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Chile
Climate Studies
Student Post

Impressions of Chile

by Luke Stover


At the beginning of the fall semester, we asked student Luke Stover to share with us his initial impressions of the program. We checked back in with Luke as the...
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Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Staff Post

Directed Research in Costa Rica

by Ryan Buchanan


Here at SFS Costa Rica, during the final 4 weeks of fall and spring semesters, students dedicate their time to Directed Research (DR) projects. This semester, students completed the 7...
December 18, 2019
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

An Elephant Ate My Directed Research Paper: A Final Reflection

by Cooper Dart


In the back corner of the Center, a small, plastic-walled greenhouse sits with its door hanging open on a broken hinge. Soon after arriving, it became my quiet place. I...
December 18, 2019
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Student Post

Friction, Balance, and Reflection

by Hannah Paolucci


During the sun-lit hours of breakfast and lunch, we are treated with la vista: the (grand) view from our tables in the kitchen. The amount of space that our eyes...
December 18, 2019
		
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
November 5, 2019
		
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