University Outreach Program


West Chester University Outreach Programs


The ACEER Foundation, in cooperation with West Chester University of Pennsylvania, offers a comprehensive series of academic courses and continuing education workshops conducted at facilities in both the tropical rainforests of the Madre de Dios region of southeastern Peru and the cloud forests near Cusco and Machu Picchu. The goal of the University Outreach Program is to provide field-based academic experiences for universities and individual students in a variety of disciplines related to the neotropics. Undergraduate and graduate credits are available, as are continuing education units (CEUs) and continuing medical education units (CMEs) for students and lifelong learners alike.

Each offering has specific learning objectives and learner outcomes, but all are designed to provide an experiential learning environment that will promote a better understanding of tropical rainforest/cloud forest ecology, local culture and traditions, resource sustainability, the human impact on these systems, and strategies for conservation.

For the Annual Schedule of Workshops in the Amazon and Machu Picchu.

Environmental Programs include:


Environmental and Health Science Programs


Health Science Programs include:

Universities may reserve a date, topic and corresponding itinerary for their own students, conduct the field experience with their own Faculty Leader, and award their own credits. The ACEER can provide experienced Guest Faculty to accompany any university group. For universities wishing specialized courses or workshops for their students, a Special Topics option exists. The ACEER will work with you to design an experience that best meets your academic needs.

Many ACEER courses and workshops have "open enrollment" and may be registered for by individuals seeking credit/non-credit experiences.

For Universities and/or individuals whose home institutions do not offer academic credit in these areas, or those seeking CMEs or CEUs, the ACEER has partnered with West Chester University of Pennsylvania to award such credits. West Chester University, one of the state-owned universities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is fully accredited by Middle States Association to offer undergraduate and graduate credits and CEUs, and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to offer continuing education to physicians.

For more information please contact Winden Rowe, ACEER's Program Coordinator , by email - - or by phone - 610-738-0477.