|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2015||05/01/2015 **||Rolling Admission||06/23/2015||08/02/2015|
** 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.
|Program Type:||Global Learning Faculty-led||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Fields of Study:||Culture, Ecology, Service Learning||Housing Options:||Other|
FAIR437b / INTL437b (12 credits)
Culture & Ecology: Field Program in Ladakh, India
Pre-departure dates: June 15-19, 2015
Join Western faculty and students on this remarkable journey to Himalayas. Western Washington University in association with the Institute for Village Studies offers students an in-depth, cross-cultural educational program in the Himalaya communities of Ladakh.
Learn more about this program:
Charlie Ashbaugh is the Director of the Institute for Village Studies. He joined IVS from the field of international development and has worked on development projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Prior to taking over as Director, he worked with the International Center for Research on Women, where he conducted research on women’s economic empowerment.
He holds an M.A. in sustainable international development from Brandeis University and a B.A. in global studies form Western Washington University. He is also a nationally certified EMT.
Phone: (206) 300-7857
Liz Mogford is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. Professor Mogford’s teaching and research are interdisciplinary, combining sociology and public health. Her research interests include the social determinants of health, global health, global citizenship and social justice, and violence against women. In addition to teaching and research, Liz works on advocacy and outreach for advancing global health equity. Currently this includes being a board member of two non-profit organizations, Health Alliance International and Just Health Action. Just Health Action is a Seattle-based health advocacy organization that she co-founded in 2005.
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To learn more about the Faculty-led Global Learning Programs and to see Information Session details please visit Western Washington University's Travel Abroad page.