Whether you are a student, independent researcher or leader of an academic group, Findhorn College offers you comprehensive support in accessing our world-renowned ecovillage. We support those studying sociology, anthropology, sustainability, renewable energy, theosophy, human geography and other disciplines to come and test their hypothesis, gather field data or incorporate an experiential dimension to an existing academic curriculum.
There is a very high potential for institutional synergy between ecovillage-based ‘living and learning centres’ and universities aiming to create up-to-date, participatory and engaging courses in sustainable developmentDr. Daniel Wahl, field study visit
Field Study Visits – insights and inspiration for positive change
By providing a wide range of activities, tours, and presentations Findhorn College can create a custom-made site visit suited to your needs. Whether visiting just for a day tour of the site and a lunch meal at the Community Centre or joining residential bespoke semester, we will work with you to design a learning experience that meets your group’s interests and needs.
At Findhorn, the whole community becomes a wonderful classroom.Sarah, former Findhorn College student
Independent Research – be supported in your studies
The Findhorn College is well placed to provide academic researchers with a gateway into the Findhorn Foundation and community. We help you make the most of your time here by connecting you with relevant community members and resources.
Once your application has been accepted, you will be assigned an academic collaborator who will help align your research objectives and data collection needs with what is on offer in the community. You will be offered the option of regular meetings to ask clarifying questions and to engage your reflective practice. Research opportunities are available from February to November and can range from one to twelve weeks.