SFS BHUTAN: FORESTS IN THE LAND OF THE THUNDER DRAGON (SUMMER)
- Term: Summer Session I
- Credits: 6 semester-hour credits
- Prerequisites: No course prerequisites, 2.5 GPA, 18 years of age
- Application Deadline: April 1st. Early applicants encouraged.
- Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans
Spend 6 weeks of your summer exploring 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 time surveying forests, visiting ancient shrines, and studying conservation and development in one of the most fascinating countries in the world.
- 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.
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