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Along with the School for Field Studies, science majors can get hands-on experience in environmentally sensitive areas around the world.
Prorams 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.
Research sites and focus area
- Australia: Tropical Rainforest Studies
- Cambodia & Vietnam: The Living Mekong
- Costa Rica: Sustainable Development Studies
- Kenya & Tanzania: Wildlife Management Studies
- Panama: Tropical Island Biodiversity & Conservation Studies
- Peru: Biodiversity & Development in the Amazon
- Turks and Caicos: Marine Resource Management Studies
- Bhutan: Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition (This new semester program will begin in September of 2015.)