Please visit our website for more information. Explore the challenges of nature conservation in one of the world’s most biodiverse and heavily populated countries: Indonesia. From a base on the beautiful island of Bali, discover how resource-use patterns in Indonesia are threatening the future sustainability of Bali’s globally significant natural resources—above all, its rainforest and coral reef ecosystems—as well as the viability of its human communities. You will spend extensive time learning in the field: snorkeling, hiking in tropical forest reserves, and exploring human-dominated tropical ecosystems.
GO-347, Crixás - GO, 76510-000, Brazil
Please visit our website for more information. This program looks at socioeconomic conditions and the impact of local development efforts and public policy on lives and livelihoods in northeastern Brazil. You will interact with different ethnic groups, including indigenous and Afro-Brazilian populations, to gain insight into the challenges and benefits of implementing social change within a multicultural environment.
Ruta 1, Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile
Examine public health within the context of both official national healthcare policies and intercultural and alternative healing practices in urban and rural Chile. Over the course of the semester, you will consider different conceptions of health, disease, and wellness, including beliefs and health practices of the Aymara and Mapuche indigenous peoples. The program will give you the opportunity to experience Chile's health system firsthand with guided, insightful visits to public and private health centers as well as direct dialogues with biomedical and ethnomedical practitioners. Please visit our website for more information.