Journalism Without Walls: Ecuador

Join Journalism Without Walls Ecuador for a journey into the jungle. An informational meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 22 1-2 p.m., Library W4525. Get your questions answered about this summer’s exciting, once-in-a-lifetime Journalism Without Walls trip to the Amazonian jungle, the Andes mountains and Quito, Ecuador.

Basic Trip Information:
Dates: May 22-June 5, 2017
Application deadline: Thursday, March 30


  • Application fee. This gets the ball rolling. Apply here by March 30. Fee: $60
  • Administrative fee, which holds your place in the program once your application is accepted: $200
  • The rest of the costs must be paid prior to the May 22 departure date. Scholarship money will be available.
  • Airfare (round-trip, NY-Quito): approximately $700
  • Tuition (in-state, undergraduate, 3 credits): $810
  • Program fee, which covers all in-country costs, including all meals, in-country transportation, insurance, lodging and excursions: $3,100. This is based on a group of 10 students. If more enroll, the program fee will go down.
  • College fee: $15.60
  • Academic Excellence fee: $29

Trip leaders: Professors Pablo Calvi and Barbara Selvin. Professor Calvi has visited the Sápara several times and knows what it takes to make this trip safe and comfortable. We’ll paddle the Amazon in dugout canoes, witness an endangered, ancient way of life and report on the threats posed by proposed energy exploitation of Sápara land.

Things to think and ask about at Wednesday’s meeting: passports, immunizations, scholarships, what to bring, what we’ll see and do, story ideas, day-by-day itinerary, additional travel after the trip, financial aid, fitting in a summer internship (yes, you can), and more.