Program Details

Mongolia is the most sparsely inhabited country on earth, but the local people will be integral to our work. Students will assess biodiversity, assist with multi-species carnivore monitoring, discuss the value of parks and protected areas.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Fall Semester, Summer

Program Overview

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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Program Reviews

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Based on 3 Reviews

  • Doing incredible science with a close-knit group in remote Mongolia

    This program has to be one of the most unique and transformative study abroad programs out there. On this program, you will spend several months in a remote valley in Northern Mongolia, a ten hour drive on a dirt track away from the nearest plumbing or

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • An incredible experience in an incredibly beautiful place

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Wonderful Study Abroad Experience

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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