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 had the rare opportunity to excavate at the Ravenscroft late Paleoindian bison kill and Bull Creak campsite in Oklahoma. And the January 2018 J-Term class will tour the Southwest.
  • A newly offered trip to France is scheduled for Summer 2018 where you will explore the rock art caves of France with experts before touring the museums 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. Interim classes in anthropology have visited prehistoric and historic pueblo sites in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. Future classes such as "Viking Invasions of England" and "The Art of the Upper Paleolithic (in France)" are currently planned.

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