Life in the Field

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    [title] => Savoring the Moment in Bhutan
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    [title] => Santa Rosa Field Trip
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    [title] => Learning Far from Home
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    [title] => Working for Better Environmental Legislation in Australia
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Peru
Amazon Studies
Faculty Post

Amazon River Expedition and Indigenous Knowledge

by Laura Morales, Ph.D.


Recently, we traveled with our students on an extended excursion to the Sucusari River. This excursion marks our fifth semester visiting this area to explore medicinal plants, see mature forests...
February 19, 2020
		
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    [title] => A Canopy of Hope
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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...
January 31, 2020
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...
January 25, 2020
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Student Post

Looking Back on SFS Costa Rica

by Sammie Trvalik


At the end of each semester, we ask a few students to reflect back on their SFS experience. Here's what Sammie Trvalik had to say about SFS Costa Rica:  ...
December 19, 2019
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...
December 19, 2019
		
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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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