The School for Field Studies / SFS: Chile – Climate Studies in Patagonia

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  • Location(s): Patagonia, Chile
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Research

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In Chilean Patagonia, towering pinnacles clash with rivers of ice, and life persists in the face of challenging seasonal extremes. Penguins, foxes, sea lions, and guanaco are just a few of the region’s hardy wildlife. Situated in the Ring of Fi... read more

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In Chilean Patagonia, towering pinnacles clash with rivers of ice, and
life persists in the face of challenging seasonal extremes. Penguins, foxes,
sea lions, and guanaco are just a few of the region’s hardy wildlife. Situated
in the Ring of Fire, Patagonia’s stunning, snow-covered volcanic range presents
an unmatched opportunity to study complex geological and seismic processes.

The fragile ecosystems of southern Chile and
Argentina are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change – unpredictable
storms, glacial melt, shifting temperatures, fires, and droughts. Our research
in Patagonia examines ecology and geologic systems, the motivations and
trade-offs of conservation decisions in the region, and species found nowhere
else on the planet.
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  • Wild Patagonia: Fire and Ice (SEMESTER PROGRAM)Spend a semester amid
    the soaring peaks, massive glaciers, and narrow fjords of Patagonia, where the
    trails of national parks like Torres del Paine become your classroom for
    research and field work. Embark on expeditions to the southernmost tip of South
    America and the volcanic lakes region of northern Patagonia to study climate
    change impacts, diverse ecosystems, and conservation in one of the world’s most
    iconic regions.

SFS students live and study at the Center for Climate
Studies, located near the bustling port city of Puerto Natales – the gateway to
the famous Torres del Paine National Park. This scenic city, surrounded
by the jagged peaks of Cerro Benítez and the deep blue waters of the Señoret
Channel, serves as your home base for expeditions throughout the region.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • January Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Sociology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Natural Resources, Conservation
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Latin American Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Geography
  • Forestry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Botany, Plant Biology
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Anthropology
Minimum GPA:
2.8
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All students are eligible to apply for these need-based awards. SFS will work with you and your home school to understand and meet your financial need.

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Deadlines:
The complete aid application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants, and at least 30 days before the program begins for summer applicants.

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All students are eligible to apply for these need-based awards.

This need-based scholarship is available for students with a cultural and/or ancestral connection to the country in which they plan to study abroad with SFS.

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Deadlines:
The complete aid application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants, and at least 30 days before the program begins for summer applicants.

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In order to be considered for the need-based Heritage Scholarship, students must complete a personal statement indicating how they qualify for this award.

SFS matches Federal Pell Grant funding for all SFS semester programs to students who use their Pell Grant to help pay the cost of their SFS program.

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Deadlines:
The complete aid application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants.

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Students must complete the SFS Financial Aid Application in order to receive this award.

SFS seeks to broaden and strengthen the participation of traditionally underrepresented minority students in all of its programs. The SFS Diversity Scholarship is one of the ways we broaden the participation of underrepresented groups of students in study abroad. For SFS, underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to, students who identify with a certain race, sex, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, marital status, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin, or veteran status. Underrepresented groups also include first generation college students and students from low income families.

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Deadlines:
The complete aid application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants, and at least 30 days before the program begins for summer applicants.

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be considered for this scholarship, students must explain how participation in an SFS program would broaden the diversity of the program.

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