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Causes: Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Higher Education, International, International Exchange

Mission: SFS creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. Our educational programs explore the human and ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems faced by our local partners, contributing to sustainable solutions in the places where we live and work. The SFS community is part of a growing network of individuals and institutions committed to environmental stewardship. We envision a sustainable world where people understand the complex connections between humans and nature, participate in the responsible stewardship of the environment, and thrive within healthy ecosystems. SFS, a study abroad organization, is committed to preserving the ecological health and sustainability of the communities in which we work. We believe that the future of our environment depends upon educating, inspiring, and activating people, businesses, and government leaders to be stewards of the environment. Through our ongoing research efforts and work with our local partners, SFS: • Identifies environmental issues critical to their communities • Develops research plans to address them • Provides high-quality results and recommendations that promote the sustainable use of natural resources upon which these communities depend

Programs: Provided credited college courses in environmental studies to undergraduate students. The courses are conducted at field research centers around the world.

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I was a Student Affairs Manager for the Center in Baja, Mexico 2010-2011 and saw firsthand the work that the students, faculty and staff accomplished. Not only was the company strategic plan and mission based on community integration, but the students were also able to participate in research projects dedicated to environmental preservation that will help them later in the world of conservation and investigation.