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Canada and USA: Transboundary Resource Management, Indigenous Peoples & Climate Change in Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

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The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park represents a unique opportunity to show students how cooperation and tensions arise in the management of forest and water resources across the political boundaries of the US and Canada. This expedition-style learning experience allows students to learn about sustainability and climate change through daily excursions and interactions with researchers and professionals.

Program Dates

Summer 2016
July 9 - July 17, 2016

Application Deadline


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Eligibility and Selection Process


This program is open to all OHIO undergraduate and graduate students from all majors in good judicial standing. The minimum GPA is 2.5 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a judicial offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.   Click here to read the entire judicial policy.

This program accepts applications from non-Ohio University students.

Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students or non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.


Students will be housed in various accommodations throughout the program duration such as camps, hotels, tepees and tents throughout the eight-day program. Tents will be provided.


2016 Undergraduate Budget

Find out about scholarships, using your financial aid and more for this program here.

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

Courses & Credits

Students will enroll in 6 credit hours during this program.

Undergraduates will choose any  two of the following:

  • GEOG 2400: Environmental Geography
  • T3 4080: Environmentalism in America
  • GEOG 4470: Natural Resource Conservation


Graduate students will take:

  • GEOG 5325: Political Geography
  • GEOG 5470: Natural Resource Conservation

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Additional Information about Canada

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook

Health & Safety

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination.

Please familiarize yourself with the recommendations and requirements on the website above prior to applying to a program.  

Refer to the  Department of State site for information related to safety and security at these destinations.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodations for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete a Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

Entry and Exit Requirements

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States.   

If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now. 

Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country.   Please read the entry and exit requirements for Canada.

US citizens do not need a visa to enter these countries for the length of this  program. However, you may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country.  Note that entry/exit requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program.  Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Information  on visa can be found here.

Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.



For more information about this program, contact: 


Dr. Harold Perkins
Faculty Director

Keely Davin 
Program Coordinator  
Office of Global Opportunities 





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