• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.8 cumulative GPA for semester programs; 2.6 cumulative GPA for summer programs
• Exposure to principles and practices of ecology, environmental studies, anthropology or rural development will be helpful to participants and is preferred.
• Language Pre-requisite: None


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



Students live at the research center which is the former palace and monastery of the King.

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
Fall 2014-15  2/27/2015
Summer 2015  2/27/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Bhutan, Bumthang
SFS Himalayan Forests, Watersheds, & Rural Livelihoods

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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.