Interested in ethno-cultural studies or biodiversity? Appreciate humanitarian efforts? Enjoy travelling? How about experiencing all three?and earning university credit?
The Ethical Expeditions Borneo Field School is a travel-study program ?designed for undergraduate students to gain practical research experience in Ecology and Conservation in one of the world’s environmental hotspots.?
The month-long 2012 program will travel to a remote community in the Wehea Forest in Indonesian Borneo. Students will have the unique opportunity to do hands-on research, learning ?directly from scientists, local leaders, rangers and NGO’s who are working to solve the complex challenge of protecting the remaining biological and cultural diversity on our planet.?
Previous participants have found Ethical Expeditions to be the experience of a lifetime. Program alumni have even gone on to ?[pursue] careers in the conservation and development field.?
The 2012 Field School will run from approximately June 10, 2012 to July 14, 2012. The cost of the program is $4950 USD (including university credit, educational materials, meals, and accommodations). Airfare to Balikpapan, Indonesian Borneo, is the student’s responsibility, as are other travel-related expenses. Participants can earn four university credits. The program can also be pursued as a non-credit option, if desired (at a reduced fee).