The Department of Biology and Chemistry offers exciting opportunities for students to participate in international travel-study courses. Students who take these courses can earn three hours of academic credit. The department sponsors trips to China and Ecuador during May terms. Dr. Roy Darville led class trips to China during May 2007, 2009, and 2011. The next trip is scheduled for May 2013. The three main cities visited are Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Chengdu. The course has three goals: learning about Chinese environmental management including how the endangered giant panda is cared for, learning about the Chinese culture and language, and participating in mission activities. For many students, working directly with the giant panda is the highlight of the trip.
The department is excited to announce that a trip to Ecuador is planned during May 2013. Dr. Catherine Cone will lead this trip which will focus on the health care system in Ecuador, including participation in health fairs. If you are interested in the medical field, this trip should be very interesting to you.
If you have questions about these trips, please contact Dr. Darville.
Office phone: (903) 923-2246
Please enjoy looking at pictures from the previous China trips:
If you would like to get more information about the upcoming ETBU travel study trips, please visit the ETBU Travel Study web page.