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Study Abroad Fair

Thursday, September 11, 2014
4:00pm – 7:00pm

Storrs Campus
Rome Ballroom

Interested in Studying Abroad in Patagonia? Attend the Study Abroad Fair on Thursday 4-7pm in the Rome Ballroom!

A course to be offered in January 2015 will give UConn students a chance to experience one of the most remote, pristine and biologically rich regions of the world. A small group of students will be led by UConn biologists to Patagonia, which lies at the southern tip of South America. Staying at a research station within the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, we will join students from several other universities in this multicultural, interdisciplinary experience that will include elements of biology, philosophy, anthropology, conservation ethics, environmental history and more. We will explore mountains on one of the most southern islands in the world, less than 700 miles from Antarctica – an island on the Beagle Channel, where Darwin sailed as a young man 150 years ago and first formed his revolutionary ideas on how species arise and evolve over time. We will learn about the fauna, flora, geography, climate and ethnography of the region, where the number of flowering plant species declines but where mosses and other components of a “miniature forest” reach spectacular richness – richness that is unequaled anywhere in the world. The fully bilingual, 3-credit course will run for three weeks from late December until mid-January 2015, returning students to Storrs before the start of the spring semester. Additional information on the course is available at our web page: To prepare for the Patagonia trip, students will participate in a one-credit course during the fall semester. We will learn about the region, its people and its biological diversity so we will be prepared to take full advantage of the experience as soon as we arrive in Patagonia. If you have any questions about the Patagonia trip or about the Partners of America grant, please do not hesitate to email Professor Bernard Goffinet ( or Bob Capers (


Professor Bernard Goffinet ( or Bob Capers (

Office of Global Affairs (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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