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?Learn More about the SFS Experience
Gain a sense of family, connection, and belonging studying abroad in foreign locations and communities.
Learn and apply principles of scientific field research in real world settings with accredited researchers.
Make a difference in people's lives through science, connection and outreach.
Experience the robust assortment of ideologies, lifestyles, cultures, foods and personalities that should be celebrated daily.
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 20,000 alumni who are busy changing the world through careers in the private sector, government, academia, and environmental NGOs.