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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Suggested GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Shared room at field station Community Based Learning: No
Ability to work abroad: No Board: Full Board
Program Exception Flag: None Program Sponsorship: SFS
Other Requirements: One semester college-level biology or ecology Click here for a definition of this term Visa required for U.S. passport holders: No
Earned Academic Credit: Yes
Program Description:


Iquitos, Peru

View video of information session held on 9/15/20:

Name:  The School for Field Studies (SFS)
Program:  Biodiversity and Development in the Amazon

Terms available:  fall and spring semesters
Dates:  late August to early December (fall semester); late January to early May (spring semester)
Pre-university program:  n/a

Institution website:​
Program website:​

Visa fees:  See Budget Sheets on Program website 
Housing deposits:  n/a

Registration Info:  The SFS semester program is equal to a full semester course load at Holy Cross.  Syllabi available on Program website 
ICIP required:  No
Other requirements:  One semester of college-level biology, ecology, or environmental studies/science
Courses previously taken by Holy Cross students:  S19 is the first semester Holy Cross has offered this program.  The program was cancelled for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.
Grade equivalency sheet:  n/a

All information above is subject to change

For more information, please contact:
Christopher Van Booven - Assistant Director
Phone: 508-793-2755
Office: Smith 213



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 11/05/2021 02/18/2022 08/29/2022 12/01/2022
Spring 2023 11/05/2021 02/18/2022 01/23/2023 04/27/2023