• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• Exposure to principles and practices of ecology, environmental studies, anthropology or rural development will be helpful to participants and is preferred.
• 2.8 cumulative GPA for semester programs; 2.6 cumulative GPA for summer programs
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


In addition to learning field skills, students will learn about many different aspects of forest environments, resource management and rural livelihoods linked to natural resources.

Classroom Language



Field Research Station

Program Duration

6-week summer session (40 days) with 60-80 contact hours of instruction and research, combined: June 5 - July 15, 2011 (projected dates, exact dates TBD).

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2016 Eastern Himalayan Forests and Rural Livelihoods 2/26/2016
Fall 2016-17 Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition 2/26/2016

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Bhutan, Bumthang
SFS Himalayan Studies

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Offered through the School for Field Studies (SFS), the SFS Himalayan Forests, Watersheds, & Rural Livelihoods programs is an approved UW affiliate program. You will travel across Bhutan to learn about Bhutanese culture, environmental issues, and rural development. You will also conduct research on Bhutan's environmental concerns and conservation strategies.

You will be working closely with both IAP and SFS on this program. You can access the program;s main information page through the SFS website to learn more about the academics, housing, excursions and activities, and location.