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The School for Field Studies (SFS) Chile - Wild Patagonia: Fire and Ice (Semester)
Puerto Natales, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
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Restrictions: Knox applicants only
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.8
Housing Options: Residence Hall Areas of Study: Biology, Business and Management, Earth Science, Educational Studies, Environmental Studies, Humanities, Spanish
Program Type: Field Studies
Program Description:
Program Description:

SFS CHILE: WILD PATAGONIA: FIRE AND ICE (SEMESTER)

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PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Credits: 18 semester-hour credits
  • Prerequisites: One semester of college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies/science; 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Explore the soaring peaks, massive glaciers, and narrow fjords of Patagonia. Spend a semester with the trails of national parks like Torres del Paine as your classroom for research and field work. Study climate change impacts and conservation approaches in some of the world’s wildest ecosystems, and experience the full diversity of the region through expeditions to the southernmost tip of South America and the volcanic lakes region of northern Patagonia.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Hike through the dramatic landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park, and take an expedition to neighboring Argentina and the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier.
  • From the Strait of Magellan, embark on a voyage through labyrinthine fjords, massive glaciers, and evergreen forests, to Cape Horn - the southernmost point of South America.
  • Journey to northern Patagonia’s lakes region, home to the lush Valdivian temperate rainforests, the active Calbuco and Osorno volcanoes, and massive blue whales.

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.

RESEARCH THEMES

  • Climate change impacts and resilience
  • Conservation policy
  • Ecological succession
  • Aquaculture and aquatic ecology
  • Coastal and alpine ecology
  • Protected areas management
 

CORE SKILLS

  • Species identification and population monitoring
  • Landscape and soils analysis
  • Natural resource valuation
  • Basic Spanish language
  • Research design and implementation
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Research presentation
 

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Call the Admissions Hotline at 800.989.4418
Email admissions@fieldstudies.org
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 02/01/2021 02/28/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2022 02/01/2021 02/28/2021 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2023 02/01/2023 12/02/2023 TBA TBA
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