How will you impact the world?

Everyone has a role to play in protecting the earth. All that's required is your curiosity about the world, a thirst for knowledge, and a passion for the environment.

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Bhutan

Program

Himalayan Studies

Dive into Research in an Ocean Paradise

In the Turks and Caicos Islands, crystal blue ocean waters and vibrant reef ecosystems are your classrooms.

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Turks & Caicos Islands

Program

Marine Resource Studies

An innovative approach to conservation

Our Center for Sustainable Development Studies in Costa Rica takes inspiration from the country's successes in conservation and sustainability.

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Costa Rica

Program

Sustainable Development Studies


About

Discover a different kind of classroom.

SFS CREATES TRANSFORMATIVE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCES THROUGH FIELD-BASED LEARNING AND RESEARCH.

We envision a sustainable world—a world where good science informs good policy, and communities are inspired to work together in finding creative solutions to the critical environmental problems of our time.

As an SFS student you’ll be out in diverse and incredible ecosystems, participating in groundbreaking research and translating what you’ve learned into impactful action. This is a study abroad experience like no other.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SFS EXPERIENCE


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Australia

Tropical Rainforest Studies
Fall 2017
Open
August 28 - November 30
Spring 2018
Open
January 29 - May 3
Fall 2018
Open
August 27 - November 29

Australia

Rainforest Management Studies
Summer 2018
Open
June 4 - July 4

Australia

Techniques for Rainforest Research
Summer 2017
Open
July 9 - August 8

Bhutan

Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition
Fall 2017
Closed
August 28 - December 6
Spring 2018
Open
January 29 - May 9
Fall 2018
Open
August 27 - December 5

Bhutan

Eastern Himalayan Forests and Rural Livelihoods
Summer 2018
Open
June 4 - July 12

Cambodia

Conservation, Ethics, and Environmental Change
Fall 2017
Open
August 28 - December 6
Spring 2018
Open
January 29 - May 9
Fall 2018
Open
August 27 - December 5

Costa Rica

Sustainable Development Studies
Fall 2017
Open
August 28 - December 6
Spring 2018
Open
January 29 - May 9
Fall 2018
Open
August 27 - December 5

Costa Rica

Sustaining Tropical Ecosystems: Biodiversity, Conservation, and Development
Summer 2018
Open
June 4 - July 4

Costa Rica

Applied Research Techniques & Strategies Toward Sustainability
Summer 2018
Open
July 9 - August 8

Panama

Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Spring 2018
Open
January 29 - May 9
Fall 2018
Open
August 27 - December 5
Fall 2017
Open
August 28 - December 6

Panama

Tourism and Island Systems: Assessment of Sustainable Practices
Summer 2018
Open
June 4 - July 4

Peru

Biodiversity & Development in the Amazon
Spring 2018
Open
January 29 - May 9
Fall 2018
Open
August 27 - December 5

Tanzania

Wildlife Management Studies
Fall 2017
Closed
August 28 - December 6
Spring 2018
Open
January 28 - May 3
Fall 2018
Open
August 27 - December 5

Tanzania

Wildlife Management and Conservation
Summer 2018
Open
June 4 - July 4

Tanzania

Techniques for Wildlife Field Research
Summer 2018
Open
July 9 - August 8

Turks & Caicos Islands

Marine Resource Studies
Fall 2017
Closed
August 28 - December 6
Spring 2018
Open
January 29 - May 9
Fall 2018
Open
August 27 - December 5

Turks & Caicos Islands

Tropical Marine Ecosystems: Monitoring and Management
Summer 2018
Open
June 4 - July 4

Turks & Caicos Islands

Applied Marine Research Techniques
Summer 2018
Open
July 9 - August 8
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