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Study Abroad Programs with Anthropology

After my experience abroad I now see myself less as just an American and more as a global citizen. I have friends on the other side of the world. This summer even one of my British friends will be visiting me in the US. I’ve found my definition of society to be immensely expanded after my experiences abroad.

Eben Crawford, University of York, England, United Kingdom, Spring 2016

Programs

Australia - James Cook University, Townsville  (D) 

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring (southern hemisphere calendar).
  • Language: English. 
  • Prereqs: 2.8 GPA. 
  • Housing: Residence halls or private apartments.
  • Details: Anthropology, archaeology, indigenous Australian studies and cultural heritage studies. Many courses have a field-trip component for hands-on experience. University research facilities include island, rain forest and outback field stations.
  • Non-tuition educational expenses:  Significantly higher.

Australia – Macquarie University, Sydney (D)                           

  • Semester: Fall, Spring (southern hemisphere calendar).
  • Language: English. 
  • Prereqs: 2.5 GPA.
  • Housing: Residence halls or off-campus apartments. 
  • Details: Social and cultural anthropology. Strengths: Medical and psychological anthropology, and studies of religion, public health, and development.  Volunteer opportunities available.
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Significantly higher.

Costa Rica – ACM: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences & Humanities  (P)              

  • Semester: Spring.
  • Language: Spanish. 
  • Prereqs: 2-years college-level Spanish.  Enrollment in a Spanish course in the fall semester before enrollment.  Background in field methods recommended.  
  • Housing: Host family in San Jose. Host family or other arrangements during field-work.
  • Details: Courses related to the program theme. Month-long research project.
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Lower.

Ecuador - Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) (Ex)

  • Semester: Fall, Spring. 
  • Language: Spanish; some courses taught in English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA and 3.0 in Spanish; 2 years of college-level Spanish; enrollment in a Spanish course the semester or summer before; prior coursework a Latin American focus strongly recommended. 
  • Housing: Host family.
  • Details: Quito in Transition course taught remotely by a Beloit College faculty member. Some courses have field study trips.  Excursions. Volunteer opportunities. No anthropology. Courses in sociology and on Latin America available. 
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Same.

Ghana – ISEP: University of Ghana, Legon (D, Ex)

  • Semester: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, previous coursework with African content recommended.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Institute of African Studies, anthropology, sociology (including culture and development, traditional Ghanaian social institutions, and social structures of Ghana). Options for health and society students. Resident director. Sports and volunteering available. Twi language course highly recommended. 
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Same for exchange; lower for direct.

Indonesia - SIT: Arts, Religion, and Social Change (P)    

  • Semester: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA and prior coursework related to the program theme.
  • Housing: Host families.
  • Details: Coursework on program theme. Independent study project. Field study trips. Bahasa Indonesian language instruction.
  • Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower.

Ireland - National University of Ireland Maynooth  (D)

  • Semester: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Applicants with at least a 2.75 considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Housing: Dormitory. 
  • Details: Dublin is 40-minutes' distance by train. Department of Anthropology. Ireland's only cultural anthropology program.  
  • Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower.

Ireland – University College Cork, Ireland (D)

  • Semester: Fall, Spring. 
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Students with a GPA between 2.8 and 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Housing: Dormitories or private accommodation.
  • Details: Archaeology with field work.  Environmental studies.  
  • Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same.

Netherlands – SIT: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender (P)

  • Semester: Fall, Spring
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: Prior study of sexuality and/or gender studies. 
  • Housing: Host family in Amsterdam (12 weeks). Hostels and modest hotels during program travel.
  • Details: International and intersectional approaches to the study of sexuality and Gender. Field study trips. Independent study project.
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Higher.

New Zealand – University of Auckland (D)

  • Semester: Fall, Spring (southern hemisphere calendar).
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory or private host family or apartment.
  • Details: Maori Studies, Pacific Studies, cultural studies, archaeology, bio-archaeology.
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Higher.

Senegal – Baobab Center, Dakar (P)

  • Semester: Spring.
  • Language: French.
  • Prereqs: 5 semesters of college-level French. Coursework with West African focus.
  • Housing: Host family.
  • Details: Wolof language study, Dakar in Transition (explores trends in society as reflected in the city of Dakar), West African studies. Cultural studies. Opportunities to learn about public health. Excursions.
  • Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower.

South Korea – ISEP: Yonsei University, Seoul (Ex)

  • Semester: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English. Students fluent in Korean can take courses taught in Korean.
  • Prereqs: 2.75 GPA. Coursework with a focus on Korea an asset.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Korean studies, East Asian studies, Korean Language. 
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Same.

Tanzania – ACM: Ecology & Human Origins (P)

  • Semester: Fall.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Coursework in the natural sciences or social sciences. Background in field methods an asset. 
  • Housing: Dormitory and host family in Dar es Salaam. Tent camps in the field.
  • Details: Courses related to course theme. Kiswahili language instruction. Research methods. Extended field study possible in cultural anthropology and physical anthropology.
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Lower.

Turkey – Yeditepe University, Istanbul (Ex)

Unavailable as of Fall 2016 due to the U.S. Department of State's Travel Warning

  • Semester: Spring, academic year (Students who study at Yeditepe in the fall must remain in Istanbul for exams taking place in early to mid-January). 
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: Studies or research on Turkey.
  • Housing: Dormitory or private apartment.
  • Details: Comprehensive university established in 1996 on a campus on the Asian side of Istanbul. Courses available in all anthropology sub-fields, some with a Turkish focus. Elementary Turkish language course available. 
  • Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower.

United Kingdom - Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland (D)

  • Semester: Fall, Spring. 
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Founded in 1845, Queen's is known for it's excellence in teaching and research. See social anthropology and archaeology website.
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Lower.

United Kingdom - University of Bristol, Bristol, England (D)

  • Semester: Fall, Spring. 
  • Language: English.
  • Prerequisites: 3.2 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory. 
  • Details: Fall semester exams take place in January. Alternative assessments can sometimes be arranged. Social & linguistic anthropology, evolutionary anthropology, material culture, archaeology.
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Higher.

United Kingdom – University of Exeter, Exeter, England (D)

  • Semester: Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitories.
  • Details: Offers practical hands-on experience and fieldwork in the UK, using artifact labs and experiments in teaching about ancient technologies such as flint knapping, pot making, bronze smelting and casting. Mostly British and European archaeology, but expertise extends across the globe with modules covering North and South American prehistory, North Africa and Asia.  Course listing.
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Higher.

United Kingdom – University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland (D)

  • Semester: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA
  • Housing: Dormitories.
  • Details: Semester system. Archaeology.
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Same.

United Kingdom – University of York, York England

  • Semester: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Junior or senior status at the time of enrollment.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Students live in colleges and are assigned an academic advisor. Some classes span the fall and spring. Archaeology. 
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Same.

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Key

  • D:  Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student.
  • Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student.
  • P:  Provider program. Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses:

Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider: airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. 

  • Higher: Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester. 
  • Significantly Higher: $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.

Last updated: 10/2017