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Areas of Study:
Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Sciences
2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
field study, study abroad
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Conduct Earth science fieldwork in the spectacular setting of the Nepal Himalaya.
Conduct field research and gain experience with a variety of field observational methods.
Travel across central Nepal and up the Kali Gandaki Valley on structural geology and field mapping exercises.
Examine how societal decisions affect geohazard risks and analyze steps for risk reduction that align with sustainable development practices.
Study how immense mountain ranges form and continuously transform.
Engage with Nepali faculty, professionals, students, and residents.
Witness a broad range of Earth processes and rock types while traversing the Himalayan range.
Consider how geological processes affect and are affected by human settlements.
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SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.
K ey Topics of Study
Geoscience field research and observational methods
Identifying a broad range of Earth processes and rock types
How mountain ranges form and continually transform
The hazards and benefits of living in a dynamic natural environment
How societal decisions affect the geohazard risks faced by humans
Steps for risk reduction that align with sustainable development
Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.
SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:
All educational costs, including educational excursions
All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
Health and accident insurance
SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
All scholarships and grants are need-based.
Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.