The School for Field Studies

100 Cummings Center Suite 534-G Beverly, MA 01915 United States

About The School for Field Studies

Year Founded: 1980

We are one of the nation's oldest and largest environmental study abroad program, combining hands-on environmental studies with scientific research to develop sustainable solutions to critical environmental problems. SFS students work with communities to discover practical ways to manage their natural resources. In the process, SFS students undergo a transformational experience that assists them in advancing their careers as skilled professionals and globally aware citizens.

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Wildlife Management Studies in Kenya and Tanzania

Kenya : Rural

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Kenya and Tanzania: Wildlife Management Studies Semester program allows students to examine how land-use practices within Maasai group

Field Practicum in Public Health and Environment in Kenya

Kenya : Rural

In the early 1980s Kenya began a process of privatizing its open grazing land into group ranches. This significant land-use change has forced traditionally nomadic, pastoral...

Tropical Rainforest Studies in Australia

Australia : Cairns, Yungaburra

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Tropical Rainforest Studies study abroad program in Queensland, Australia, provides exciting opportunities for students to study and work...

Marine Resource Management Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands : South Caicos

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Turks & Caicos: Marine Resource Management Studies Semester program provides students with the opportunity to conduct field research that...

Sustainable Development Studies in Costa Rica

Costa Rica : Atenas

Costa Rica is currently undergoing a period of rapid economic and social change. As this resource-rich, wonderfully biodiverse country continues along a path of rapid development,...

Natural Resource Management and Rainforest Research

-Multi-Country Locations : Australia, New Zealand

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Natural Resource Management and Rainforest Research Summer program offers two four-credit courses that may be taken individually or back...

Eastern Himalayan Forests and Rural Livelihoods in Bhutan

Bhutan : Bumthang District

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Eastern Himalayan Forests and Rural Livelihoods summer program introduces students to Bhutanese culture, society, and environment. Traveling...

Techniques for Wildlife Research in Tanzania

Tanzania : Karatu

Northern Tanzania, home of world famous national parks such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, as well as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, offer a tightly...

Sustaining Tropical Ecosystems in Costa Rica

Costa Rica : Atenas

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Costa Rica offers two four-credit courses that may be taken individually or back to back to provide a thorough introduction to the sustainability...

Wildlife Management and Conservation in Tanzania

Tanzania : Karatu

Northern Tanzania, home of world famous national parks such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Serengeti, as well as the Ngorongoro conservation area, offer...

Tropical Marine Ecosystems in Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands : South Caicos

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Tropical Marine Ecosystems: Monitoring and Management summer program provides students with the opportunity to gain an understanding of...

Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies in Panama

Panama : Bocas del Toro

The School for Field Studies (SFS) semester program Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies in Bocas del Toro, Panama, provides students with an exciting opportunity to conduct...

Biodiversity and Development in the Peruvian Amazon

Peru : Cusco, Puerto Maldonado and 1 other city , Rural Areas Show less

The School for Field Studies Peru program provides students with the opportunity to study and work hands-on in the forests, fields, communities, and rivers along the elevational...

The Living Mekong in Cambodia and Vietnam

Cambodia : Siem Reap

The School for Field Studies new program in Cambodia and Vietnam gives students an understanding of the science behind local issues in water resources, climate change, food...

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