs from February 1 - May 15. During this semester, you will delve into the jungle with naturalists to explore plants, animals and waterways of the Amazon Basin. You will participate in community projects and a homestay with an indigenous Quichua family. You will explore one of the oldest haciendas in Ecuador to better understand the vestiges of the encomienda system and land ownership. You will immerse in Ecuador’s colonial history by touring the cathedrals and museums of Quito’s Old Town. You will strengthen Spanish language skills while conversing in markets, villages and schools. You will study glaciology while traversing Peruvian mountain passes of the Cordillera Blanca. You will interpret the mysteries of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu with a traditional healer and anthropologist. Yo will ascend glaciers with crampons and ice axes in Bolivia’s Cordillera Real. *This semester is for you if you like: mountains, color, hiking, rugged terrain, community interaction, villages, Spanish, art, children, snorkeling, and cooperative spirit.*


  • Ecology
  • English Literature
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Leadership
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Nutrition
  • Science
  • Spanish


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