FERAL: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

KSAC Study Abroad Courses


A cooperation among Chatham University, Pittsburgh; Juniata College, Huntingdon; Moravian College, Bethlehem; Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove; Washington and Jefferson College, Washington in Pennsylvania; and Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. KSAC was founded to develop and sustain study away programs through collaboration among like institutions.

KSAC programs currently include a spring semester program in the Gambia, a new program in India, and a semester-long environmental studies program at Juniata's Raystown Field Station.


 We explore the field of natural and social sciences with an emphasis on issues of sustainable development. Courses are designed to provide students academic cum experiential learning opportunities. Students learn how to apply science skills in conjunction with a concern for local communities and their needs. In addition, the rich cultural heritage of each location is explored to understand the forces that have shaped these societies. The course thus invites students to reflect upon the conflicting demands on society and environment.


The KSAC programme expected to resume in 2016, after a two year hiatus.


Project Information


Neil Pelkey
Programme Head
Tara Lawrence

Project Information

Budget: $ 120,000
Project Area: Pondicherry, Andaman Islands, Goa

Duration: January, 2012

Funding Agencies

Keystone Study Abroad Consortium - USA

Sub-grant Details

The KSAC Faculty Seminar
Budget: $ 11,529

Duration: Mar 2013

Marine Science in India
Budget: $ 44,999

Duration: Jan 2013 to Apr 2013

Sustainable Development in India
Budget: $ 32,500

Duration: Sep 2012

Marine Science in India
Budget: ₹ 1,882,495

Duration: Jan 2012 to Apr 2012


Project Images

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