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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  • American College of Greece

  • Galway Archaeological Field School

  • International Institute for Scientific & Academic Collaboration (IISAC)

  • International Forum for Tropical Ecology and Culture

  • Long Island University

  • Lexia International

  • St. John's University

  • The ACE Foundation

  • Sepela Field Programs

  • Oxford Future Leaders

  • Irish Archaeology Field School

  • KIIS Study Abroad (KIIS)

  • SIT Study Abroad

  • Kulturstudier

  • Rutgers University of New Jersey

  • Northern Illinois University

  • International Sustainable Development Studies Institute

  • Oxbridge Academic Programs

  • MEI Academy

  • EucA - European University College Association

  • Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)

  • Institute of Cultural Ecology

  • Emory University

  • Athena Study Abroad

  • University of South Florida

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