Anthropology is the study of human culture, traditions, and societies. So it makes sense for someone interested in anthropology to get to know those cultures in person, right? It is an option if you are passionate about studying anthropology in a degree program, or whether you want to learn more about a specific culture outside a full undergraduate degree program. A Study Anthropology abroad program may be the perfect option for you.

Why Study Anthropology Abroad?

Whether you’re pursuing an anthropology degree, passionate about history, art, or something unrelated, anthropology programs abroad offer the unique opportunity to study the history and development of one particular culture up close and personal. Study abroad programs for anthropology might offer you the opportunity to explore ancient ruins, such as in Greece and Rome, examining up close and personal where and how those people lived, bringing your studies to life with practical experience. This isn’t limited to ancient civilizations, either. Many study abroad anthropology programs might allow you to immerse yourself in a culture that is active today, studying how it exists in the modern world and looking back at its roots and development.

Another benefit of studying abroad for anthropology is the opportunity to interact with a culture on its own terms. Whether you’re passionate about Central and South American indigenous cultures, Asian cultures, the Middle East, or somewhere else, studying abroad may allow you to combine your explorations of anthropology and history with the language of the people, building fluency by practicing your language skills with native speakers.

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  • International Institute for Scientific & Academic Collaboration (IISAC)

  • MEI Academy

  • Rutgers University of New Jersey

  • International Forum for Tropical Ecology and Culture

  • KIIS Study Abroad (KIIS)

  • Irish Archaeology Field School

  • Oxford Future Leaders

  • Sepela Field Programs

  • The ACE Foundation

  • Kulturstudier

  • Michigan Technological University

  • Lexia International

  • Long Island University

  • Northern Illinois University

  • KU Leuven

  • Oxbridge Academic Programs

  • Forum-Nexus Study Abroad

  • St. John's University

  • Emory University

  • EucA - European University College Association

  • International Sustainable Development Studies Institute

  • Roland Eotvos University

  • World Endeavors

  • University of Arizona

  • University of North Texas

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