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The department encourages students to study abroad in order to gain the international perspective that is so important in today's global society. Students are placed internationally based upon their personal and professional goals.
Anthropology major Connor Halbert excavating in Alaska on an archaeological field project.
Interested in gender studies, sociology major Sarah Davis is learning about the differences between sex work/prostitution and sex trafficking, and how the two are often conflated. She has been looking at the Swedish model of prostitution, and the pros and cons of criminalizing the buyers of sex, rather than those who sell it.
Kayla Padilla, Camille Johnson, and other anthropology students visiting a Maya site in Belize during a summer archaeological field school.
“This photo was taken during my rural homestay in a Bai minority village. Here, I was helping my host grandma sort out the red beans to be sold. Being able to help the community made me feel really connected to them even though the language barrier was present. Although the program in based in Kunming, Yunnan, China, we embarked on a two-week field excursion to learn more about minority culture. We traveled the northwest of Yunnan Province from Weishan to Lijiang to Shangri-La. Our studies covered a wide range of topics including Chinese language, minority culture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learning about any country or topic through firsthand experience is something I definitely recommend anyone do if they have the chance!”-- Michelle Nguyen - China
The department of Sociology and Anthropology hosts a faculty-led study abroad trip called Nicaragua: Health and Environment. This course looks at the intersection between human health and environmental sustainability in the context of post-revolutionary Nicaragua. Students and faculty will travel across the country, from urban slums in Managua to remote islands and bioreserves in the far south of the country. Students and faculty interact with a wide range of persons engaged in community-based efforts to secure human health and biodiversity. This is taken in conjunction with the course International Issues in Health and the Environment (ANTH/SOCI 3345).
Students and faculty exploring Los Guatuzos Bioreserve in southern Nicaragua.
Students and faculty on the banks of the Rio Negro in Nicaragua.
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