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School for Field Studies Australia

School for Field Studies Australia — Academics

Program Structure

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. More information can be found in the Academics Policy.


Semester Coursework

Tropical Rainforest Studies: Contribute to research on the loss and fragmentation of rainforest and take courses examining environmental policies related to the issue on local and national levels. You will earn 16 credits.

Summer Coursework

SFS offers two summer sessions in Australia. Each is worth 4 credits.

Session I: Rainforest Management Studies in New Zealand and Australia

Session II: Techniques for Rainforest Research in Australia

Program of study, course descriptions and syllabi are available on SFS's Australia Summer website.

Finding Course Information

Learn about country-specific academic terminology and how to find host university course information.

Program Resources

Program Orientation Program Resources

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