In this field course, we will immerse ourselves for two weeks with an members of an indigenous farmer-owned coffee cooperative in the Sunda region of West Java, Indonesia. Our days will include working alongside rural farmers, learning from local village experts, storytellers, and others navigating the delicate balance of conserving both coffee lands and forests. In addition to joining in the harvest, we will delve deeply into the process of effective and inspiring storytelling as we examine the issues confronting farmers of this high-value global commodity.
Course is limited to 16 students.
Program fee: $2455.
Dates: May 23-June 8.
Contact: Mary Bricker
This is an international field course focused on sustainable agriculture, global trade, and storytelling skills. It can make an excellent independent study or internship opportunity for students in a wide range of majors.