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  • Locations: Jakar, Bhutan; Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/03/2019 07/11/2019

** 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.
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Program Type: Field Study, Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Culture, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography & Land Studies, Hospitality & Tourism, International Studies, Religion & Theology, Sociology Housing Options: Student Residence/ On Campus
Minimum GPA: 2.5
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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