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.

2022 information session and walkthrough

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

Programs By Major

Anthropology | Global Health | Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences

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 2022

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

July 4–24

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)?

Learn more and apply

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

May 29–June 19

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)?

Learn more and apply

Portugal and Spain 
ASU: Walking the Way: the Camino de Santiago

July 18–August 3

Do you:

  • Want to walk the ancient pathways of the Iberian Peninsula, exploring urban centers and seaside villages, meeting travelers from around the world?
  • Enjoy academic Visits to the Museum of Sacred Art and Archeology in Portugal, the Catedral Basilica de Santiago de Compostela and Museum of Pilgrimage in Spain?
  • Want to earn 6 credits?
  • Space is limited. Apply early!

Learn more and apply

Field Schools


Community Health and Medical Anthropology in Guatemala

Summer 2023
Faculty Director Jonathan Maupin 


Archaeology Field and Laboratory Programs

Program details TBA
Faculty Director Jane Buikstra
Alternate program