American students arrive- SFS-Bhutan Summer Program 2014 Begins

The 18 American undergraduate students outside Paro Airport
The 18 American undergraduate students outside Paro Airport

9 June 2014, Paro: The Fifth Batch of the School for Field Studies (SFS)-Bhutan Summer Program commenced from today. A group of 18 undergraduate students from the United States of America (USA) arrived Bhutan today (9 June 2014) to attend the Program. The students are from 15 different universities and colleges across the USA.

In Bhutan the students will undertake an interdisciplinary field based course on Eastern Himalayan Forests, Watersheds and Rural Livelihoods. The program for the students, while mostly taking place in Bumthang, will also have a few days in Thimphu and other places at the beginning and the end of the program.

SFS is a not-for-profit corporation based at Massachusetts in the USA. SFS organises field-based environmental education and research programs for undergraduate students to develop environmentally literate citizens and to promote sustainability of the world’s natural resources.

The SFS-Bhutan Summer Program in Bhutan was initiated by the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) in partnership with SFS in 2010.

Over the past five years, about 90 American students have attended the program.

– UWICE

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