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Conservation Beyond Borders: Peace Parks in the Balkans

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Who: All Students
What: Conservation Beyond Borders: A field experience in the Balkans exploring prospects of “peace parks.”
When: Monday, August 2 – Saturday, August 21, 2010
Where: Balkans Peace Park – Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro
Instructors: Dr. Todd Walters and Saleem Ali, M.A.

Cost: $3,500 program fee plus airfare and tuition

Overview: Students in this three-week course will have a unique learning opportunity, including: a cross-cultural experience, an introduction to their fields, and an overview of the dynamics involved in creating and managing an International Peace Park.  Additionally, students will participate in meaningful cross-cultural interactions while cross-border trekking in remote alpine mountain landscapes. At the culmination of the course, students will have a strong understanding of the multi-disciplinary issues that converge in International Peace Parks. Students will have an opportunity to build a professional  network before graduation, making connections in government agencies, international development agencies, as well as international, national, and local NGO’s working in related fields.

All students that would like to register to take the 3 credit, 3 week Academic Expedition in the proposed Balkans Peace Park with the University of Vermont can find directions about how to register here: Non-UVM students will need to register with UVM and be given a UVM ID# to complete the formal registration process to ensure that credit can be transferred to your home University.

Students who already “Saved their Seat” here will be given priority.  There are 16 slots total. To guarantee your participation, please complete the registration process promptly.

Syllabus: Download Here

For More Information – Please contact Todd Walters and Saleem Ali if you would like to take part in this course:

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