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University Students

Two UM students buying fruit from a vendor in a boat in VietnamMansfield Center study abroad programs for university students are provided in conjunction with the University of Montana's Office of International Programs

Wintersession in Vietnam

Date Change: Dec. 27, 2014 - Jan. 20, 2015
Wintersession in Vietnam dates have been changed. The program will now take place Dec. 27 - Jan. 20 instead of Dec. 26 - Jan. 19 in order to provide students with the cheapest possible airfare options.

There’s no better time of year to explore Vietnam than during their sun and our gray!

The College of Forestry & Conservation, the Mansfield Center, and the Environmental Studies Department have created a unique study abroad opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and experience of climate change in natural ecosystems in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The field-based, experiential classes focus on climate change issues as well as the culture, ecology, economy, and history of Vietnam. The program will be led by Climate Change Studies Instructor Nicky Phear and is suitable for students of all backgrounds and majors.

Students lounging in hammocks during their Wintersession in Vietnam Program

Want to hear what other students have to say about the program? Visit the student blog Deep in the Delta: Stories From Vietnam or read about UM Vietnam Study Abroad Student Monica Lomahukluh in the 2011 President’s Report on Education for the Global Century.

Visit the College of Forestry and Conservation to learn more.

Applications are closed for the 2014-2015 Wintersession in Vietnam Program.

Funding Opportunity: Sophomores and Juniors interested in the Wintersession in Vietnam Program can apply to become an International Sustainability Fellow. Fellows receive $2000 in funding and must also participate in a one-credit preparatory course before departure and a two-credit course after returning. More information can be found on the International Sustainability Fellows homepage.

 

High School Students

Students from the 2013 AYLP Cambodia program posing before a temple in Cambodia.

Mansfield Center study abroad programs for high school students are provided in conjunction with the U.S. department of state and with high schools across Montana.

AYLP Thailand

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, AYLP Thailand engages 20 Montana high school students and two high school teachers on an all-expense paid study of Thailand focused on the global issue of food security in the face of climate change, in the context of Thailand and Montana.

An AYLP participant helps a Cambodian girl plant a young tree.

The centerpiece of AYLP is a month-long exchange in Thailand.

Applications are now open for AYLP Thailand 2015!

Visit the AYLP Thailand home page for more information.