Anthropology

Imagine working on a dig site in Israel uncovering ancient artifacts and hearing stories from biblical times, having class amongst the ruins in Rome, or discussing fundamental cultural developments and differences on a pier overlooking the Australian coast. Studying abroad offers you an invaluable insight on what makes us human. Fascinating courses exist at universities around the world like “The Anthropology of Politics and Power” and “Body, Place, and Postcolonial Experience” at the University of Macquarie in Australia; or “Demographic Anthropology,” “Culture and Economy,” and “Environment and Human Life” at International Christian University in Japan. 

Anthropology

China

As an archeology student, opportunities exist to earn credit doing field work at various dig site locations around the world. Faculty-led programs to the United Kingdom and Israel allow you to work with GVSU professors and students while working on the dig sites. As a cultural or linguistic anthropologist, you can utilize study abroad to gain valuable language experience as well as learn first-hand about another culture through immersion. Physical anthropologists can find opportunities to travel to areas close to our primate relatives and study the ecological environments in which they live.

Wherever your emphasis area lies in anthropology, studying abroad will encourage personal growth and allow you to forge professional connections, which will set you apart for graduate school and your future career.

Academic Advice

Restrictions

  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and non-GVSU options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill general education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other non-GVSU options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Faculty-led

Ukraine 

Anthropology

Summer 

Faculty-Led

Israel

Israel Anthropology

Summer (2019)

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Partnership

France

L'Universite Catholique de l'Ouest

Semester, academic year or summer

Partnership

Ghana

University of the Cape Coast

Semester or academic year

Partnership

Japan

International Christian University

Semester, academic year or summer

Partnership

Japan

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Semester, academic year or summer

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas, Puebla

Semester, academic year or summer

Partnership

Norway

University of Oslo

Semester, academic year

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU Programs

Major

Class

Credits

 

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Argentina

CIS: University of Belgrano

Semester

Non-GVSU

Brazil

USAC: Florianopolis

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Chile

ISA: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Costa Rica

CIS: Universidad Veritas

Semester

Non-GVSU

Ireland

API: University of Cork

Semester,Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Italy

ISA: The American University of Rome

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Poland

API: Jagiellonian University of Krakow

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Kyrgyzstan

Bard College

Semester

Non-GVSU

Kazakhstan

WU: Archaeology and History of Central Asia Summer 

Summer

Non-GVSU

South Korea

USAC: Yonsei University

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Spain

ISA: University of Barcelona

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

South Africa

ISA: University of Cape Town

Semester

Non-GVSU

Sweden

USAC: Växjö / Kalmar

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

United Kingdom

API: University of Leeds

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

United Kingdom

University of Roehampton

Semester

Non-GVSU

United Kingdom

ISA: University of Reading

Semester, academic year

Internship

Major

Class

Credits

 

GVSU

Paris

EUSA Internship-France

Summer Internship

GVSU

Dublin

EUSA Internship-Ireland

Summer Internship

GVSU

Madrid

EUSA Internship-Spain

Summer Internship

GVSU

United Kingdom

EUSA Internship-London

Summer Internship

GVSU

Czech Republic

EUSA Internship-Prague

Summer Internship

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

API Internship

Semester or summer Internship

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CAPA Internships

Semester or summer Internship

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CIS- Anthropology Internships

Semester, academic year or summer internship

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

USAC Internship

Summer Internship

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA Internships

Semester or summer Internship

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CRCC Asia Internships

Summer Internship

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

World Endeavors Internships

Semester or summer Internship

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

Browse More Programs

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information contact Department Contact below.

Department Contact

Deana Weibel


Anthropology
1138 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-3346
weibeld@gvsu.edu



Page last modified December 1, 2017