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

DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMY, AND INEQUALITY

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 and Social Change
  • South Africa - Social and Political Transformation
  • Vietnam - Culture, Social Change, and Development

GLOBAL HEALTH

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

MIGRATION, IDENTITY, AND RESILIENCE

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

  • Bolivia - Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change
  • Jordan - Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East
  • Morocco - Migration and Transnational Identity
  • Peru - Indigenous Peoples and Globalization
  • Samoa - Social and Environmental Change in Oceania

CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT

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

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

PEACE, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

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
  • Chile - Comparative Education and Social Change
  • Morocco - Multiculturalism and Human Rights
  • Netherlands - International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender
  • Senegal - Global Security and Religious Pluralism
  • Switzerland - International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

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Environmental Field Studies Programs

Offered in cooperation with School for Field Studies.

  • 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 long-term solutions.
  • 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, and animal and plant population sampling techniques.
  • Use descriptive and inferential statistics in data analysis and hypothesis testing to answer research questions.

Cambodia Climate Change, Ethics, and Conservation

Chile Wild Patagonia: Fire and Ice (Climate Studies)

Costa Rica Sustainable Development Studies

Kenya Wildlife, Water, and Climate Resilience

Panama Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies

Peru Amazon Studies

 

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