Studying Off Campus

Anthropology at Augustana University

Anthropology offers a wealth of off-campus study opportunities.

  • The Augustana-University of Exeter summer excavations at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village in Mitchell, South Dakota, offer opportunities to interact with professional and student archeologists while working at a world-class research and excavation facility.
  • Want to go out of state? Students have the opportunity to excavate at the Lynch site, a Plains village in Nebraska at Augustana's field school in Summer 2021.
  • In January 2018 J-Term class toured the Southwest, from Grand Canyon to Chaco Canyon and Hopi to Navajo Nations, students have an enriching experience of past and present culture. 
  • A newly offered course in France ran in Summer 2018 where students and visitors explored the rock art caves of France with experts before touring the museums and catacombs of Paris.

University of Exeter

Anthropology majors also have the opportunity to spend a semester or a year abroad at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. Exeter is an internationally recognized university that was recently ranked first in the U.K. for archeology in the National Student Survey.

Archaeology is incredibly popular at Exeter, yet is still taught in small classes with plenty of contact with faculty. They currently have research connections and field projects in the U.K. and across Europe, in the Czech Republic, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, and Turkey. Ongoing research and projects are also taking place throughout the world in Egypt, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, tropical South America, Sri Lanka, and here in the U.S.

Other Opportunities

Students have been placed in summer internships at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota, and have participated in field schools at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village in Mitchell, South Dakota, the Ravenscroft bison kill and Bull Creek camp in Oklahoma, and a Plains village site in Nebraska. Interim classes in anthropology have visited prehistoric and historic pueblo sites in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. Students regularly travel to the Southwest to volunteer on archaeological projects over spring break. Keep an eye out for the next run of the Rock Art course in France. 

What can you do with an anthropology major when you graduate?