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  • Locations: Bedulu, Indonesia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Megan Hull Program Type: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Asian Studies, Environmental Soil & Water Sci, Health Science, Other Language, Plant Science Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language of Instruction: English Open to non-U of A students?: No
Click here for a definition of this term Automatic Discounts: $1,500/semester, $1,500/summer Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
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SIT Study Abroad Indonesia: Biodiversity and Conservation in Bali and Borneo (Summer)

 NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. Visit the SIT website for more details.

Examine biodiversity, conservation, resource-use patterns, and the restoration of wildlife on the exotic islands of Bali and Borneo.

WHY STUDY IN INDONESIA?

One of the world’s recognized “megadiverse” countries, Indonesia is known for its primeval rainforests and wealth of natural resources including some15,000 plant species. Take a journey through villages and volcanic landscapes, plantations and lushly forested conservation areas, as well as the stunning coral reefs, beaches, mangroves, and seagrass beds of this ecologically rich pocket of the world. Starting in Bali, on the grounds of an ancient palace complex, explore grassroots conservation focused on habitat restoration, community sustainability, and endangered species management., Witness extreme threats to animal and plant life posed by rapid growth in tourism and the palm oil industry. Learn from conservationists dedicated to protecting national parks in Java and Borneo, and observe the diverse community of primates and other large fauna. There will be opportunities to snorkel among the coral reefs and manta rays, hike in tropical forests, and visit conservation projects aimed at protecting the Bali myna, Javan rhinoceros, Sumatran orangutan, and other endangered species.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Study “endemic” plants and wildlife that exist in only one part of the world.
  • Undertake extensive fieldwork, from land to sea, exploring forests and reefs.
  • Learn Bahasa Indonesia, the official language of the vast Indonesian archipelago.
  • Examine the challenges of human-dominated, yet unique, tropical ecosystems.
 
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS

  • Conservation strategies for habitats in human-dominated landscapes
  • Principles and practices of sustainability and conservation biology
  • Dynamics of habitat fragmentation in tropical ecosystems
  • Restoration strategies for marine and terrestrial ecosystems
  • The double-edged sword of tourism with a conservation strategy

MONEY MATTERS

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

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 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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This program is currently not accepting applications.