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Global Climate Change Mosaic; Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Mosaic
Restrictions: Dickinson applicants only
Budget Sheets Mosaic
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Mosaic 2016 10/01/2015 11/01/2015 TBA TBA
Program Description:

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2014 Global Climate Change Mosaic

On-Campus Study Plus 2-Weeks Field Research in Lima, Peru

The 2014 Global Climate Change Mosaic offers students from all majors the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary research team that will explore multiple dimensions of climate change and attend the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru. Through intensive study in four on-campus courses in fall 2014, students will develop deep knowledge about climate change science, consequences, justice, solutions and international negotiations, as well as competencies for qualitative field research using interviews and video technology. Following preparations for our field research, we will travel to Lima to participate in COP20, where we will interview representatives of national governments, civil society organizations, scientific institutions and environmental groups. We will also visit cultural and historic sites in Peru. The Mosaic will continue mid-way through the spring 2015 semester as members of the research team reflect on the conference outcomes, use videotaped interviews to write research papers and create a digital library of the COP.

Program Components and Dates

On Campus Study, Fall 2014
• ERSC 204 Global Climate Change
• ENST 230/SUST 330 Global Environmental Challenges and Governance
• SUST 500 Independent Research on Global Climate Change Governance (½ credit)
• One additional course to be chosen by each student from a list
     o The list is being developed and will include options in humanities, social sciences and physical sciences
Field Research, November 29 – December 16, 2014 (dates to be confirmed)
• Attend COP20 in Lima, Peru and interview conference delegates
• Visit cultural and historic sites in Peru
Reflection and Synthesis, Spring 2015
• SUST 500 Independent Research on Global Climate Change Governance (½ credit)

Program Fee

• The program fee is approximately $2500, which will cover housing, meals and excursions in Peru.
• Additional costs include round-trip airfare to Lima, Peru plus personal expenses.

To Apply
• Application instructions can be found online at

• To start an application, click on the apply now button below.

For More Information

• Attend an information session:
     o Tuesday, February 25, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Kaufman 178
     o Wednesday, February 26, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Kaufman 178
     o Monday, March 3, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Kaufman 178
     o Wednesday, March 5, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Kaufman 178
• Contact Neil Leary, Center for Sustainability Education, and/or Jeff Niemitz, Earth Sciences,