A view of the Xizhou Mountains in China.

The Middlebury School of the Environment is based in Dali, a small city in the western reaches of western Yunnan province and the foothills of the Himalayas.

The program will explore social-ecological systems along the wilderness, rural, urban interface. The landscapes of Yunnan, along with unique conservation areas nearby, become our classroom as we seek to understand place in this unique environment.

As the world pivots to China, this country and its people illustrate the complexities of environmental problem solving in the 21st century. This program offers a hands-on experience exploring leadership and cultural diversity in sustainability initiatives.

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