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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.

Programs By Major

 Global health students, all programs listed below satisfy the global health study abroad requirement. Talk with your advisor for more information.

Programs By Country and Interests

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Australia | England | France | New Zealand | Peru | South Africa
Global Internship and Practicum Programs | Field Schools

ASU SHESC Study Abroad 2019

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Australia

Community Health and Ecosystem Sustainability in Australia

May 12  June 6, 2019
Faculty Directors: Katie Hinde and Ian Gilby

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 scuba diving 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)?

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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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England

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

May 25 – June 15, 2019
Faculty Directors: Kelly Knudson and Alexandra Brewis Slade

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)?

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Alexandra Brewis Slade“In London, we’ll have access to some very special places, like the behind-the-scenes at the British Museum and at the oldest hospital in Europe. Our city guide, Angie, has been hosting groups every summer for over a decade. Bring a good pair of walking shoes!”
— Alexandra Brewis Slade, President's Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

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France

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

July 2 – July 24, 2019
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)?

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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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New Zealand

Exploring Health, Culture, Sustainability, and the Environment in New Zealand

May 12 – June 5, 2019
Faculty Directors: David Feary and Christopher Stojanowski

Do you:
  • Prefer a program that travels, allowing you to tour a country from one end to the other? (Yes, you will even visit Hobbiton!)
  • Love the environment and want see as much biodiversity as possible in a single trip (including snow-capped mountains, tropical forests, active volcanoes, hot springs, rivers and beaches)?
  • Want to better understand the New Zealand’s indigenous Maori culture and lessons from the country’s leading approaches to medicine, active lifestyles, and sustainability?
  • Have three weeks available (plus time to and from destination)?

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David Feary“The scenery and the different social constructs of New Zealand make this program unique. There is spectacular Lord of the Rings scenery and lots of travel, a very multicultural society to experience, and new ideas constantly bubbling up here that can help impact and benefit the whole globe. You’ll even get to do research interviews as part of a climate survey!”
— David Feary, Research Professor, School of Sustainability

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Peru

Peruvian Food and Culture: From the Inkas to World Class Haute Cuisine

May 17 – June 7, 2019
Faculty Director: Sara Marsteller

Do you:
  • Prefer for a program that travels, including to five major destinations that range from urban to rural, and historical (including Machu Picchu) to contemporary?
  • Love exploring new cultures, with rich roots that extend back thousands of years? 
  • Want to understand what unifies different types of communities throughout time, while gaining first-hand experience in natural goods and food production?
  • Have three weeks available (plus time to and from destination)?

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Sara Marsteller“In a small rural village outside of Cusco, we’ll learn about the daily life of local residents and get hands-on lessons in how they skillfully plow the land by hand and spin and dye wool from natural fibers. The view of the Andes mountains from their hillside is even more breathtaking than Machu Picchu in my opinion, but you can decide for yourself!”
— Sara Marsteller, Lecturer, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

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South Africa

Ecology, Evolution, and the Peoples of South Africa

June 30 – July 22, 2019
Faculty Directors: Kaye Reed and David Feary

Do you:
  • Prefer a program that travels, including to nine cities and towns, two islands, and multiple destinations of human evolution significance?
  • Love the idea of getting up close and personal with some of the world’s most iconic wildlife? (We’re going on safari, really!)
  • Want to experience how species and cultures can change over time, as well as learn more about our past and current legacy of interactions with wild flora and fauna?
  • Have three weeks available (plus time to and from destination)?

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Kaye Reed“My absolute favorite place is Kruger National Park, where we will be identifying mammals of all kinds and working on the Hominins and Habitats Project from a safari vehicle! You will also learn about Khoisan culture, apartheid and hominin fossil discoveries in South Africa. Don’t forget July is WINTER in the southern hemisphere and it really feels like it in the evenings and mornings, so bring your coat as well as your swimsuit!”
— Kaye E. Reed, President’s Professor and Director, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Global Internships and Practicum Programs

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Peru

Community Partnerships in Global Health Internship

March 11 – April 26, 2019

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India

AIDS Prevention Education Internship

June 2 July 24, 2019

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Tanzania

HIV/AIDS + Public Health Education Service-Learning Internship

TBA

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