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Why Study Abroad With Us?

Students often cite studying abroad as the highlight of their academic career and a crucial moment in helping them gain a clearer view of the world, its peoples and the complex challenges facing us all.

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change offers a suite of faculty-directed study abroad programs designed to connect students with real-life issues that impact local communities, transect borders, and create lifelong memories alongside personal and professional growth.

2021 information session and walkthrough

 Global health students, check with your advisor to see if these programs satisfy your global health study abroad requirement.

Studying abroad with SHESC

Scholarships available

Apply for a scholarship from the school to attend a faculty-lead study abroad program in 2021. The scholarship eligible programs are below. Scholarships range from $250-$1,000.

Scholarship application form

Summer 2021

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An Exploration of Culture, Cuisine and Health in the City of Light

July 1–22
Faculty Directors: Rhian Stotts and Enrico Minardi

Do you:
  • Prefer a deeper dive into a particular location from a single home base (local university student housing)?
  • Love culinary experiences you can see, touch and taste?
  • Want to better understand the processes and theories of contemporary food culture — such as production, access, preparation and consumption — as well as its ties to human health?
  • Have three weeks available (plus time to and from destination)?

More information - applications open soon!

Rhian Stotts“Throughout human history, food has been used to forge relationships and create identities. The French were among the first people to study and celebrate food culture, and there’s no better place to study it than where the concept of cuisine was created.”
— Rhian Stotts, Lecturer, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

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One Health in Australia: Community Care and Ecosystem Sustainability

May 16 – June 10
Faculty Directors: Katie Hinde and Lenora Ott

Do you:
  • Prefer a program that travels, including to five UNESCO World Heritage sites?
  • Love adventures in nature – camping, hiking at Uluru and through a rainforest, canoeing and kayaking, and even snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef?
  • Have an interest in wildlife, human health and survival, and resource management in harsh or vulnerable ecosystems?
  • Have four weeks available (plus time to and from destination)?

Program canceled for 2021

Katie Hinde“In Australia, we’ll be focusing on the 21st century concept of ‘one health,’ that human health, animal health and ecosystem health are all interconnected. For 24 days we live this principle. Be ready for a learning adventure!”
— Katie Hinde, Associate Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

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London: Plague Pits and Body Snatchers: History of Health & Disease in a Global City

June 6–27
Faculty Directors: Kelly Knudson and Christopher Stojanowski

Do you:
  • Prefer a deep dive into a particular location from a single home base (a shared London flat)?
  • Love experiencing the past and its connections to the present through museums, colleges, major tourist sites (including Stonehenge) and off-the-grid historical landmarks?
  • Want to understand the context, lessons and social implications of so-called “taboo” subjects like death, cemeteries, murder and mass pestilence?
  • Have three weeks available (plus time to and from destination)?

Program canceled for 2021

Kelly Knudson“London is such an amazing city, and we will have behind-the-scenes access to some of my favorite places, like the British Museum and the Museum of London. We will get to know the city through long walks over cobblestones, imagining life in Medieval and Victorian London and learning about the complexities of health and disease and the development of the medical field. And a trip to London is not complete without a delicious afternoon tea!”
— Kelly Knudson, Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

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New Zealand and Fiji
Exploring Culture, Health and the Environment

June 11 – July 1
Faculty Directors: Alexandra Brewis Slade and Cindi SturtzSreetharan

Do you:
  • Prefer a busy hands-on program with lots of in-country travel and opportunities to participate in service learning?
  • Want to explore one of the most dynamic cultural and physical landscapes in the world (including tropical forests, active volcanoes, hot springs, rivers and beaches)?
  • Want to learn about indigenous solutions to health and environmental challenges?
  • Have three weeks available (plus time to and from destination)?

Program canceled for 2021

Alexandra Brewis Slade"New Zealand and Fiji both show the ways indigenous knowledge and solutions can help solve health and environmental challenges. This is a very hands-on program where you can meet with local experts, visit many different sites, while also having the chance to travel through what many say are two of the most stunning and friendly countries on Earth. This program has been running for more than two decades, so we know all the best places to go, things to do, and people to meet."
— Alexandra Brewis Slade, President's Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Pre-Fall Global Intensive Experience 2021

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Food, Health and Identity in Peru

Aug. 2–13
Faculty Director: Sara Marsteller

Do you:
  • Prefer a shorter traveling program with stays in major cities and small rural villages?
  • Love to eat and cook and learn about different foods’ origins, histories and social significance?
  • Want to learn more about cultural variation in concepts of food and the body and what it means to be healthy?
  • Have two weeks available before the fall semester?

Program canceled for 2021

Sara Marsteller“Peru is a country rich in diversity of landscapes, cultures and ethnicities, and food plays a key role in the creation of kinship and community ties, as well as regional and national identities. In this program, you will travel across the country, meeting fishers, farmers, salt miners, chefs, market vendors and others to learn firsthand the importance of food to Peruvians' social identities and holistic concepts of wellbeing.”
— Sara Marsteller, Lecturer, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Field Schools

Field schools offer a health-based or anthropological hands-on learning experience for both undergraduate and graduate students. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change hosts field-based programs in archaeology, medical anthropology and community health. Led by noted faculty, these field schools provide hands-on learning experiences that build skill sets, increase knowledge and create collaborative ties.

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Community Health and Medical Anthropology in Guatemala

June 27 – July 31
Faculty Director: Jonathan Maupin

Program canceled for 2021

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Archaeology Field and Laboratory Programs

Program canceled for 2021
Faculty Director: Jane Buikstra

Alternate program

Global Internships and Practicum Programs

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Community Partnerships in Global Health Internship

Dates to be announced

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AIDS Prevention Education Internship

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HIV/AIDS + Public Health Education Service-Learning Internship

Dates to be announced

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