Notice of Privacy Breach

A privacy breach occurred within ISS when a staff member inadvertently used cloud-based services located outside of Canada that should not have been used to store personal information. Some of this personal information was also mistakenly collected without a collection notice. Service Indicators may be applied to some student accounts for one term.

Who to contact at SFU

If you have questions about this privacy breach, want to know if your personal information was included, want more information or need further assistance, please contact: Kris Torno, Manager International Mobility, at or 778-782-4232.

Field Schools

Field schools are offered in the Summer, Fall and Spring terms, with destinations varying from year to year.

A Field School can be described as an extended field trip, or an off-campus delivery of SFU courses for a group of 10 - 20 students. Most Field Schools are full term programs, directed by an SFU instructor, consisting of 9 to 12 units of selected courses.

On a field school you will undertake a combination of coursework, assignments, and field studies intended to integrate learning with the location. Generally, programs begin at an SFU campus and then continue overseas. You will pay a program fee which covers most of the in-country costs of the program.


Learn how much it costs to go on a field school, and view funding options. 

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Field School Student Manual

Once accepted to partake in a field school, use the following PDF to prepare for your time abroad.

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