I gained new perspectives of my fields of study, specifically Anthropology, by learning how to look at culture through architecture and through politics. I never thought to look at it through these lenses before and it proved to be greatly beneficial.

Nathalie Vellky ‘13, College Year in Athens, Spring 2012


Australia - James Cook University, Townsville  (D) 

Fall or 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 – ISEP: Macquarie University, Sydney (D)                                  

Fall, spring (southern hemisphere calendar) Language: English. Prereqs: 2.5 gpa, 3.0 for internship.  Housing:  residence halls oroff-campus apartments. Details: Study with local students; many courses in anthropology, indigenous studies and development studies; orientation and a guide to Sydney on line; internships possible, volunteer opportunities available.  Non-tuition educational expenses: Significantly higher


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

Spring Language: Spanish.  Prereqs: Jr. or Sr with coursework in the proposed research discipline. 2 years of college Spanish preferred, enrollment in a Spanish course the semester or summer before departure.  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 


Costa Rica – ISEP- Universidad Nacional (D)

Fall, Spring, Academic Year  Language: Spanish Prerequisites: 2 years of Spanish or equivalent.  Housing: Host families. Details: Located in Heredia, 30 minutes from San Jose.  Global Engagement Program for study abroad students with excursions and volunteer opportunities, and an optional language exchange program.  Non-tuition educational expenses: Lower


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

Exchange, fall, spring or academic year  Language: Spanish; some courses taught in English. Prereqs: 2 years of college-level Spanish; enrollment in a Spanish course the semester or summer before; 3.0 cumulative gpa and 3.0 in Spanish; 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.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

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

Fall, spring, academic year 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. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same for exchange; lower for direct.


India – Minnesota Studies in International Development, Bangelore (P) 

Fall, spring Language: English.  Prerequisites: 2.5 gpa, junior or senior standing. Experience in India, coursework focused on India and/or development, and/or volunteer/internship experience preferred. Housing: Host family. Details4.25 units of credit.  Coursework focused on program theme. Hindi language instruction. Pre-departure assigned readings. Semester schedule:  Orientation, coursework (7 weeks), grassroots internship (6 weeks), concluding seminar (1 week).  Field trips.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower.  

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

Fall,Spring Language: English.  Prereqs: None.  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)

Fall, Spring, Academic Year  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.  Ireland's only cultural anthropology program.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower.

Ireland-Queen's University Belfast (D)

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

Ireland– University College Cork, Ireland (D)

Fall, Spring, Academic Year.  Language: English.  Prerequisites: 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

Korea – ISEP Yonsei (Ex)

Academic Year, 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

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

Fall, Spring Language: English. Prerequisites: 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

Netherlands– ISEP Leiden (D, Ex)

Fall, Spring, Academic Year  Language: English. Course in Dutch for students fluent in the language. Prerequisites: 3.2 GPA. Junior standing at time of enrollment. Housing: Dormitories. Details:  Archaeology, Social Sciences.  Non-tuition educational expenses.  Marginally lower for direct, same for exchange.

New Zealand – University of Auckland (D)

Fall, Spring (southern hemisphere calendar) Language: English. Prerequisites: c. 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)                                           

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

Tanzania – ACM: Ecology & Human Origins (P)                                     

Fall Language: English. Prereqs: Junior or senior standing at time of enrollment. 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)                                                   

Exchange, spring or academic year  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.   Elementary Turkish language course available. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower

United Kingdom - University of Bristol, Bristol (D)

Fall, Spring, Academic Year  Language: English.  Prerequisites: 3.2 GPA. Junior standing at time of enrollment. Housing: Dormitory. Details:  Fall semester exams take place in January. Alternative assessments can sometimes be arranged.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher

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

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 listingNon-tuition educational expenses:  Higher

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

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

United Kingdom – University of York

Fall, Spring or Academic Year  Language: English.  Prerequisites:  3.0.  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


Ex = Exchange Program

D = Direct Enrollment

P = Program Provider

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.

Last updated: 7/2016