Celebrating 50 years

Whether you’re a former intern, student, group leader, staff or friend of International Field Studies, we welcome you to join us in celebrating all we have accomplished together since 1970! We are excited to connect with the 50,000+ participants who have been involved in our Forfar Field Station, Sailing, and Continental/International programming since the start. Below are the initial dates and details for the events we will have throughout 2020. We encourage friends and family to join in any of the events. Please fill out our interest form to receive more information or contact our office with any questions (office@intlfieldstudies.org).

Be sure to check out our Alumni Page and invite fellow alumni to do the same. We look forward to celebrating with you all!


Feb 22-29, 2020 | Alumni Week #1 | Andros, Bahamas

Looking to show your spouse, family members, or friends the magic of Forfar? Bring them along and join us for a week of boat trips, blue-holes, and more!

Feb 22, 2020 | Station Party | Andros, Bahamas

Saturday, February 22, the arrival day for those attending Alumni Week #1, Forfar will welcome local community members and alumni from Andros to kick off our 50 Year celebration! Mark you calendars, more details forthcoming.


Spring 2020 | Potluck | Columbus, Ohio

A time to celebrate friends, family, IFS memories and of course - food! We hope to connect people near and far, kick-off our 2020 fundraising, and share the latest news on our current programming.


June 6-14, 2020 | IFS Cruise | Caribbean

Enjoy 8-nights on a cruise ship with other IFS alumni!

Details: “Celebrity EquinoxSM captures the very essence of premium cruising. With new amenities not available on any other Celebrity ship, prepare to have your expectations exceeded as soon as you step on board. Delight in your choice of ten exceptional dining venues. Enjoy craft beer and comfort food in the new Gastrobar and sip refreshing frozen cocktails on the pool deck at Slush. A unique experience at sea, feel grass beneath your feet at the relaxing Lawn Club. Every imaginable comfort complimented by Celebrity's unrivaled guest services promises an unsurpassed cruise experience no matter your destination.”

Pricing: Balcony 2B – $1593.73/person or Interior category  – $1093.73/person. These prices are only valid if you book before 01/07/2020.

Contact: Call Travel Services (866) 575-7764‬ and tell them you are calling about the IFS Cruise and give them our member # 14676TP. You can also email them at info@yourtravelservices.org.


July 25-Aug 1, 2020 | Alumni Week #2 | Andros, Bahamas

Looking to show your spouse, family members, or friends the magic of Forfar? Bring them along and join us for the second alumni week of the year featuring boat trips, blue-holes, and more!


Fall 2020 | Evening Fundraiser | Columbus, Ohio

Looking to swap crazy stories with fellow alumni? IFS will be hosting an evening fundraiser at a local brewery or music venue to bring everyone together in one spot as we celebrate the great times had with IFS throughout the past 50 years. Prepare for a night of food, drinks, music, photos and more! Click the link below to express interest or even reserve your table today.