Life in the Field

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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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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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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

An Unexpected Lunch

by Oaklea Elfström


We were hot, sweaty, sore, tired, and hungry when we peeked through the monastery gate. Unsure whether we’d be welcome to look around the grounds, we hesitantly tiptoed in. All we wanted was a piece of grass to sit on...
October 8, 2019
		
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Chile
Climate Studies
Student Post

Untold Stories of Patagonia

by Claire Connors


Last week, we traveled down to Punta Arenas to board a ship which took us through the fjords of Tierra del Fuego. Among the glaciers, penguins, and choppy seas, we stopped at Wulaia bay for a day hike. As we...
October 7, 2019
		
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Chile
Climate Studies
Faculty Post

Welcome to Patagonia

by Greg Zielinski, Ph.D.


This is the very first post from the new SFS Center for Climate Studies in Puerto Natales, Chile, right on the doorstep of Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. We have been busy getting the Center ready for students...
September 18, 2019
Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Staff Post

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Cambodia

by Lora Doughty


Cambodia: Vibrant and Beautiful   The dense, green jungle bursts with a chorus of birdsong, and soft steps and snapping branches herald the arrival of an Asian elephant, while a deep breath fills your lungs with fresh, moist forest air....
August 20, 2019
Peru
Amazon Studies
Staff Post

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Peru

by Lora Doughty


Peru: Amazing Amazon   Imagine peering out across the horizon – and all that meets the eye is dense green foliage. You take a deep breath, and the sweet, warm air of the surrounding forest envelops you as the sounds...
August 20, 2019
Kenya
Wildlife and Water Studies
Staff Post

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Kenya

by Lora Doughty


Kenya: A Wild Adventure!   Africa. Few places in the world evoke such pure excitement, with the prospect of seeing large mammals roaming free in their natural habitats - elephants lumbering through the bush, lions dozing in the sun, and...
August 20, 2019
Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Faculty Post

SFS Panama in TCI!

by Carolyn Kovacs, M.S.


Hola! This is a guest post, as I am normally the lecturer in Tropical Coastal Ecology for the SFS Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies in Bocas del Toro, Panama. I was given the opportunity to visit the TCI campus...
July 30, 2019
Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

In Search of Understanding

by Helen Dugmore


At 7,000 feet above sea level, the sun is intense. So intense that I can feel it slice through me with the perfect aim of a Bhutanese master archer, neatly cutting my body into nothing more than a cloud of...
July 30, 2019
Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Student Post

Being a First-Generation Latino Student in the Turks and Caicos

by Luis Abreu-Socorro


When you look at study abroad programs, do you look to stay culturally educated? Do your parents help you to apply and transition, or do you depend on yourself? My name is Luis Abreu-Socorro, I am a rising sophomore at...
July 30, 2019
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Faculty Post

Cacao's Role in Regenerative Tourism

by Mary Little, LL.M.


Our day began by hiking to the cacao plantation through hot cattle pastures scarred by erosion. The students’ relief was palpable at being embraced by the shady agroforestry system, home to poison-dart frogs, toucans, and a wild variety of insects....
July 30, 2019
		
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Tanzania
Wildlife Management Studies
Marlowe Starling
Student Post

Saving the World Takes All of Us

by Marlowe Starling


To you, a future SFS student, Hujambo from Tanzania! Here in East Africa, we are studying baboon behavior, recording data on elephants in Tarangire National Park, and placing orders for custom-made clothing made of local kitenge at the tailor in...
June 30, 2019
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