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  • Locations: Chamonix, France; Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UWYO applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Alpine Climate & Culture in Chamonix, France

(This page is for informational purposes.  Students must be approved to join the program [see application link below] prior to submitting an application through this portal).

Course & Travel Dates:

July 2018 (dates TBD 14-27) | 11 day travel to Chamonix

Summer | ENR 4890/5890 | 3 credit hours

Investigate the impact of climate change upon alpine environments, and explore the link between alpine culture and science in this international short course. With Chamonix, France, as home base, we will work with staff at the Research Center for Alpine Ecosystems to perform scientific research at high elevation sites and glaciers in the French Alps. We will explore the cultures and communities of the Mont Blanc Valley, and investigate the relationship between mountaineering and a changing climate in Europe’s most extensive mountain range. 

Requirements & Fees:
•Junior standing or consent of instructor
•Passport valid for travel the European Union
•Financial contribution from each student: $4000 (includes roundtrip airfare, instruction, mountain guides, equipment, lodging, transportation, entrance fees & most meals).  Does not include $140 study abroad fee and $25 international insurance.
•Cheney Study Abroad Grants available (dependent on qualifying GPA)

*Applications are currently being accepted for this course and are due February 1, 2018.

Questions? Contact Melanie Matthews ( for more information.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.