Alumni Profile: Jen Ryan

SFS alumna Jen (Loose) Ryan Costa Rica Spring ’94 learned a lot from riding the buses through Central America, even if she did not realize it at the time. “Looking at the massive erosion from certain agricultural practices gave me a sense of how important good environmental laws and regulations are. I saw for myself [...]

SFS Bhutan Alumnus Photographs SFS Costa Rica

Name: Matt Richter Program: Bhutan Summer ’10 Intern: Bhutan Summer ’11 Mission: Photograph SFS Costa Rica Last month I traveled to The SFS Center for Sustainable Development Studies in Costa Rica, where I spent 10 days photographing students living and studying in the field. Having only lived and worked at the field station in Bhutan, I [...]

What is Sustainable Development?

Sustainable Development Studies, Costa Rica   Academic Update We started out our fall semester 2011 by visiting three very distinct sites during our first field trip. First, we went to the tropical rainforest of Braulio Carrillo National Park, where students got a taste of the always amazing biodiversity found in the tropics, and of the [...]


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