The experience of going abroad is invaluable for anthropology majors because first-hand experience abroad provides insights into the culture, history, and human diversity of another country or world region. Students immerse themselves in another culture and learn about it from the perspective of host country instructors. The university offers more than 300 programs throughout the world, all of which qualify for general degree credit. Many programs also offer Anthropology major requirements. Prior language study or other prerequisites are necessary for some programs, so early planning for study abroad is essential. Further information about study abroad is available from Education Abroad. To get started, complete Education Abroad 101, offered online and in-person, and then connect with a study abroad advisor to discuss your options & start an application!


Virtual Study Abroad - Global Seminar May 2021
Conservation and Indigenous Peoples

Spring Tanzania Virtual Course with African women in brightly colored clothing and a student


Education Abroad’s Conservation & Indigenous Peoples in Tanzania Global Seminar is going virtual this summer! Students on this virtual program will the opportunity to learn about East African cultures, immerse themselves in the Swahili language, and connect with amazing people on the African continent. Dr. Laura DeLuca, known to students as Mwalimu (Swahili for teacher), will teach the course along with a number of guest lecturers. These lecturers include top experts in their field, from safari guides to indigenous leaders, many of whom are on the ground to show students the location they’re learning about. For example, Edward Loure, the winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize will share his wisdom about Maasai land rights with our group. 

Students on the program will earn 3 upper-division anthropology credits over the course of the two and a half week program during Maymester. While students may not spend their summer wandering the winding streets of Arusha and Zanzibar, they can still gain meaningful cultural experiences, expand their social network, earn CU course credit, and all at a fraction of the on-site program cost. Are you interested in learning more about the nuts and bolts of global work and anthropology field immersion? This program is a great option for any student looking to dip their toes into an international experience and stand out to future employers whether they’re looking to pursue international development, environmental conservation work, medicine, law, education or the corporate world. Learn the skills that will serve you in a variety of global settings.  Learn more at the upcoming information session on Wednesday, January 27th at 3:30 PM.


Study Abroad - Global Seminar May 2020
Primates of Vietnam

Course Information:

Primates of Vietnam: Conservation in a Rapidly Developing Country is an immersive global seminar that will take place in southern and central Vietnam. We will travel to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to begin an exploration into the conservation of primates in this amazing country. Vietnam is home to 25 primate species and an ever growing and expanding human population. This course will examine challenges, success, and failures in the conservation of these creatures within the context of development within the historical context of Vietnam.

The course will be divided into three segments, where we will travel to separate locations to address topics directly. In HCMC we will meet with government and non-governmental organizations (NGO) to discuss conservation and development and tour through this city to explore the historical and cultural changes that have made this a modern city. We will travel to Cat Tien National Park, one of the largest protected areas in Vietnam, where we will meet with science and technical officers, animal rescue center staff, and tourism coordinators to better understand changes and challenges in conservation on the front lines. We will also travel to Da Nang City to visit GreenViet, a recently formed conservation NGO and Son Tra Nature Reserve, where GreenViet is overseeing a number of activities. In addition, Son Tra NR is a location where conservation and tourism development are often in direct conflict.

Through all of these topics, students will keep a daily journal to submit through Canvas, detailing their views and concerns about these important issues.    

Learning Goals:

At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

-Detail conservation concerns within Vietnam and the broader global context.

-Understand how field primatology research is conducted.

-Identify conservation organizations and how to be involved with the protection of biodiversity.

-Gain a deeper appreciation for cross-cultural study in an immersive setting.

Study Abroad Summer 2020

There are no pre-requisites and students at any stage of their undergraduate studies will be considered.
For more information see Education Abroad

Information Session October 29 5pm in UMC 425.  Applications due by December 1 2019.

Study Abroad - Global Seminar Summer 2020
Gender, Race & Tourism in Contemporary Cuba

Course Information:

Want to study Gender, Race, & Tourism through an anthropological lens in Cuba this summer? Earn six credits in five weeks on an exciting Global Seminar! You will visit museums and places of cultural and historical relevance, and there will be excursions to other parts of the country beyond the capital city of Havana. The program is open to all majors, and there is no Spanish language requirement.

Not sure if you can afford to study abroad? There are several financial assistance opportunities specific to this program, including significant scholarships, grants, airfare funding, and passport application assistance. Check out the program webpage and contact for more information.

Learn more at an info session with the Director, CU professor Dr. Kaifa Roland: Friday, January 31, at 11:30 am in Hale 450.

Interested in the program but can’t make it to the meeting? See a video of Dr. Roland talking about her program here!

cuba summer 2020

For more information see Education Abroad

Information Session January 31 11:30am in Hale 450.