Our students are part of a unique cross-cultural and interdisciplinary group consisting of Cornell students from across the University’s undergraduate departments, and Keystone students who are selected from communities across the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve.
Target total class size is 20 students. Split equally between Cornell and Keystone students, this allows for an intimate living and working environment where students may exchange diverse world views and share meaningful research partnerships.
Affectionately know as “the Batches,” NFLC students form a close-knit community of curious and engaged individuals eager to advance their understanding of a unique environment, improve their research skills, and dare to take learning beyond the lecture hall.
In recent years, Cornell students from the following majors have participated in the NFLC:
- Environmental Engineering
- Biology and Society
- Urban and Regional Studies
- Environmental and Sustainability Studies