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  • Locations: Bumthang, Bhutan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 semesters completed
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas Offered: Anthropology, Biology, East Asian Studies, Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Religion, Sociology
Program Description:
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


 


This program is currently not accepting applications.