Summer Session I

Eastern Himalayan Forests and Rural Livelihoods

Bhutan

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Get into the field!

Bhutan is your classroom in this six-week program exploring culture, environmental issues, and rural livelihoods. Participate in SFS’ joint research with the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) and the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) on topics including biodiversity conservation, sustainable forestry, watershed management, and rural development. Trekking across valleys and ridges and through villages, students learn about culture, Buddhist philosophy, and environmental issues, and gain an intimate knowledge of the local ecosystems and rural livelihoods.

This is a six-week program.
 

Language:
Coursework is taught in English
Credits:
6
Prerequisites:
None

Summer session I


Location

Paro - Bhutan


Summer 2018

June 4 - July 12

Open


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Price

Tuition:

$6,280

Room & Board:

$3,715


?   Total Cost:

$9,995

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Academics

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What You'll Study


  • Community forest management
  • Forest ecology and conservation
  • Geology and hydrology of mountain regions
  • Land tenure and land-use changes
  • Valuation of natural resources
  • Influence of Buddhist philosophy in conservation practices
  • Small-nation environmental governance
  • Drivers of rural-to-urban migration

What You'll Practice


  • GIS use and applications
  • Remote sensing
  • Biodiversity surveys
  • Species identification and distribution mapping
  • Qualitative research methods and analysis
  • Survey design and interviewing techniques
  • Environmental-impact and protected-areas assessment
  • Scientific writing and oral presentation


LEARN MORE

Center for Himalayan Environment and Development Studies


Bhutan

Students attending this program will be based at the SFS Center for Himalayan Environment and Development Studies in Paro, Bhutan. Click here to find out more about the Center and life at the field station.

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