Chagas Disease in Ecuador
From efforts by the Tropical Disease Institute, the Tropical Disease Research Program was created to combat Chagas disease in Ecuador. The program's field activities provide training on the many aspects related to multidisciplinary field research implementation within the Chagas disease research project.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in both course work and as volunteer research assistants. Their specific duties for the project will depend on the component they choose, but will support the main research activities of the overall project.
Visit the official Tropical Disease Research Program website for more information.
June 6 - July 11, 2015 (programs of 2 – 6 weeks available within this timeframe)
Eligibility and enrollment
This program is open to undergraduate, graduate and medical students interested in international studies, health and medicine, the environment, international development, health education, international relief work, biology, engineering, political science, economics, sociology, anthropology or economics.
Students who have a judicial record and will be on probation for a judicial offense at any point during the program may petition to study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
This program is open to non-Ohio University students.
Enrollment is limited and admission to this program is by a rolling admission procedure, with applications reviewed by the course director as they are received.
Students who apply early have a better chance as all the places may be filled before the final application deadline of January 31, 2015.
Courses and credits
The number of credits available will vary with length of participation and will match the student's academic program needs. A non-credit option is available for non-OHIO students only.
Visit the Tropical Disease Research Program website for a list of undergraduate courses offered.
Additional Information on Ecuador
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found here.
US citizens won’t need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country.
Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more information contact:
Dr Mario Grijalva
333 Irvine Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Tel: (740) 593 2192
Fax: (740) 597 2778
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840