Education Abroad for

Anthropology Majors

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Globalize Your Education

Anthropology majors are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your Anthropology major through first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture. Studying abroad can also help accelerate learning Anthropology methods and approaches by being able to use them inside and outside of the classroom.

Review the resources here to first help decide how an international experience can fit into your degree plan. It is important to work with your Undergraduate Advisor and an Education Abroad advisor early on in the application process to make sure that you are choosing the best program to fit your goals and meet major requirements.

Why Study Abroad?

When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context.  It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations.  The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.

You Can Afford to Study Abroad!

Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program! 
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee! 
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000! 
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.

Studying abroad expanded my worldview and allowed me to take time to explore a place that I would not have otherwise. I was able to take classes not offered at PSU and see Anthropology from another point of view.

 - Ellen Koukel, Anthropology major
Program:  DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia

Which Education Abroad Programs Work Well for Anthropology Majors?

The programs listed below are recommended because they offer the largest number and range of courses relevant to Anthropology majors.

AFRICA

CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Gaborone, Botswana
CIEE Open Campus in Cape Town, South Africa
CIEE Summer Community Development and Social Justice:  Theory + Practice in Cape Town, South Africa
USAC Ghana:  Accra - African Studies, International Development Studies, and course offered directly by the University of Ghana
USAC South Africa:  Stellenbosch - Undergraduate Courses

ASIA

IE3 Global Japan: Tokyo, Waseda University
PSU Exchange Japan: Sapporo, HUSTEP Program (Exchange)
PSU Exchange South Korea:  Seoul, Hanyang University (Summer)
SIT Study Abroad Nepal:  Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples
USAC China: Chinese Language and Culture Studies in Chengdu
USAC India:  Bengaluru -  Culture, Society, and Global Perspectives
USAC Thailand: SE Asian Economics, Politics, & Culture Studies

EUROPE

CIEE Arts & Humanities Program in London, England-Goldsmiths
USAC England: University of Reading Undergraduate Courses
USAC England: University of Bristol Undergraduate Courses
USAC Czech Republic: Politics, Culture and Art Studies in Prague
USAC Netherlands: Maastricht University Undergraduate Courses

LATIN AMERICA

IFSA - Merida Universities Program, Mexico
USAC Chile: Spanish Language, Latin American, Anthropological, and International Studies in Santiago
USAC Costa Rica: Life and Health Sciences, Spanish and Culture Studies in San Ramón

MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

PSU Exchange Egypt: Cairo, American University in Cairo (AUC)
PSU Direct Enroll Israel: Haifa, University of Haifa
Rothberg International School - Summer Program 

OCEANIA

USAC Australia: Griffith University Undergraduate Courses in Gold Coast or Brisbane
USAC New Zealand: Massey University UG & Grad Courses in Palmerston North, Auckland, or Wellington

Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs. 

Ready to take the Next Step?

Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps. 

Upcoming events

Ed Abroad 101

Each session is 30-60 minutes and conducted over Zoom while classes are in…
Add to my Calendar 2021-08-04 18:00:00 2021-08-02 10:17:20 Ed Abroad 101 Each session is 30-60 minutes and conducted over Zoom while classes are in session. Can't attend a live session? Watch the recorded video to learn about how the application process works, how to make an advising appointment, and how to narrow down programs. Questions? Email edabroad@pdx.edu for help. https://bit.ly/36A6tdF edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Global Internships Info Session

Are you interested in a global internship either abroad or virtually? This…
Add to my Calendar 2021-08-10 13:00:00 2021-08-10 14:00:00 Global Internships Info Session Are you interested in a global internship either abroad or virtually? This session will give you details about all USAC internship opportunities.  https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpf-mupj0oGNOfSOLcfTNrKUnoxysiFa…+ edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Drop-In Advising with USAC!

Would you like to study abroad and earn credit toward your major and minor…
Add to my Calendar 2021-08-10 21:00:00 2021-08-03 00:04:09 Drop-In Advising with USAC! Would you like to study abroad and earn credit toward your major and minor without spending a fortune? Come chat with the USAC representative (Johanna Moxley) who works closely with Portland State University. She will be happy to answer any of your questions about studying abroad with USAC! https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrcOGtqz0uGtAvjXCcsgCdJvxfBKn1te… edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

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Add to my Calendar 2021-08-24 09:00:00 2021-08-24 10:00:00 Study Abroad Programs for Health, Psychology, & Neuroscience Majors Join this session to discover all of the USAC programs available to health, psychology, and neuroscience majors! They'll cover all possible programs and highlight some unique options as well.  https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vduqhrTotEtxQps5JroCiMHnvEZypW0…+ edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Education Abroad for Anthropology Majors