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The Department of Anthropology encourages students to study abroad as part of anthropology's emphasis on cross-cultural learning. The Department will support students interested in any study abroad program with anthropological content, broadly defined, including programs allowing the study of society, culture, history, politics, economics, psychology, and related fields.

Students interested in study abroad are encouraged to discuss their options with their advisor. Study abroad programs vary in their offerings and in their rigor. Part of study abroad experiences may involve adapting to different cultural systems of education and evaluative standards for academic work.

This is a selection of highlighted study abroad options.  For a comprehensive listing of options, complete university descriptions and course listings, please visit the AU Abroad Website.

United Kingdom







The Netherlands

Australia/New Zealand

Latin America

  • Mexico: UDLA Puebla – Universidad de las Americas, specializing in anthropology and archeology of Mesoamerica, will give you the opportunity to learn anthropology from the pre-Columbian times through to issues of contemporary Mexico.  Spanish language is required.



  • Kenya: Turkana Basin Institute Origins Field School—This unique program will allow you to explore the edge of human experience, and learn the geology, paleobotany and contemporary environment, in a remote location with experts in their field. (Semester Only)
  • Italy:  American University of Rome -- Of particular interest to students of Classical Archaeology, AUR offers the unique opportunity to study basic field techniques within a semester program abroad.  AUR also offers a full range of courses in Archeology and Anthropology to balance your semester. 

Jewish Studies

Czech Republic

  • CET Prague Programs - The Prague Jewish Studies program gives students the opportunity to study the rich history, culture, and literature of Central and Eastern European Jewry through a multidisciplinary curriculum of intensive courses in Prague. The program's location of Prague is one of Europe's most beautiful and enchanting cities, and host to one of the oldest continuous Jewish communities in Europe and one of the richest collections of Judaica in the world.


  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Study abroad in Jerusalem, a densely populated, bustling city full of significant historical sites, restaurants, museums, and all manner of cultural activities. Hebrew University offers a wide variety of courses, offered mainly in English, in such areas as Jewish studies, Israel studies, archaeology, history, literature, philosophy, religion, communications, international relations, political science, psychology, sociology, and life sciences. Hebrew University also has intensive Hebrew language courses in the fall, spring, and summer terms.
  • Tel Aviv University - Situated in the heart of Israel's coastal region, Tel Aviv University (TAU) is located only a short distance from both the magnificent Mediterranean coast and bustling downtown Tel Aviv, the center of Israeli arts, culture and entertainment. Students take courses in the TAU International School in a wide variety of fields including Jewish Studies. Intensive Hebrew language courses are also available in the fall, spring, and summer terms.
  • University of Haifa - Two of the most distinguishing features of Haifa are the physical beauty of this coastal city and the co-existence of its ethnically diverse communities who live and work together. The Christian and Muslim communities of Haifa, the neighboring Druze villages of Usifiya and Daliat-el-Carmel, and Jewish communities from all over Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, North and South America, Ethiopia, and India have combined to create a modern Mediterranean city that is truly special. Students take classes in a variety of fields including Jewish Studies or participate in thematic Honors programs in Psychology or Peace and Conflict Resolution. Intensive Hebrew and Arabic are also available.




New Zealand