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  • Locations: Jakar, Bhutan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Field Studies 
  • Restrictions: Fairfield applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer 2017 02/01/2017
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 02/20/2018 TBA TBA

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Dormitory
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Credit Type: Transfer Credit
External Students: No Internships: No
Service Learning: No Great for these academic disciplines: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Biology, Catholic Studies, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, International Studies, Science, Sociology, Zoology
Language Requirement: Any
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 2016
  • 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
  • Guided by UWICE staff, 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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Program Costs:
The cost for Fairfield students to attend this program is outlined below. The price is the total billable program cost which includes the provider fee as well as Fairfield University study abroad fees. The entirety of this payment will be due to Fairfield by March 1. Payment instructions are listed in each application. 

Summer (6 weeks): $10,495