The IFR offers top quality, peer-reviewed field schools. What does that mean for you? When you participate in an IFR field school, you become part of a global community of scholars dedicated to the preservation and understanding of our shared cultural heritage and environmental surrounds. In a field school, you are not just a student. You are a steward. YOU are the researcher. IFR students contribute to the data collection, processing, and interpretation that result in academic publications. The hands-on nature of our programs enable you to take part in the real work of the most cutting-edge scientists in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, environmental sciences, paleontology, and more. Our full length field schools run 4-6 weeks long and students’ accommodation depends on the location of the field school. Bedtime can be met with anything from a college dorm, to a homestay experience, to a tent!