Ecosystem: Forest


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Rainforest to Reef


Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of the rainforest and learn about socio-ecological resilience in the face of climate change and other environmental threats. Connect rainforest management and conservation issues with downstream impacts on the Great Barrier Reef. Become a part of large-scale restoration ecology experiments and study environmental policy and community conservation approaches while developing skills in field research and data collection. Learn More

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Spring 2021

Jan 25 - Apr 29

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Fall 2021

Aug 30 - Dec 2

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Rainforests of New Zealand and Australia


In this two-country summer study abroad program, you will learn how environmental and social factors have contributed to forest fragmentation in the spectacular, once-vast rainforests of Australia and New Zealand. Compare endangered species management practices, meet with Indigenous communities to learn about their natural resource use and relationship with the environment, and examine ecosystem restoration approaches. Learn More

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Summer 2021

May 31 - Jun 30

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Watersheds of the Wet Tropics


The Great Barrier Reef and the tropical rainforests of northern Australia form a complex, interconnected system. Study abroad this summer and learn about rainforest and watershed management in this verdant region while considering the policies and actions needed to maintain healthy waterways in the face of climate change. Learn More

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Summer 2021

Jul 5 - Aug 4

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Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition


Spend a semester in a corner of the Himalayas where few foreigners ever step foot. Trek through remote villages and high mountain passes to experience Bhutan’s vibrant culture, Buddhist philosophy, and environmental issues firsthand. Learn about the challenges of maintaining biodiversity and traditional rural lifestyles in a time of transition. Develop skills in field research and data collection, and apply them to a research project on conservation and development issues... Learn More

Availability
Spring 2021

Jan 25 - May 7

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Fall 2021

Aug 30 - Dec 10

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Forests in the Land of the Thunder Dragon


In this summer study abroad program, explore the rich culture, biodiversity, and dramatic mountain views of the Bhutanese Himalayas and learn how forests are integral to achieving the goals of Gross National Happiness. Spend four weeks surveying forests – which cover more than 70% of the landscape, visiting ancient shrines, and studying issues of conservation and development in one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Learn More

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Summer 2021

May 31 - Jun 30

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Big Cats of the Himalayas: Tracking and Conservation


In Bhutan, a deep cultural and spiritual reverence for life has aided in the preservation of the country’s tigers, snow leopards, and other wild cats. During this summer study abroad program, learn to use camera traps and radio telemetry, study the conservation of these elusive creatures, and learn how adaptation and management strategies can ensure their survival in a changing world. Learn More

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Summer 2021

Jul 5 - Aug 4

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Climate Change, Ethics, and Conservation


Spend the semester exploring Cambodia’s diverse ecosystems – from the great Tonle Sap Lake to the Gulf of Thailand. You’ll visit the ancient Angkor temples, study threats to biodiversity, learn about environmental justice and policy, and discuss traditional medicines with Indigenous communities. Embark on a country-wide expedition, spending time in an elephant sanctuary in Mondulkiri, the mountain and coastal ecosystems of Kampot, and conservation sites along the Mekong River. Learn More

Availability
Spring 2021

Jan 25 - May 7

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Fall 2021

Aug 30 - Dec 10

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Elephants of the Cambodian Highlands


During this summer study abroad program, spend your time in the lush Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary studying the behavior and ecology of the endangered Asian elephant. Examine human-wildlife conflict and conservation pressures and discuss elephant welfare and management practices. Visit the vibrant city of Phnom Penh and the ancient temples of Angkor to explore the history and culture of Cambodia. Learn More

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Summer 2021

May 31 - Jun 30

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Freshwater Ecology and Conservation


On this summer study abroad program, Cambodia’s freshwater ecosystems become your classroom, from Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake to the mighty Mekong River. Travel across Cambodia, visiting ecological sites, floating villages, ancient temples, and the vibrant capital, Phnom Penh. Learn about endangered species conservation, fisheries, water governance, food security, and hydropower development. Learn More

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Summer 2021

Jul 5 - Aug 4

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Wild Patagonia: Fire and Ice


Spend a semester amid the soaring peaks, massive glaciers, and narrow fjords of Patagonia, where the trails of national parks like Torres del Paine become your classroom for research and field work. Embark on expeditions to the southernmost tip of South America and the volcanic lakes region of northern Patagonia to study climate change impacts, diverse ecosystems, and conservation in one of the world’s most iconic regions. Learn More

Availability
Spring 2021

Jan 25 - May 7

Open

Fall 2021

Sep 6 - Dec 17

Open