Bali IFE – Summer 2017
Part of the Republic of Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago, Bali is the country’s largest tourism destination. The 5,636 square kilometer island straddling the Indian and Pacific Oceans rich in cultural and aesthetic amenities as well as natural resources, is drawing domestic workers and international visitors at rapid rates. With both booming population growth (currently at 4.2 million) and a quickly growing tourism industry (estimated at 3.3 million annually), the island of Bali is quickly confronting possible limitations of growth if a healthy environment and desirable quality of life are the goals.
Themes: tourism, island ecology, marine ecosystems, waste management, networks, religion
Virginia Tech semester: Summer 2017
IFE Dates: August 5-14, 2017
Faculty Lead: Marc Stern
Program Fee: $3,300 (does not include graduate tuition or international airfare)
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2017 (as part of NR 5114 or NR 5954)
CLiGS International Field Experiences provide opportunities for graduate students and professionals to travel and gain international sustainability experience in rapidly developing regions of the world. Offered as part of a graduate level course through Virginia Tech’s Master of Natural Resources degree program (NR 5114 – Global Issues in Natural Resources), participants earn three graduate credits from Virginia Tech for their participation in the course and project. The course is conducted online, except for the ten-day fieldwork element conducted in Indonesia. Graduate credits earned through this project can be applied to the Graduate Certificate in Global Sustainability, and the online and global formats of the Master of Natural Resources degree.