“I’ve always cared about the environment, and now I’m ready to do something about it.”
2020 session suspended
Due to the impact of the coronavirus in China, we are suspending the School of the Environment for the 2020 session. Please inquire and apply for the summer of 2021.
Join our six-week, summer environmental studies program for college undergraduates and recent graduates based in Yunnan Province, China, with dual sites in Kunming and Dali.
Yunnan Province is China like you've never imagined it.
The Middlebury School of the Environment will have twin bases in Dali, a small city in the western reaches of western Yunnan province and the foothills of the Himalayas, and Kunming, the province’s capital and largest city.
With locations in both places and the ability to move between these environments, the program will explore social-ecological systems along the wilderness, rural, urban interface. The landscapes of rural and urban 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.