Amazon Field School 2017

Colombia, South America Colombia, South America Past Program Interdisciplinary

Recommended Credits: 6 credits. KPU Classes Offered DESN 3000 Interdisciplinary Amazon Field School or ARTS 3000 Interdisciplinary Amazon Field School
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Visit the Amazon Rainforest of Colombia and experience first-hand the Calanoa Project. Engage in interdisciplinary, cultural and creative activities focused on sustainability, community development and conservation. Bring to your studies renewed depth, purpose and global awareness.


Explore local matierals and design. Paddle through flooded forests. Meet with local artisans and master craftspeople. Search for river dolphins by the Peruvian shore. Meet with shamans and get a glimpse into their vision of the world. Hike through tropical rainforest and boat down the Amazon River.

The Calanoa Natural Reserve offers an unforgettable experience of the rainforest through workshops that support a creative dialogue with local communities and the environment.


Colombia. Most of the trips will be spent at Calanoa, an artistic, ecological and community-focused learning center located on the shore of the Amazon River.


Classes at KPU: Pre-departure orientations and classroom sessions before and after the field experience

Arriving in Bogota: May 5, 2017

Return to Vancouver: May 21, 2017

Amazon Program Cost

$2750 (includes accommodation, in-country transportation, field trips, and most meals). Note that flight, personal expenses, tuition, additional meals and fees are not included.

The Amazon Field School welcomes applications from college and university students outside of KPU. Please contact for more information.