The W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana offers students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and experience of natural ecosystems in the Asia-Pacific region and South America. Our courses are intense, academically rigorous, and interdisciplinary in design, such that they are suitable for students of all backgrounds and majors. We believe that today's environmental and conservation issues will take complex, integrated, global approaches that will transcend international boundaries. Click on the tab below for information on applying to your program of interest.

How to apply


Africa Application Information

Deadline to apply: TBD for 2018

Course dates: TBD for 2018

To apply, visit UM Study Abroad

Contact course instructor professor Jenn Thomsen 


Patagonia Application Information

Deadline to apply: TBD

Course dates: 2018 dates TBD


Vietnam Application Information

Deadline to apply: Oct. 25, 2017 (early-bird registration discount if you register before May 1, 2017)

Course dates: Dec. 27, 2017- Jan. 19, 2018 

To apply, please fill out the UM Study Abroad online application 


Peru Application Information

To apply, please contact course instructor Elizabeth Fricke at 406-243-5176;