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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Recommended Majors: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Biology, Earth Studies, Ecology, Economics, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Geography, International Studies, Recreation & Tourism, Religion/Theology, Sociology Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Dormitory
Program Description:

SFS BHUTAN: FORESTS IN THE LAND OF THE THUNDER DRAGON (SUMMER I)

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PROGRAM DETAILS

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


OVERVIEW

Explore the rich culture, biodiversity, and dramatic mountain views of the Bhutanese Himalayas and learn how forests - which cover more than 70 percent of the landscape - are integral to the goals of Gross National Happiness. Spend four weeks surveying forests, visiting ancient shrines, and studying conservation and development in one of the most fascinating countries in the world.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT:
  • Trek across forested ridges and remote villages, camping out under the stars and learning about Bhutanese culture and ecosystems firsthand.
 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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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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 03/02/2020 06/01/2020 07/01/2020