Pre-College Programs
Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska


Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska

Prince William Sound is one of the most breath-taking places in the world.

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska

Caribou, also known as reindeer, are native to Alaska.

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska

Bears, like humans, feast on salmon.

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska

Alaska contains diverse ecosystems on land and at sea

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska

The Kenai River boasts some of the best fishing grounds in Alaska.

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska

Cultural preservation, economic growth, and environmental choices

2014 Program Dates:

July 23 - August 4, 2014


For students completing 9th-12th grade and are 15 years of age or older by June 2014.

Fees: $5,089

The application period for BELL: Alaska Summer 2014 is now closed due to program popularity. Students are encouraged to apply to other Summer 2014 BELL Programs: Costa Rica and Rhode Island.

Alaska is a multi-faceted place where multiple stakeholders — corporate, governmental, native and non-native — struggle to balance consumption of natural resources with long-term sustainability. This summer, Brown Leadership Institute, in affiliation with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council and Kenai Peninsula College, travels to south-central Alaska to introduce students from around the world to the beauty and complexities of historic and present-day Alaska. Learning will be fast-paced, experiential, and include widely diverse perspectives.

Over the course of 2-weeks, you will explore issues Alaska Natives face when trying to balance cultural and environmental preservation with economic growth. Our lifestyle choices, world-wide, have a direct impact on the trade-offs between conservation and consumption that play out on the Alaskan stage. This program will specifically focus on current environmental issues in Alaska with application and relevance around the globe. 

Focus of study:

Brown University Global Program in Alaska

Sea stars are an example of
amazing Pacific tidepool animals.

Students will enroll in BELL: Alaska (CRN: 10682)

Students will:

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