The School for Field Studies (SFS)
The School for Field Studies (SFS) offers field-based programs that revolve around environmental studies and research. The programs involve exploration of the human and ecological aspects of issues having to do with the local environments. Students assist SFS's global partners and host communities in their research, finding meaningful solutions to real environmental problems. Study abroad with SFS to have an experience of a lifetime and earn academic credit while making a difference in the world!
ElizabethAge: 19-24FemaleDavis, CAOtherReally Powerful Learning03/16/2015How could this program be improved?
More freedom. We got treated like little kids a bit too often.
CateAge: 19-24FemaleNew JerseySaint Mary's College of MarylandUnique and Incredible Experience12/12/2014How could this program be improved?
Some of the academics could use a little more focus - sometimes it was hard to tell exactly what we were supposed to be doing, and sometimes things fell through. I also would have appreciated more day trips to areas farther from camp so that I got to see more of northern Tanzania. However, I do think that they did the best with what they had, and that's what is really important here.
RieAge: 19-24FemaleOdense, DenmarkOtherA challenging, cozy and exciting program11/27/2014How could this program be improved?
I won't say it is something to be improved as such, but I wanted to mention it - if signing up to the program, note that there will also be a lot of course work. Most days there's lectures as well as field work, and as it is only a month-long program, assignments given need to be done rather quickly.
I really enjoyed the program, including the school work, so this is just to note that it's not only fun and games, but also school :)
SeamusAge: 19-24MaleLewisburg, PABucknell UniversityTop-notch program...I highly recommend it11/20/2014How could this program be improved?
Sometime classes 6 days a week can become very tiring. A lengthening of the program to create more full-length weekends might really make the program that much more enjoyable and also keep students being 100% productive through the end. Otherwise I wouldn't change anything else, except you should campaign to get more male participants. My program was 23 girls and 6 guys. A more equally balanced community would be more fun and more constructive on both sides.
EmilyAge: 19-24Femalenorthampton, maSmith Collegegreat experience, so worth it11/12/2014How could this program be improved?
Fewer restrictions on student behavior in the community