Abstract # 223:

Scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2015 10:00 AM-11:45 AM: (Cascade F) Symposium


CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF FIELD TRAINING ON TINJIL ISLAND, INDONESIA

J. A. McNulty
The University of Texas at Austin, Office of Research Support, PO Box 7426, Austin, TX 78713-7426, USA
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This year marks the 25th anniversary of field training on Tinjil Island, and the 20th anniversary of a unique study abroad program established in 1995 between the University of Washington and the Primate Research Center at Bogor Agricultural University: the International Field Study Program-Indonesia (IFSP-Indonesia). Conducted on the remote Tinjil Island, this training program brings together students from both the U.S. and institutions throughout Indonesia for a month-long field course focusing on Primatology, Conservation Biology and Global Health. To date, 312 students have participated in the field training including 222 from Indonesia and 90 from the U.S. as well as several other countries. This symposium will cover the history of the Tinjil field training, and IFSP-Indonesia alumni will reflect on their experiences in the program and how their participation has influenced their career trajectories.