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Summer Field Program in Siberia

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The Summer Field Program in Siberia begins in the Novosibirsk-Barnaul-Tomsk region of southwestern Siberia, and continues south to the Golden Altai Mountains and surrounding areas. View tentative itinerary.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • spend 8 days on horseback in the Siberian Highlands
  • ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • trek through breathtaking mountainous scenery with glaciers and giant earthquake scars
  • learn to live on an organic Russian farm
  • learn about the plants, soils, geology, history, cultures, and environmental issues in Siberia.

Download this Amazing Slide Show (8.6 MB) for some more great pictures from the last trip to Siberia! Also check out this video of traditional Altai throat singing.


This trip will run from June 6 - August 4, 2006 (approximately).

Award Opportunities

Please visit the Institute's Awards & Scholarships page for more information on these awards


Approximately $6400 (with airfare, all inclusive)


Students who sign up for the Summer Field Program in Siberia will take the following courses:

  • ENST 261: Conservation of biodiversity in theory and practice (3 hours)
  • ENST 191: Peoples of Siberia (3 hours)
  • ENST 263: Environmental Field Studies in Siberia (4 hours)

Note that the above courses are crosslisted with ENST, INTS, and ANTH. Peoples of Siberia and Environmental Field Studies in Siberia are also crosslisted with RUES.


The following faculty are involved with the Summer Field Program in Siberia:

  • Greg Gangi (IE)
  • Mark Sorensen (Anthropology)

Contact Information

For more information about the Summer Field Program in Siberia, call Dr. Greg Gangi at 919-962-9805 or email ggangi@email.unc.edu

Summer Field Program in Siberia

Horses on a mountain side

Group photo