Field Studies Programs


Please note: Application through Hollins is open to Hollins University students only.

Along with the School for Field Studies, science majors can get hands-on experience in environmentally sensitive areas around the world.

Programs engage students in field research that addresses the environmental problems and needs of local communities. Faculty are teachers and research scientists with extensive knowledge of the local cultures.

Students at the School for Field Studies take classes, live, and eat at the field stations and do their research at nearby sites. Each site has its own research topic, which is selected based on local issues. This means a student’s research experience will be culturally embedded and relevant.

Kayla DeurIn recognition of the exceptional environmental research she conducted while studying abroad during the spring of 2015, The School for Field Studies (SFS) has presented its Distinguished Student Researcher Award to Kayla Deur ’16. She was recognized for the research project she conducted at the SFS Center for Mekong Studies in Cambodia. More 

Research sites and focus area