The Southwest Field Studies program is only one-way we take learning beyond the classroom at Sterling College. For over fifty years, the value of small classes, hard work, and the beautiful rural Vermontlocation has been the inspiration for its pioneering place in the landscape of American education. Sterling was among the early initiatives in the United States to combine academic study and practical training in an effort to prepare environmental stewards in agriculture, conservation, and outdoor education.
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The Classroom and Beyond
Are you ready to pursue your passions and design your own path? Academics at Sterling College let you craft a unique, personalized education in environmental stewardship. In small classes—usually under 11 students—you’ll explore the critical issues of our day: humanity’s relationship with the natural world and each other, and the stewardship of our air, water, soil, food, and climate. You’ll have classes on campus in a laboratory or seminar room, on the side of a mountain, or in a barn or pasture.
Dig In to Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems