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  • Locations: Paro, Bhutan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Recommended Majors: Asian Studies, Biology, Ecology, Economics, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Humanities, Philosophy, Public Policy, Recreation & Tourism Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Dormitory
Program Description:

SFS BHUTAN: BIG CATS OF THE HIMALAYAS: TRACKING AND CONSERVATION (SUMMER II)

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PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session II
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions until May 2020
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Meet the feline icons of Bhutan, a country where widespread cultural and spiritual reverence for life has aided in wildlife conservation efforts. Using camera traps and radio telemetry, get a glimpse into the lives of Bhutan’s snow leopards, tigers, and other wild cats, and learn how adaptation and management strategies can ensure their survival in a changing world.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT:
  • Set up camera traps in and around the sacred landscape of Taktsang with some of Bhutan’s top biologists and capture images of endangered species such as the tiger and snow leopard.
SFS students live and study at the Center for Himalayan Environment and Development Studies. The Center is located at one end of the stunning Paro Valley, at the base of a towering ridgeline dotted with Buddhist monasteries. Campus is a small cluster of buildings designed in the traditional Bhutanese architectural style. A pleasant 15-minute walk brings you to the markets, shops, and cultural events of Paro Town.
 

SUMMER COMBINED

Take back-to-back summer sessions and get the hands-on learning and skill-building experiences of an internship, while also going off the beaten path and exploring the world. Each summer session focuses on a different topic, and you’ll have time to travel independently between sessions. Receive a $1,000 discount on your second session.


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CONNECT WITH SFS

Visit the SFS website
Call the Admissions Hotline at 800.989.4418
Email admissions@fieldstudies.org
Read updates from the field on the SFS Blog
Follow SFS on Instagram and Facebook
Watch student videos on YouTube and Vimeo
 


NOTE: As of December 2019, UNC and the School for Field Studies are in the process of renewing their Agreement. This program going forward for 2020-2021 is contingent on the signing of the new Agreement. If you have questions about this, please contact the UNC Study Abroad Director.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.