Field Study Programs

Field Study Programs Offer:

  • Rigorous academic programs through a field-based, experiential approach
  • Undergraduate research through an Independent Study Project or Internship & Seminar option
  • 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 community members
  • Access to extensive local resources and networks

Sponsored Programs

media, arts, AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Consider the relationship between art, politics, and society in historical and contemporary periods.

  • Czech Republic - Arts and Social Change
  • Morocco - Field Studies in Journalism and New Media
  • Senegal - Hip-Hop, African Diaspora, and Decolonial Futures


Witness firsthand the innovative solutions communities are pursuing to build healthier, more livable, equitable, and sustainable societies.

  • Argentina - Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America
  • Ecuador - Development, Politics, and Languages
  • Nepal - Development, Gender, and Social Change in the Himalaya
  • South Africa - Social and Political Transformation
  • Vietnam - Culture, Social Change, and Development


Explore the strengths and limitations of diverse wellness systems, healthcare delivery models, and related healthcare policies.

  • China - Health, Environment, and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • India - Public Health, Gender, and Community Action


Study the often complex roots of historical, sociopolitical, economic, and transnational forces that shape countries and regions.

  • Bolivia - Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change
  • Chile - Comparative Education and Social Change
  • Jordan - Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East
  • Morocco - Migration and Transnational Identity
  • Netherlands - International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender
  • Peru - Indigenous Peoples and Globalization
  • Samoa - Social and Environmental Change in Oceania
  • Tunisia and Italy - Politics and Religious Integration in the Mediterranean


Explore the relationship between environmental and resource management policies, socioeconomic objectives, and ecological realities.

  • Australia - Sustainability and Environmental Action
  • Mongolia and Siberia - Nomadism, Geopolitics, and the Environment
  • Panama - Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation


Examine the role of civil society and mass groups—including labor, environmental, indigenous, and gender—in relation to improved social conditions and human rights.

  • Argentina - Social Movements and Human Rights
  • Morocco - Multiculturalism and Human Rights
  • Senegal - Global Security and Religious Pluralism
  • Switzerland - International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

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  • Cambodia - Climate Change, Ethics, and Conservation
  • Chile - Wild Patagonia: Fire and Ice
  • Costa Rica - Sustainable Development Studies
  • Kenya - Wildlife, Water, and Climate Resilience
  • Panama - Tropical Island Biodiversity
  • Peru - Biodiversity and Development in the Amazon

For more information visit SIT Study Abroad or SFS Study Abroad.