Nepal: Geoscience in the Himalaya

SIT offers accredited, field-based study abroad programs in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Nepal: Geoscience in the Himalaya

This summer 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. Please visit our website for more information.

Subjects

  • Geology
  • Geography
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Management
  • Earth Sciences

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Ghana: Africa in the 21st Century

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Key Topics of Study
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  • New and emerging technologies in Ghana and how they are impacting Ghana’s social landscapes
  • Technologies such as social media and money apps, solar energy, and rural and urban water supply systems
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  • Changing gender relations and the status of women
  • The ways in which contemporary global power relations are implicated in constructing discourses of despair about Africa and elsewhere

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