Life in the Field

Blog

		
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
October 7, 2019
		
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    [title] => Exploring the Daintree
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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....
September 18, 2019
		
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Peru
Amazon Studies
Faculty Post

Burning in the Amazon: Different Fires, Different Outcomes

by Laura Morales, Ph.D.


We checked in with Dr. Laura Morales, our lead faculty member at the SFS Center for Amazon Studies (based in the Iquitos region of Northwestern Peru) about the recent fires...
August 27, 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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
June 30, 2019
		
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