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  • Locations: Bellingham, Washington, United States; Kathmandu, Nepal; Rasuwa, Nepal;
  • Program Terms: Fall Quarter
  • Budget Sheets: Fall Quarter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led, Service Learning Language of Instruction: English
Fields of Study: Biology, Culture, Service Learning, Sustainability Housing Options: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel, Other
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

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Biocultural Diversity in Nepal
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FAIR 437E (15 credits)
Syllabus Himalayan Biocultural Diversity Fall 2017 1.20.17.pdf


Program Dates: September 24 - December 7, 2018
Travel Dates: October 1 - November 19, 2018
Nepal Program Itinerary.pdf

Nepal groupProgram Description:

Do you love the outdoors and want to learn what life is like at the top of the world? Are you excited about biocultural diversity, conservation, and service learning? Then join us for a quarter in Nepal as we explore how people, plants, and animals thrive in one of the most rugged and beautiful landscapes on earth. The program, run in partnership with the Institute for Village Studies, is a seven-week field course in rural Nepal.
Langtang National Park in the heart of the Himalayas will be our laboratory as we trek to alpine ridges in search of endangered Snow Leopards and Musk Deer, and traverse montane forests filled with rhododendrons, and epiphytic orchids. When not on the trail we will learn to enjoy Yak butter tea with our Tamang homestay hosts as we study the unique foods, medicines, and cultural traditions of these resilient mountain people. If you have grit, a passion for knowledge, and a keen since of adventure, apply now for a transformative experience in Nepal!

Course Highlights:

  • Learn about Himalayan biodiversity, conservation, and ethnobiology                               Nepal Rasuwa
  • Spend seven weeks in Nepal
  • Study, live, and trek in the remarkable Langtang National Park
  • Support local earthquake rebuilding efforts with RTEES Nepal
  • Travel to the remote and mountainous Rasuwa district


T. Abe Lloyd, Dept of Environmental Sciences     Nepal farmer
Office: ES522
Phone: 360-650-2844

Program Cost:

View the Program Budget Sheet.    


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