First field course offering from SMSC this summer

Primate Behavior, Ecology and Conservation in Peru

Spend a summer abroad in Peru studying Primate Behavior, Ecology and Conservation! This four-week program is fully hands-on and sure to please!

This summer study abroad program will give students a hands-on opportunity to learn essential techniques in the field methodology to conduct research on primates in the wild, in a tropical rainforest setting. During the four week course, students will carry out current field methods in behavioral and ecological research on primates and conduct an independent research project on a primate species in the wild.

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Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: