Field Study Programs
Focused on Global Issues:
- Rigorous academic programs through a
field-based, experiential approach
- Undergraduate research through an Independent
- Cultural immersion through fieldwork,
intensive language classes, and urban and rural homestays with local families
- Small group of students in each program,
supported by faculty and staff, homestay families, in-country experts, and
MEDIA, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
the relationship between art, politics, and society in historical and
URBAN STUDIES, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
firsthand the innovative solutions communities are pursuing to build healthier,
more livable, equitable, and sustainable societies.
the strengths and limitations of diverse wellness systems, healthcare delivery
models, and related healthcare policies.
MIGRATION, AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
the often complex roots of historical, sociopolitical, economic, and
transnational forces that shape countries and regions.
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, BIODIVERSITY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
the relationship between environmental and resource management policies,
socioeconomic objectives, and ecological realities.
the historical, geopolitical, and social dimensions of contemporary conflicts,
as well as the present-day realities facing post-conflict societies.
MOVEMENTS, EDUCATION, AND HUMAN RIGHTS
the role of civil society and mass groups—including labor, environmental,
indigenous, and gender—in relation to improved social conditions and human
more information visit: http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/
ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD STUDIES ABROAD:
- Through a global network of field stations,
students learn how to collaborate with local community partners and engage in
scientific inquiry to address critical environmental problems and create
- Students will learn a suite of skills and analytical
techniques used in natural and social science field research
- Training in field methods as varied as species
identification, animal behavior observations, habitat assessment, ecological
restoration techniques, animal and plant population sampling techniques
- Use descriptive and inferential statistics in data
analysis and hypothesis testing to answer research questions
Australia- Tropical Rainforest Studies
Costa Rica- Sustainable Development Studies
Panama- Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies
Turks And Caicos- Marine Resource Management Studies
Students enroll in four courses
at four credits each—three topical courses and a Directed Research course—and
in some programs an additional two-credit culture and language course. Academic
activities occur six days a week with at least one weekday devoted to community
engagement. Students learn through classroom lectures, field lectures and
exercises, group projects, and other activities.
Semester Programs help students
identify and analyze local environmental issues, explore options for solving
problems, and understand the decision-making process for taking action. In the
three topical courses, students prepare for the Directed Research projects in
the field by learning the conceptual foundations and building technical and
analytical skills essential for field research. Research questions are designed
in partnership with local stakeholders and are defined in each Center’s
Five-Year Research Plan.
For more information visit: http://www.fieldstudies.org/programs