Western Kentucky University

Faculty-Led Study Abroad


Spring 2014

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This program is being considered for Spring 2015.


Dr. David Coffey led several study abroad programs to Ecuador.  He was scheduled to lead this program, but illness forced him to hand the program over to other faculty.  Dr. Coffey passed away on March 20th.  His dedication to his students and his love for learning enabled many people to experience Ecuador.  Dr. Coffey's contribution to WKU's "international reach" will be remembered as we continue to offer programs in Ecuador in the coming years.


Course emphasis is on the uniqueness of Ecuadorian agriculture and its effect on people, social issues and governmental policies.


Learning Goals

  • Compare sustainability issues between Ecuador and the US
  • Investigate issues related to food production and infrastructure
  • Distinguish similarities and differences in US and Ecuadorians trade policies
  • Compare educational systems
  • Experience living in another culture
  • Defend economic and political issues related to world situation
  • Adapt knowledge learned to further success in your field of study.

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Contact Study Abroad & Global Learning right away.

Faculty Leader

  • TBD




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