Study Abroad

Crossing cultural boundaries

Mark Twain once said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” His words echo those of St. Augustine, who stated, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

As the quotes above suggest, travel will make you a more worldly and sophisticated person, an essential trait in the rapidly globalizing, multicultural world of the 21st century. Travel will also make you a better anthropologist — an expert on peoples and cultures.

Past study away trips

Anthropology offers regular opportunities for students to gain cross-cultural experience either in a study away tour or by accompanying faculty members on research projects abroad. Some trips sponsored in the past five years include:

  • Ghana study tour, May-June 2012
  • Archaeological field school, Jamaica, January 2012
  • Ghana study tour, May-June 2011
  • Public archaeology project in Jamaica, January 2011
  • Fieldwork in Guinea Bissau, December 2010 – January 2011
  • Spring break in Mexico 2010
  • Public archaeology project in Jamaica, January 2010
  • Spring break in Mexico 2009
  • Public archaeology project in Jamaica, June-July 2008
  • Fieldwork in Guinea-Bissau, May-June 2008
  • Jamaica Study Tour, May-June 2007
  • Fieldwork in Guinea-Bissau, December 2006-January 2007
  • Jamaica Study Tour, May-June 2006
  • Spring break in Mexico 2006

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Studying a fishing community in Jamaica

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Field work in Guinea-Bissau

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Making gorditas in central Mexico

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Study tour in Ghana