Photojournalistic expedition of Ecuador at MSU July 2-16

Montclair State University is sponsoring an international study tour, "Ecuador: From the Andes to the Galapagos Islands -- A Photojournalistic Exploration," from July 2 to 16.

Sponsored by the Global Education Center and the Center for Continuing Education, the study tour is a photographic exploration of two distinct regions of Ecuador: the Andes and the Galapagos Islands. Participants will visit Quito, the Andes, highland villages, artisan communities, Indian markets, Inca ruins and the colonial city of Cuenca. From Cuenca, participants will fly 600 miles to the remote Galapagos Islands for four days aboard the "Santa Cruz," with two daily shore excursions, escorted by specially trained naturalists.

The tour is designed for nature lovers, those who are interested in experiencing other cultures and photographers of all levels of interest and expertise. Prior to departure, faculty escort Ron Hollander, director of the journalism program at MSU and a photojournalist for 27 years, will conduct an illustrated seminar on photography, equipment preparation and wildlife identification. Hollander has led photo safaris to Africa and other regions for many years

The tour's second faculty escort is Dr. Marina Cunningham, director of the Global Education Center at MSU. She lived and studied in Ecuador and has returned there on numerous occasions. Dr. Cunningham has a B.A. in Spanish and a Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literature.

Fee for the program is $3,550 and includes round-trip airfare from New York to Ecuador, domestic airfare in Ecuador, four-star hotel accommodations with private bath, first-class accomodations on the cruise ship, daily meals during the cruise and other meals as per the itinerary (14 breakfasts, 11 lunches and nine dinners).

For additional information, contact the Global Education Center at (973) 655-4185 or email gilbertsimon@saturn.montclair.edu.