“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

– Mark Twain

Students who have majored in anthropology at Wheaton have taken advantage of a wide range of opportunities to live and study abroad. Many of them have developed their thinking about their experiences in these programs by incorporating them into their senior thesis research project

Interested in applying for study abroad?

See the Global Education study abroad page.

Anthropology Majors and Minors have studied abroad on these programs:

  1. Field-based learning with a topical focus Africa |Asia/PacificEuropeLatin America
  2. University-based programs In EnglishIn SpanishIn ItalianIn FrenchIn German
  3. Wheaton’s Semester Abroad in Bhutan
  4. Short-term Wheaton Faculty Led Courses Taught in English JanuarySummerFall

Field-based learning with a topical focus through the school for International Training

See the SIT Study Abroad site for more information

Africa
  • Ghana: Social Transformation and Cultural Experience
  • Mail: Health, Gender, and Community Empowerment
  • Morocco: Migration and Transnational Identity
  • Senegal: National Identity and the Arts
  • South Africa: Social and Political Transformation
  • Uganda: Development Studies
Asia/Pacific
  • Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action
  • Fiji: Social Change and Ethnic Identity
  • India: National Identity and the Arts
  • Indonesia: Balinese Identity and the Arts
  • Mongolia: Nomadic Culture and Globalization
  • Nepal: Tibet and Himalayan Peoples
  • Samoa: Pacific Communities and Social Change
  • Vietnam: National Development and Globalization
Europe
  • Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender
  • Switzerland: Transnational Studies, Multilateral Diplomacy, and Social Justice
Latin America
  • Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change
  • Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development
  • Ecuador: National Identity, Ethnicity, and Social Movements
  • Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Social Movements

University-based programs

See Wheaton’s Center for Global Education for more information

In English
Africa
  • Egypt: American University, Cairo
  • Ghana: University of Legon
  • South Africa: Rhodes University
Australia and New Zealand
  • Auckland: University of Auckland
  • Queensland: James Cook University
  • Wollongong (near to Sydney): University of Wollongong
Denmark
  • Denmark International Study Program (can study Danish)
Greece
  • College Year in Athens (can study modern Greek)
Hong Kong
  • IES Program in Hong Kong (can study Mandarin)
United Kingdom
  • Ireland: University College, Cork
  • London: London School of Economics, Oxford, University of London, SOAS
  • Scotland: Edinburgh University
In Spanish
  • Mexico: Puebla Consortium Program
  • COPA programs in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica
  • Spain: PRESCHCO Consortium program in Cordoba
In French
  • France: Sweetbriar Program in Paris
In Italian
  • Florence: SATCHIE program (Studio Art) and Middlebury Program
  • Rome: IES
In German
  • University of Regensburg

Short-term Wheaton Faculty Led Courses Taught in English

January
  • South Africa: Witnessing Contemporary African Society and Culture
  • Trinidad/Tobago (Carnival/World Music/Steel Pan)
Summer
  • Tanzania: Education and Development

Previous Anthropology majors have traveled to:

  • Argentina, School for International Training Worldwide
  • Italy, Studio Art Centers Intl(IIE)
  • Italy, IES
  • Australia, James Cook University
  • Greece, College Year in Athens
  • New Zealand, University of Auckland
  • China, School for International Training Worldwide
  • Australia, School for International Training Worldwide
  • Germany, University of Regensburg
  • Ireland, University College, Cork
  • Chile, Latin American Program
  • Ghana, School for International Training Worldwide
  • Netherlands, School for International Training Worldwide
  • Germany, FU – BEST Program, Berlin
  • Fiji, School for International Training Worldwide
  • Argentina, IES-Other Programs
  • Samoa, School for International Training Worldwide
  • United Kingdom, BU Internship – London
  • United Kingdom, University of Edinburgh
  • Nicaragua, School for International Training Worldwide
  • India, School for International Training Worldwide
  • New Zealand, University of Auckland
  • South Africa, Rhodes University
  • United Kingdom, University of Edinburgh
  • Cameroon, School for International Training Worldwide
  • Italy, Siena School for Liberal Arts
  • Uganda, School for International Training Worldwide
  • France, Sweet Briar College – Paris