June 15th – August 15th, 2009 (Variable)
Internship, Outreach volunteer
Students from institutions of higher education
undergraduate, graduate, medical, non-degree
|April 15th, 2009
|Program fee and
Tuition: $2,700 for 4 weeks (30 days), $500 per
additional week (daily prorated costs increase for
$150 administrative fee.
Airline ticket cost ($450 to $850, depending on
dates and airline)
Passport, vaccinations, supplies (~$200)
Download application forms
Mario J. Grijalva, 333 Irvine
(740) 593 2192;
(740) 597 2778 (Fax)
Detailed program information
The research program for
Summer 2009 builds up in activities carried out in Ecuador
since 2001. Activities will include a continuation of the
Pilot Chagas Control project in Loja (learn
overall project includes five inter related, but independent
for Triatominae insects and mosquitoes in domestic,
peridomestic and sylvatic habitats
reservoir studies (zoology and parasitology)
Housing and KAP
of the communities and incorporation of data into a
including direct educational activities and production of video
and other educational tools to be used in the region.
In addition, student
generated subprojects will be carried out taking advantage of
the overall project logistics.
Dates: A minimum
of 4 weeks is recommended, however in special cases, specific dates
could be variable depending on the participant's
availability and the needs of the project
Location and dates of activities:
The program will take place in the following regions:
Loja Province (Southern
Arrival and Departure
Arrivals into Quito
June 15th, 2009
July 1st, 2009
July 15th, 2009
Departures from Quito
July 15th, 2009
August 1st, 2009
August 15th, 2009
In order to facilitate
logistics, Participants will be required to arrive or depart
in groups in the dates listed in the accompanying table.
dates and arrangements should be made by the participants
and approved by the program director prior to purchase of
the air tickets.
Quito to the study site will be arranged according to these
dates. Travel or arrival at different times will be
considered in exceptional cases and the costs associated
with travel to/from Quito to the study site will not be
covered by the program fee.
1st, activities will be conducted only at the Center for Infectious
Disease Research in Quito.
Students participate as
volunteer research assistants and work in the various
aspects of the project. Activities will range from specific
student-initiated projects to support of the main research
activities of the overall project. Read more about the
overall project (learn
The program language will be
English and Ecuadorian staff will be available for
translations. Spanish language knowledge is not required,
multidisciplinary research project is open to students interested in health and medicine, the
environment, international development, health education,
international relief work, biology, engineering, political
science, economics, sociology, anthropology, economics, and
others. Undergraduate, graduate and medical students
are encouraged to apply. Special
arrangements can also be made for faculty
Students of all higher education institutions in the United
States and abroad are eligible to apply.
Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. Admission is
determined by Dr. Grijalva based on direct communication
with interested individuals. Please e-mail Dr. Grijalva,
indicating your interest in participating. Since this is a
research project, admissions will be based on the interface
between the applicant's interest and expertise, and the
specific needs of the project.
Costs of the program
Program fee and tuition will be calculated based
on the length of stay.
Current estimates for a 4 week stay are $2,700 + $150 administrative fee.
Program fee and tuition will cover all participant's
expenses in country (food, lodging, transportation,
logistics, etc). Cost not covered include: souvenirs,
entertainment, telephone and internet access charges,
food while in route from USA to Quito to USA.
Airline ticket cost (participants are responsible for
arranging their own flight). Past participants have purchase tickets
from different cities in the USA to Quito from $550 to
$850, depending on dates and airline. A $40 departure
tax is charged at the Quito airport.
that, cash for souvenirs, etc. A backup credit card is a
good idea in the event of unforeseen expenses. You can
cash travelers checks in Quito, but are unlikely to be
able to do so at most of our other destinations.
Traveler’s checks are useless outside of the cities.
Participants that take place in more than one TDI
Sponsored program in Ecuador in summer 2009 will receive
a $200 discount in the program fee of one of them. For
information about other opportunities visit the
TDI Education Abroad page.
information meetings (See announcements above) or
participate in conference calls.
- Send a
two copies of the completed
to Office of International Programs OUCOM,
221A Grosvenor Hall, Athens, OH 45701
Students will be notified of the decision in two weeks
after the receipt of their application materials.
- A non
refundable deposit will be required upon acceptance into
the program. The deposit will be applied to the program
costs and deducted from the participant’s bill:
OU - Participants will be given a deposit slip at the
Office of International Programs
221A Grosvenor Hall, and will have
to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 to the
Bursar's office (Chubb Hall). Cash, check or credit card
Non-OU Participants will be asked to mail
non-refundable deposit of $500 to the
Office of International Programs
221A Grosvenor Hall. Checks
are payable to Ohio University.
a current picture showing your face as a jpg attachment
to the program director. This picture will be used for
the participants dossier.
passport (review expiration date)
vaccinations (Hudson Health Center or other health care
provider - appointments usually required)
Final payment will be billed by Ohio
University Prior to departure (Mid May to Early June).
Listing of internal and external funding sources for participation in TDI sponsored
A list of suggested supplies, clothing and other
Vaccinations required, anti-malaria prophylaxis,
TDI programs have an excellent safety record.
See details about the logistical arrangements, email
Course numbers, term papers, web journals, etc.
Information about Ecuador: News and Media,
Tourism, Cities, Culture, etc.
Infectious Disease Links
Information about protozoan, bacterial, Viral
diseases and relevant organizations