Wildlands Studies offers the unique opportunity for you to join research teams in the field for academic credit. Each project covers a wide area of terrain and focuses on real-world wildlife or wildlands concerns. Full project descriptions are available as a PDF on our website at the end of each project description.
PREVIOUS FIELD STUDY EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED
All field methods and data gathering techniques will be taught on site. Some projects may involve extensive hiking in mountainous terrain, and proof of health insurance is required of all applicants. Team members must provide their own outdoor gear. Costs of food and on-site transportation are shared. Itineraries may vary and are subject to change.
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Completed enrollment applications will be reviewed, and acceptances will be made on a space available basis until the project is full. You will be notified by email of your acceptance.
Participants earn up to 15 quarter units of academic credit (10 semester credits) for our extended Wildlands Studies projects from Western Washington University. Our short courses earn 5 quarter credits (3.35 semester credits). Our prerequisite is minimum one (1) college lower division science/biology or environmental studies/geography course or instructor consent. While students usually encounter no difficulties in transferring credit to their home campus, applicants should check with their advisor prior to enrolling. Our staff will be happy to explain the program in further detail to the applicant’s advisor, if necessary. Click here to learn more about academic credit.
Program fees are due upon acceptance into a project. Please note program fee deadlines. After fee deadlines, enrollments are accepted on a space-available basis. Fees shown cover academic tuition program fees only. Each project has a Program Fee as well as an in-country expense, flight costs and personal expenditures. In-country fees are listed on each program description. In-country fees cover transportation, accommodations, sometimes food and other travel expenses. Team members must provide their own outdoor gear. Click here to learn about program fees.