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The School for Field Studies: Eastern Himalayan Forests and Rural Livelihoods (Summer)
Jakar, Bhutan; Thimphu, Bhutan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Field Studies 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/04/2018 07/12/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
SFS - School for Field Studies
Program Term(s):
Summer
Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Prerequisites:
No
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English
Language courses offered:
None
Housing Options:
Dormitory
Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Asian Studies, Biology, Botany, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Foresty, Geography, International Studies, Religion/Theology, Sciences, Sociology, Tourism, Zoology
Program Design: Group based, Set Curriculum, Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Field Study, Research Project
Program Description:
 

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EASTERN HIMALAYAN FORESTS
& RURAL LIVELIHOODS,
BHUTAN


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer
  • Credits: 6 semester-hour credits
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions until April 2017
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Traveling through Bhutan, students learn about culture and history, religious traditions, environmental issues, and conservation policies, all while exploring the role that environmental services and natural resources play in rural livelihoods and national development. On this program, the country itself becomes the classroom, as we explore local environmental issues and rural livelihoods through a broad array of learning opportunities including lectures from local experts, field exercises, treks, and a short research project.
  • Conduct interviews with Bhutanese citizens who have resource-based livelihoods, exploring the relationship between human well-being and natural resources
  • Learn important features of local forest species, including species composition and community dynamics; practice field techniques for tree measurement and how to estimate timber volume
  • Consider how religion influences attitudes about the treatment of the environment
  • Take a multi-day trek through cultural and natural landscapes, up and over the ridge, between Chamkhar and Tang valley
  • Visit the stunning Punakha Dzong and Bumthang monasteries


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