Summer Program in Mountain Studies, 22 June-10 July 2020
Experts from a wide range of disciplines will offer a rich, interdisciplinary view of Alpine history, culture, people and environment, in this short program taught in the heart of the Alps.

Applications will open from end of November 2019 to March 2020.

The program covers topics as diverse as architecture, tourism, climate change, earth sciences, and history.
The course also takes you beyond the classroom and into the mountains in a series of field trips and case studies tied to the latest in current research.

Participants will discover and experience from:
  • the Oisans range and famous Lautaret pass: how to do a geological transect; the unique richness of the Lautaret Alpine Botanical garden; sleeping in a mountain shelter
  • the Chartreuse range: the history of human beings in the Alps, their forts and Monastery
  • the Vercors range: economic policies, esp. linked with tourism diversification, and changing local cultural practices
  • the Mont-Blanc glaciers: how they recede...
  • in and around Grenoble: key notions on climate change; the Metropolis and its role and responsibilities, urbanism as a tool for policy-makers, Arts and mountain landscapes...
=> Download more details from the "2020" and "2019" files.

Eligibility, Fees, Applications

The program is open to both professionals and students at all levels, but you must be 18 years or older. Some hiking is involved - take appropriate gear!

Participants are recommended to enroll in all three weeks.
The cost is € 2250 including housing, cultural activities and mountain field trips. Program fees do not cover airfare, most meals, mandatory medical and repatriation insurance, or other personal expenses.

While no academic credits are directly provided by the program, your home institution may choose to award you up to 6 European course credits (ECTS) based on the learning outcomes and expected time commitment (105 hours total, 90 contact hours).

The application deadline is March 30th. Partial payment at least will be required at that time.

Thank you so much to our 2019 project partners and funders: IDEX Formation, LabEx OSUG2020, LABEX ITEM.

Updated on October 24, 2019