Life in the Field

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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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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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    [title] => Exploring the Daintree
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    [title] => Why I Chose SFS Panama
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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
		
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