The QERC Spring semester program provides a competitive and interdisciplinary approach to environment and conservation. Our program asks the student to move beyond the familiar classroom atmosphere and into classrooms composed of montane cloud forests, coastal mangroves, rural hospitals, and tropical wetlands.
Our program is designed to holistically engage students in work and programmed experiences that will provide them with the opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of field research, ecological principles, environmental ethics from a Christian worldview, and in the development of a culture-orientated perspective. In this manner students will cultivate and demonstrate applicable approaches to issues of environment and conservation within their geographical and political contexts and the contemporary global challenges facing them.
The QERC semester program is currently geared toward students with an academic emphasis in environmental sciences, biology, pre-health, and the natural sciences. Our program provides courses that keep students on their particular academic schedule while providing more specialized electives for a student’s particular interest. For more information, check out our 2014 course catalogue.
During our semester term, students stay primarily in the QERC field station dormitories. However, while traveling, students will be staying at a variety of lodgings, from hotels to host families. Be sure to check out the QERC gallery to take a look around campus.