Your Study Abroad Adventure Starts Here.

Nowhere else will you find a study abroad program like The School for Field Studies – adventurous, invigorating, and fulfilling. Get ready for muddy boots and dirt under your fingernails, because you will be practicing science, not just discussing it in a classroom. You won’t be alone – you’ll be joining a group of students who share your passion for achieving a more sustainable future.

The future of our planet depends on the next generation of environmental leaders – will you be one of them?

Admissions Deadlines

May 1
November 1
Summer 1
April 1*
Summer 2
May 1*

*Turks & Caicos Summer Deadlines
Summer 1: March 15, Summer 2: April 15

SFS encourages students to apply as soon as you are ready.

Eligibility Requirements


All SFS students must be at least 18 years old by the start date of their program. Gap-year, post-grad, international, and other non-traditional students are welcome to apply.


SEMESTER: one semester of college-level ecology, biology, or environmental science/studies

SUMMER: no course prerequisite


Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 for semester programs, or 2.6 for summer programs. Students with GPAs slightly below this are still encouraged to apply.

Is SFS A Good Fit For You?

Our students come from a wide variety of majors and backgrounds, and the most successful individuals tend to have the following qualities…

  • Interested in the environment and field work
  • Curious about other communities and cultures
  • Mature and flexible – our learning and living environments are often unpredictable
  • Willing and able to step outside their comfort zones


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Diversity and Inclusion

SFS was founded with the belief that stewardship of our planet requires a new generation of environmental leaders. Our founders believed that global conservation takes more than the scientific community – that it hinges on the engagement of a diverse array of informed and committed individuals from many backgrounds. We seek to cultivate diverse student cohorts and create an inclusive environment, supporting every student from the time they apply to the time they return from the field and beyond.
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