Examine biodiversity, conservation, resource-use patterns, and the restoration of wildlife on the exotic islands of Bali and Borneo.
WHY STUDY CONSERVATION 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, Bornean orangutan, and other endangered species.
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.
SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.
SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. All scholarships and grants are need-based. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
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