UAHuntsville is proud to again offer a research and study abroad program focusing on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.Through the Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) participants will receive professional training, hands-on learning, cultural immersion, and will embark on experiencing how global climate change influences sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The program is a full ten-week summer semester class. Participants who successfully complete the program will earn 6 undergraduate credits in Earth System Science (ESS 490 & ESS 499). The first five weeks of the program (May 20-June 21) will take place in Huntsville, Alabama at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The next three weeks (June 23-July 13) will take place in Clayton City in the Republic of Panama. For the final two weeks (July 15-26), participants will return to Huntsville to wrap up the program.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore firsthand the diverse direct and indirect effects of a changing climate on natural and human systems, and are encouraged both individually and as a group to delve into complex topics and address challenging questions relevant to contemporary regional and national climate change problems. CATHALAC provides knowledgeable, experienced professionals who guide and mentor students in their learning process. This unique program offers university students and young professionals the opportunity to experience a new culture while working towards promoting sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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