SFS is an affiliated program. You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades count toward your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies page for more information.
SFS offers field-based, environmentally-focused study abroad programs that are academically rigorous and include a directed research component.
Visit the School for Field Studies' website for specific program features and eligibility requirements.
Conservation, Ethics, and Environmental Change: Learn about the complexity of Cambodia’s struggle to balance biodiversity, development, and human needs. Focus on conservation, environmental ethics, and rural livelihoods.
You will enroll in five courses for a total of 18 credits:
- SFS 2080: Language and Culture of Cambodia (2 credits)
- SFS 3800: Conservation Science & Practice (4 credits)
- SFS 3810: Ecosystems and Livelihoods (4 credits)
- SFS 3820: Environmental Ethics and Development (4 credits)
- SFS 4910: Directed Research (4 credits)
Course descriptions and full syllabi are available on the program page of SFS' website.
Summer Session I: Elephants of the Cambodian Highlands: Spend your summer in the lush Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, studying the behavior and ecology of the endangered Asian elephant. Examine human-wildlife conflict and conservation pressures, and discuss elephant welfare and management practices.
You will enroll in one course for a total of 4 credits:
- SFS 3111: Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Elephants
A full course syllabus is available online.