SFS programming and our curriculum has been published for the 2018 Academic Year. To help with your advising, we have compiled a list of relevant program updates.
AUSTRALIA: Our Summer Session II and semester programs now incorporate an excursion to Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef to explore the local ecosystem and aquatic reef.
CAMBODIA: Our fall and spring semester programs will now visit the Elephant Valley Project in the Cambodian province of Mondulkiri, the only true elephant sanctuary in Cambodia. Starting in the summer of 2018, SFS will be offering a 4-week summer program focused on elephant ecology. Learn more about the new summer Cambodia program.
BHUTAN: Starting in Fall 2017, our Bhutan program will be based in the Paro Valley, just west of the capital, Thimpu. The curricular focus is unchanged, and the new location provides more immediate access to a greater diversity of field sites. An excursion to Bumthang, in Central Bhutan, will be added to the existing list of excursions. In Bumthang, students will visit one of our partner institutes, The Ugyen Wangchuk Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research, to learn about their research and training center.
PERU: Starting with the Spring 2018 semester, our program has relocated to northern Peru near the city of Iquitos – the largest city in the world not reachable by road – where the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers form the beginning of the Amazon River. The program will include a mid-semester trip to Cusco and the Sacred Valley, but focus will be on the rich biodiversity in the plains of the Amazon basin. Students will have a chance to visit Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, the largest protected area in Peru, as well as the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve and its white-sand forests located just minutes from the SFS Center.
TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS: Due to the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, SFS has canceled the Spring 2018 semester program in order to repair our Center and allow the community time to recover. We will resume normal programming for the Summer 2018 sessions and are currently accepting applications for both the Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 terms. SFS will work individually with all students who have applied for the Spring 2018 TCI program. Read more about updates on our Center and the South Caicos community.
Last updated September 2017.