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 Tanzania

Tanzania : Karatu

The School for Field Studies (SFS) semester program in Tanzania allows students to examine the drivers of habitat degradation and land-use change, as well as the implications...

Tropical Rainforest Studies in Australia

Australia : Cairns, Yungaburra

The School for Field Studies (SFS) semester program in Queensland, Australia, provides exciting opportunities for students to study and work hands-on in rainforest management...

Wildlife Management and Conservation in Tanzania

Tanzania : Karatu

Students in this program are exposed to wildlife management practices and the complex issues involving sustainable wildlife conservation in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem...

Marine Resource Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands : South Caicos

The School for Field Studies (SFS) semester program in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) provides students with the opportunity to conduct field research that provides the...

Applied Research Techniques & Sustainability in Costa Rica

Costa Rica : Atenas

The focus of this program is on developing relevant research questions that address these local issues related to sustainability. Students will be directly involved in designing...

Techniques for Rainforest Research in Australia

Australia : Yungaburra

Students explore Australia’s tropical rainforests, examine the effects of fragmentation in highly endangered rainforest systems, and develop effective field research skills...

Himalayan Environment and Society in Bhutan

Bhutan : Paro, Thimphu

The School for Field Studies (SFS) semester program, Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition, gives students a broad exposure to the core areas of environment, culture,...

Applied Marine Research Techniques in Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos Islands : South Caicos

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Applied Marine Research Techniques summer program provides students with the opportunity to apply the scientific process in a field research...

Environmental Ethics & Development in Cambodia and Vietnam

Cambodia : Siem Reap

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

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...

Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies in Panama

Panama : Bocas del Toro

The School for Field Studies (SFS) semester program in Bocas del Toro provides students with an exciting opportunity to conduct research and explore the rural Caribbean and...

Field Practicum in Public Health and Environment in Kenya

Kenya : Rural

The School for Field Studies (SFS) summer program in Kenya introduces students to rural health issues in Kenya, emphasizing the links between health and environment, and

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...

Sustaining Tropical Ecosystems in Costa Rica

Costa Rica : Atenas

Student research will focus on examining the impacts of development on the environment and on society by understanding key historical and current aspects of sustainable development...

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...

Rainforest Management Studies in Australia/New Zealand

-Multi-Country Locations : Australia, New Zealand

Large areas of northeastern Queensland, Australia, and northern New Zealand were once covered in spectacular rainforests. In New Zealand, students discover its critically...

Sustainable Development Studies in Costa Rica

Costa Rica : Atenas

The School for Field Studies (SFS) semester programs in Costa Rica provides the opportunity for students to examine the effects of globalization on classic development issues...

Techniques for Wildlife Research in Tanzania

Tanzania : Karatu

Students learn a suite of wildlife field techniques and methods routinely used to assess wildlife ecology and management policies and practices in East Africa with specific...

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