The School for Field Studies
Established in 1980, the School for Field Studies (SFS) offers environmental field studies abroad. SFS creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. Their educational programs explore the human and ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems faced by local partners, contributing to sustainable solutions in the places where we live and work.
External Study Abroad Approval Process
Students participating with an External Program are required to complete Temple's External Programs approval process. Completion of the approval process allows students to maintain full-time enrollment status, apply eligible financial aid and transfer credits earned abroad back to Temple.
Request to Study Abroad
To request approval to study abroad with the School for Field Studies, please complete and submit a Request to Study Abroad application. Your request will be reviewed to ensure that the program is an appropriate fit and that you meet the general eligibility requirements for study abroad. Once your request has been processed, you will be informed of the decision via an email to your Temple email account. If your request is approved, you'll be granted access to remaining pre-departure information, materials, and requirements. Requests to study abroad must be received on or before the application deadline.