- Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Summer
- Program Description:
Round River Conservation Studies' Mongolia Conservation Program provides an incredible opportunity to experience the vast landscapes and biodiversity of Mongolia. Operating from Round River's base camp, students will spend their time assisting partners in remote mountainous regions of Mongolia.
Students may participate in wildlife surveys, using camera traps to monitor wildlife, natural history hikes and backpacking trips, among other field activities.
The program provides numerous options for wildlife research on wolves, brown bear, lynx, manul, snow leopard, wolverine, sable, marten, otter, mink, and fox, in addition to numerous ungulates, rodents, and large birds. Few of these species have been systematically studied, and in most cases, including wolves, bears, and lynx, no one has any idea of their population status.
Few people have yet to study the flora. Ecosystem processes also remain poorly understood, and fire dynamics, high elevation wetlands, grazing impacts, permafrost distribution, and river systems are among the topics that need greater scrutiny. Gaining a baseline on all of these will be important for monitoring and management in the era of global climate change.
- $18,530. Includes program tuition, 15 semester credits, research costs, in-country travel, and all food and lodging during the program.
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Based on 2 Reviews
- An incredible experience in an incredibly beautiful place08/13/19
This program undoubtedly changed my perspective on the world and the course of my life. The combination of academics, time spent in the field, tight-knit community, and local connections made the program unique and meaningful every single day. The opportunity
to see wildlife, contribute to longterm research projects, and meet local people was something I had never experienced before. I am very grateful to have participated in such an amazing program.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Wonderful Study Abroad Experience12/15/18
I joined the 2018 Summer program in Mongolia and it was incredible. From the breathtaking views of the jagged, high altitude mountains to the rolling plains, I couldn't have picked a more beautiful place to spend my summer. The conservation curriculum
was interesting and informative. After completing the program, I feel confident conducting and presenting research to audiences that can use the work to implement political and environmental change. My favorite part of the program was the way Round River worked closely with the Horidal-Saridag Park Rangers, located near where we were stationed in Ulaan Uul, Mongolia. The relationships I made with the rangers, fellow students, and instructors are lifelong and key to the comprehensive conservation conducted during the summer. I would highly recommend this to the outdoorsy adventurous student who is looking to improve their conservation ideology and skills.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend