The programs listed below were chosen because they offer a diverse representation of issues in anthropology, unique cultural experiences, or specialized internship options. While we suggest you look at these highlighted programs first, feel free to explore other options via our online search engine.
As the UI Department of Anthropology works with Study Abroad, the specific programs listed here may change, so check with your advisor for the latest updates.
The programs listed below are divided into two categories: General Anthropology Programs, which are arranged alphabetically by location, and Multiple Location Programs, which feature strong field school or hands-on experiences. There is some overlap between these sections.
At the University of Newcastle, anthropology is taught through the Faculty of Education and Arts and the School of Humanities and Social Science. The university is also connected with several research institutions that specialize in women's studies, transformational studies, and health and aging. For more information and a list of available courses, see a study abroad advisor.
Elqui Valley Tour in Chile
This program offers classroom study in Santiago for either a summer or a full semester. The semester program offers an anthropology class on indigenous groups, leaving time to pursue language study, other coursework, and travel.
The summer program includes a one-week excursion to the North, visits to San Pedro de Atacama and to other communities, and trips to geological and archeological sites on the desert plateau. The two summer courses, Chile’s Native Cultures from the North and Chile’s Native Cultures from the South, earn a total of six semester hours. Students are encouraged to have already completed their introductory coursework in anthropology. Spanish language skills are desirable, but not required.
This program combines group and direct enrollment courses, including anthropology classes. For more information, visit the Study Abroad office.
At the University of Iceland, anthropology and archeology are administered by the Faculty of Humanities. Courses of interest to Anthropology students include: Icelandic Culture, Theoretical Issues in Contemporary Archeology, Viking Age Archeology, Icelandic Landscape Archeology, and History of Iceland from Settlement to the Present. For more information, visit the Study Abroad office and schedule and appointment with an advisor.
This program is based in Khon Kaen in northeast Thailand and is offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters. This group program provides both area studies, introducing students to current issues and Thai culture, as well as providing hands-on experience with the implementation of development projects in Thailand. Projects can be shaped with substantial input from UI faculty well ahead of the student’s arrival in Thailand.
Students are based in Ho Chi Minh City, where they participate in interdisciplinary coursework, intense language study, field work, homestays, and sponsored excursions. Students also have the chance to do independent research. Previous projects have included research on HIV/AIDs in the region, regional interpretations of the US/Vietnam War, malaria, and child workers.
SIT's IHP/multi-country programs focus on independent research projects that are based on gathering of field information. Supplementary seminars provide background to the country and society. Visit the Study Abroad office to learn more.