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* Conservation Leadership Through Learning (CLTL) Independent Option
Multiple, Worldwide (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: CSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Summer
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
Program Coordinator:
Laura Thornes
Program Type: CSU Study Abroad Program
Areas of Study:
Natural Resources
Program Description:

Conservation LeadershipThrough Learning
Independent Option

The Conservation Leadership through Learning (CLTL) graduate program aims to produce a next generation of individuals with sound scientific skills and knowledge, as well as the skills to motivate and empower others to achieve a shared goal and manage the complex and oftentimes contentious environment of conservation issues.  In addition, the four month international component of the program will help students become stronger global citizens via direct exposure to various issues and challenges that exist in their respective CLTL location.

Program Summary 

The CLTL Independent option for the 7th cohort (offered Aug. 2017- Sept. 2018) represents a self selection option for students.  Students will complete the first year on the CSU Fort Collins campus and then will complete the international coursework and thesis work abroad for approximately 4 months. 

EDUCATION ABROAD DATES: Summer - approx. June 1 to September 30, 2018 
This program begins with 2 semester terms to be completed on the Colorado State University campus, and then is followed by a summer term to be completed internationally.

CREDITS:  During the WCNR 2nd year of this cohort, students will receive CSU credits as outlined by the degree requirements. Students will complete 6 summer credits while engaging in valuable research projects. 

ESTIMATED COST:  See summer Budget Sheets linked above which only covers CSU tuition and fees.  Students will need to create their own budget for living and travel expenses to be eligible for federal financial aid during the summer they are abroad.  That revised budget will need to be submitted to Erica Norris in Student Financial Services for aid re-evaluation.

CSU will bill students for CSU summer tuition, international health insurance, and Education Abroad administration.  Students also need to budget for their accommodation, meals, international airfare, project funds (estimated $650), other travel, on-site support, passport, visas and spending money. 

PLEASE NOTE: Graduate students must take at least 5 credits per term in order to receive federal financial aid, and "Continuing Registration" credits will not satisfy this requirement.  This means, Cohort 5 students will only be eligible for financial aid up through summer 2018.  For the fall 2018 and spring 2019 term (after all of the courses are finished), students will no longer be eligible for federal aid.


For CLTL Cohort 7, students on the Independent option will have the opportunity to select their locations abroad for where they will take their final courses and thesis research work.  Students must submit the Financial Aid Certification with an anticipated budget in order to be eligible for eligible for federal financial aid.  If you are attending a program in a higher risk destination, you must submit a travel petition and receive approval by the International Travel Oversight Committee before purchasing airfare or making firm plans (3-4 months prior to departure).  All other students need to submit their travel logistics to the Office of International Programs, so that CSU can best support you while you are abroad.


Graduate Students already admitted into the CLTL cohort program; 3.0 GPA minimum and good disciplinary standing.


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