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Chile
Climate Studies
Staff Post

SFS' First Directed Research in Patagonia

by Gabriela Stablein


After a rigorous semester of learning as much as they can about science and how it can relate to the harsh Patagonian landscape, our students have seized the opportunity to study this region more in-depth. With the guidance and direction...
December 3, 2019
Australia
Rainforest Studies
Student Post

What's It Like to Study Abroad in Australia?

by Marley Mullin


When I first decided to study abroad in the rainforests of Australia, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I imagined some combination of pouring rain, jumping kangaroos, and an abundance of vegemite. I also thought I would learn a...
December 3, 2019
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

Slowing Down in the Himalayas

by Alex Nazzaro


With only a month left in Bhutan, I hope to take back the sense of slowness and calm I’ve felt here. I’ve gotten used to going with the flow and have given up some of the control I usually like...
December 3, 2019
Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Staff Post

A Day in the (Research) Life of an SFS Student

by Karen Obertubbesing


Our students are halfway through the data collection portion of Directed Research, otherwise affectionately known as “DR.” This component of an SFS program is a highlight and a distinguishing feature of the SFS experience, with undergraduate students working closely with...
November 27, 2019
Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Directed Research in TCI

by Courtney Pickett, M.P.A.


Directed research is underway here in the Turks and Caicos! Students have now finished exams and wrapped up classes, and we will be spending all week in the field collecting data. There are six projects being conducted covering topics such...
November 26, 2019
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Staff Post

Directed Research in Bhutan

by Annika Min


Directed Research in Bhutan: Farms, Roads, Trees, and Trash - with a Side of Milk Tea As our semester draws to a close, the students of SFS Bhutan have been busier than ever conducting directed research (DR) under the guidance...
November 26, 2019
		
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Kenya
Wildlife and Water Studies
Staff Post

Directed Research in Kenya

by Alicia Houser


“How has climate change affected your daily activities in the last 10-15 years?” is one of many questions that SFS Kenya students gather answers to during Directed Research (DR). The majority people group in the areas surrounding our base, Kimana,...
November 26, 2019
		
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Faculty Post

Climate Change on Cambodia's Great Lake

by Ming Li Yong, Ph.D.


Cambodia has been identified as a country that is very vulnerable to the effects of climate change. As part of their Environmental Ethics and Development course offered during our Cambodia semester program, students set out to perform a brief social...
November 21, 2019
Tanzania
Wildlife Management Studies
Faculty Post

Reptile Research in Tanzania

by Ole Theisinger, Ph.D.


Sometimes It's the Little Things: Reptile Research in Tanzania   After an exciting semester at our Center for Wildlife Management Studies (CWMS) in Tanzania, it is time again for Directed Research. This semester, my students and I spent most of...
November 20, 2019
Chile
Climate Studies
Student Post

Running through Puerto Natales

by Cayley Delancey


I’ve never been a runner, but I’ve always believed that the best way to learn about a new place is on foot, and the fastest way to travel on foot during a small window of time is usually at a...
November 6, 2019
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Student Post

What's in a Routine?

by Lindsey Papa


I had a teacher in high school who never let us sit in the same place in class each day. He did this because he believed that we'd approach the class differently each day depending on the people we were...
November 6, 2019
		
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Australia
Rainforest Studies
Staff Post

Student Research Spotlight: Australia

by Mark Seifert, Ph.D.


We are excited to introduce SFS' first ever Student Research Spotlight! This spotlight shines on a group of passionate students who went down undah to study the role of dung beetles in Australia’s rainforest restoration. Curious what they discovered? Read...
November 5, 2019
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

The Himalayas at Sunrise

by Olivia Etherton


At my back, a weathered stone meditation hut canted, the flutter of its prayer flags coloring the breeze. At my feet were a spattering of ground-hugging flowers and fragrant, miniaturized rhododendron. A simple head swivel or pivot around revealed an...
November 5, 2019
Australia
Rainforest Studies
Student Post

5 Reasons to Study Abroad in Australia

by Molly Nelson


Australia is an incredible place to study abroad. Here are my top five reasons why:   1. Live in the rainforest. To kick things off, I’d like to talk about where you live when you study abroad with SFS in...
November 5, 2019
		
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Australia
Rainforest Studies
Staff Post

2019 SFS Photo Contest Winners!

by Lora Doughty


SFS recently announced the winners of our 2019 photo contest, which ran from Fall 2018 to Summer 2019. This year's contest saw more than 600 entries - spanning 9 SFS centers across the globe. One grand prize winner and four...
October 18, 2019
		
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