SFS Summer: Himalayan Forests & Rural Livelihoods in Bhutan
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SFS Summer: Himalayan Forests & Rural Livelihoods in Bhutan

Study abroad next summer with The School for Field Studies (SFS) in the Kingdom of Bhutan! During this study abroad program, students will learn through classes and field research about Bhutanese culture, religion, politics, economics, and environment, along with other aspects of rural life in Bhutan, a small developing country in the eastern Himalayas.

Students will be assisting the research agenda of SFS' partner, the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, an international research and training facility. Fieldwork and research will focus on climate change, natural resource and water management, rural-urban migration, and sustainable livelihoods. Study with SFS to have a guaranteed summer to remember!

Locations
Asia » Bhutan
Program Type
Provider
Subject Areas
Asian Studies
Botany
Cultural Studies
East Asian Studies
Ecology
Geography
Global Studies
Natural Sciences
Philosophy
Social Sciences
Sociology
Sustainable Development
Zoology and Wildlife Sciences
Degree Level
Bachelors
Timeframe
Summer
Language
English
Steps
Online Application
Official Transcripts
Letters of Recommendation
Phone / Skype Interview
Age Requirement
GPA Requirement
Health Requirement
Starting Price
$5,000.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
SFS program fees cover room and board, program-related ground transportation and park entrance fees, field equipment, supplies, orientation, and pre- and post-program advisory services. Total Program Cost does not include transportation to and from the program. Scholarships available!
Other Locations
Bumthang District

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Program Reviews (1)

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Elizabeth
Female
24 years old
Davis, CA
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Really Powerful Learning

8/10

I don't think I have grown more in six weeks than when I was in Bhutan. It took me out of my little, conservative northern California bubble and filled me with new thoughts and ideas. My classmates love hearing my stories of monsoons, nights in the karaoke bar and directed research. This trip has also given me an edge and left an impression when I interview for student jobs and internships.

How can this program be improved?

More freedom. We got treated like little kids a bit too often.

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The School for Field Studies (SFS) offers field-based programs that revolve around environmental studies and research. The programs involve exploration of the human and ecological aspects of issues having to do with the local environments. Students assist SFS's global partners and host communities in their

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