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Nowhere else will you find a study abroad experience like The School for Field Studies – adventurous, invigorating, and fulfilling.
When you study abroad with SFS, you’re contributing to a legacy of environmental research and stewardship that spans more than 40 years, encompassing countries as diverse as Cambodia, Kenya, and Costa Rica. Our team of experienced research scientists will push you to get creative as you work to understand the critical environmental issues of our time. Get ready for muddy boots, cold showers, and dirt under your fingernails, because you will be out there doing science, not just talking about it in the classroom. And you won’t be alone – you’ll be joining a group of students who share your passion for creating a more sustainable future.
Our planet is home to an incredible diversity of life and depends on the next generation of environmental leaders to protect its future – will you be one of them?
Living in Australia’s ancient rainforests, tracking elephants through the Serengeti, or diving among the vibrant coral reefs of the Turks and Caicos Islands, you will find yourself immersed in and captivated by the world’s most incredible and complex environments.
As an SFS student, you’ll become part of a global community, working to make a difference by better understanding and protecting these ecosystems. With the Amazon rainforest or the floating villages of Cambodia as your classroom, you’ll experience the world in ways that aren’t possible inside a lecture hall. So join us in the field—but don’t forget your sunscreen and binoculars!
Get ready to be amazed, challenged, and transformed when you leave your traditional college classroom and join us in the field.
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SFS students, faculty, and staff live and work together at our ten field centers around the world. Locations range from deep in the heart of the Australian rainforest to the tropical coastline of Panama, and each center offers its own distinct experience in the surrounding ecosystems. Regardless of where you go, you’ll become part of a community and discover a lifestyle unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
Plus, not only are you heading into the field with a group of passionate environmentalists, but you’re joining a network of more than 19,000 alumni who are busy changing the world through careers in the private sector, government, academia, and environmental NGOs.