SIT Study Abroad: Nepal - Geoscience in the Himalaya (Summer)

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Conduct Earth science fieldwork in the spectacular setting of the Nepal Himalaya.The program focuses on field geoscience, geohazards, and environmental sci­ence in the context of human interactions and sustain­able development in Nepal. Through ex... read more

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You will definitely gain some form of awareness about global relations and interactions. For me, I became far more aware of how my actions in the US actually have effects for people all over the world. - University of Washington View Entire Review

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Conduct Earth science fieldwork in the spectacular setting of the Nepal Himalaya.

The program focuses on field geoscience, geohazards, and environmental sci­ence in the context of human interactions and sustain­able development in Nepal. Through extended mountain treks, you will engage in classic field geologic skill development and innovative inquiry of human-Earth systems. You will learn to “read” the rocks and use maps and remote sensing images to better understand past and present Earth processes and study aspects of hazards assessment and engineering geology.

Major topics of study include:

- 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
- Steps for risk reduction that align with sustainable development practices
- The ways in which societal decisions affect the geohaz­ard risks faced by human populations

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

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