Program Details

Prerequisites: None. Previous college-level coursework or other significant preparation in agriculture environmental studies or related fields recommended. The syllabi can be useful for students, faculty, and study abroad offices in assessing credit tran
Location:
Gangtok, India
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Analyze current trends and long-term prospects for local food production and nutritional security in the Himalaya, one of the most fragile, important, and biodiverse ecological systems in the world. Get firsthand exposure to agricultural systems, agro-biodiversity conservation, and food culture. Develop a collaborative project focused on nutritional security. Analyze conservation and management of food production systems through the lenses of society and gender. Study the impact of government agricultural policies on food production, diversity, and nutritional security in Sikkim. Engage in hands-on activities such as working on farms, making agro-based products, and food processing.

Prerequisites: None. Previous college-level coursework or other significant preparation in agriculture environmental studies or related fields recommended. The syllabi can be useful for students, faculty, and study abroad offices in assessing credit transfer. Food - syllabus (ILAB 3010 / 4 credits / 60 class hours) An interdisciplinary course focused on integrated Himalayan agricultural systems and nutritional security in the context of globalization, climate change, and government policies in local communities. Emphasizing the practical aspects of local agro-biodiversity, food production, and food culture, students engage in hands-on agricultural community practices and develop a collaborative, food-focused project.

Setting Description:
Gangtok town (2 weeks); Sumbuk village (approximately 1 week); and Lingee-Payong village (approximately 1 week)

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
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