Summer Program in Mountain Studies June 17-28, 2019

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Experts from a wide range of disciplines will offer a rich, interdisciplinary view of Alpine history, culture, and environment, in this short program taught in the heart of the Alps.

The program will cover topics as diverse as architecture, economic development, climate change, earth sciences, and history.

The course will also take you beyond the classroom and into the mountains in a series of field trips and case studies tied to the latest in current research. The first week will take participants to the Vercors range to learn fist-hand about economic policy and changing local cultural practices.

The second week includes a two-day trip to Lautaret pass and its geological transect to meet with UGA researchers, see the unique and beautiful botanical gardens, and experience sleeping in a mountain shelter. You'll also fuel your hike with some authentic alpine cuisine.

The program is open to both professionals and to students at all levels, but you must be 18 years or older. Some hiking is involved.

Participants may choose to enroll in both weeks, or week one only. The cost is € 750 per week, including housing, cultural activities, and mountain field trips. While no academic credits are directly provided by the program, your home institution may choose to award you up to 3 European course credits (ECTS) based on the learning outcomes and expected time commitment (75 hours).

Program fees do not cover airfare, most meals, mandatory insurance, or other personal expenses. The application deadline is April 15, 2019; payment is also required at that time.

Université Grenoble Alpes
Publication date: 
Wednesday, 27 March 2019