Land Change Science Field School

2024 Session: Postponed

Summer Session

The Land Change Science Field School is a 4-week summer program that takes place at Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA), in Hanoi, Vietnam. The field school offers students the opportunity to learn about and investigate land use/land cover change in rural, peri-urban and urban areas of Vietnam. Course instruction and applications will use GIS, remote sensing methods, data, and fieldwork, that will be done at three sites where Professor Leisz has ongoing research.

Information and links to applications and scholarships below!

Field Course Instructor

Dr. Stephen J. Leisz
Associate Professor, Geography

2024 Session: Postponed

Complete your applications online for the
Land Change Science Field School
and GR 482A!


Questions? Email Dr. Stephen Leisz
Director, Land Change Science Field School

Applications for this program accepted through CSU Education Abroad


Financial Aid

Anthropology and Geography Field School Scholarship

The Department of Anthropology and Geography will provide modest financial support for Colorado State University undergraduate and graduate students to support Archaeology, Ethnographic (not currently offered), Land Change Science (Geography), or Paleontology Field School endeavors. Funds shall be used to help cover necessary expenses associated with field school costs including tuition and supplies. Scholarships are made on a competitive basis.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  1. be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts,
  2. have an overall and in major 3.0 GPA,
  3. be enrolled in one of the department's field school courses (**see more details below)
  4. complete a 500-word essay describing the chosen program of study, your interest in the specific program, how the completion of the program will further your career goals, and how you expect to be affected by participation in such work.

** To enroll in field school courses, students must apply to an individual field school and then be accepted into the program and course. More information on the field schools are available on our website, including contact information for field school directors.

Field school courses include:

    • Archaeology Field School: ANTH 260, ANTH 460/660 (summer course)
    • Ethnographic Field School for Risk and Disaster: ANTH 442 (Not Currently Offered)
    • Land Change Science Field School: GR 382A (summer course)
    • Paleontology Field School: ANTH 470 (summer course)

To apply, click the button below and complete the form and upload your materials. Applications are due April 20 by 11:59 p.m. MST. A committee appointed by the Department of Anthropology and Geography Chair shall select the recipient(s). Applicants will be informed of the selection by April 30.