Study Archaeology Abroad

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  • About

    With hundreds of thousands of U.S. students study abroad each year, it's easy to see all the trees instead of the big forest. Facts are facts- regardless of a program's targeted major, they often include excursions to museums and historic sites, from Berlin's formidable Pergamon Museum to Mexico's Museo Nacional de Antropologia and everything in between. And the Bucket list of the average person often includes visits to at least one of the ancient wonders of the world. It would seem that studying archaeology abroad, even if just a beginner's course, is appealing to anyone!

    For those archaeology majors whose research interests lie beyond the U.S., all the more reason to go abroad. Picture the opportunity to see the hauntingly beautiful Stonehenge, the otherworldly Moai of Easter Island, or even the majestic Machu Picchu! So strap on your whip, practice your best swashbuckling impersonation, and load up your iPod with John Williams's soundtrack to Indiana Jones. Create your own archaeological adventure abroad!

  • Program Types
    There are a variety of reputable archaeology programs abroad, some offering degrees, and others representing standard summer and exchange programs. Generally, the location and program type dictate the language used. If the program offers a degree and is in an English-speaking country, courses will be in English. Degree programs in non-English speaking countries tend to be in the native language. Regular study abroad programs run by universities and NGO's typically offer courses in either English or a combination of English and the native language. Similarly, depending on the program, package costs usually include tuition, airfare, some meals, and housing.

    Popular locations for such programs include the U.K., Greece, Italy, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Australia, Ghana, and South Africa, to name only a few. The Archaeological Institute of America and Archaeology Fieldwork also periodically post fieldwork programs abroad.

  • Popular Destinations

    Popular regions to study archaeology include Central and South America, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Italy, Greece, and China. In terms of degree programs, the U.K. stands out in research, with the University of Sheffield and the University of South Hampton representing some of the largest archaeology departments in the country.

    Israel also offers degree opportunities at Tel Aviv University and the University of Haifa. Similarly, Australia has several degree programs through Australian National University and Flinders University. In terms of study abroad programs, Italy, Greece, Spain, and the U.K. take center stage, with providers including API, CEA, and CIEE, as well as many programs run through U.S. based universities.

  • Costs & Funding

    There are myriad scholarships and funding opportunities for archaeology students. Here's just the beginning!

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  • Ghana Harbor
    USAC Study Abroad
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    Courses are offered in a long list of fields, predominantly nursing, arts, biological sciences and social sciences -- both...
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  • Study abroad in Tuscany, Italy with API
    API Study Abroad
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    API students have the opportunity to study at Lorenzo de' Medici - The Italian International Institute in Tuscania (LdM)....
    4 reviews
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  • Advanced Studies in England
    Come and spend a stimulating and challenging semester in the World Heritage city of Bath in south-west England. We offer a...
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  • IAU College
    The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, located in the beautiful old section of Aix-en-Provence, once a medieval...
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Arcadia Study Abroad
    Spend your summer uncovering the archaeology and history of Castiglione del Lago in this charming medieval town in Umbra....
  • LABA campus: the building with the green roof
    Dolomit
    Dolomit offers a summer school on the northern shore of Lake Garda, in the province of Trentino, Northeast Italy. Here the...
    1 reviews
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  • Explore Marburg, Germany with BCA
    BCA Study Abroad
    The BCA Marburg program offers two amazing locations in one program. Students start their program in the heart of Vienna...
  • Class at the Marble Stadium near CYA's Academic Center
    College Year in Athens
    CYA offers semester, year-long, and summer study abroad opportunities in a wide range of academic disciplines. From...
    3 reviews
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  • Institute for Field Research
    The Blackfriary Community Archaeology Project is a unique, hands-on opportunity for students to excavate the buried remains...
    2 reviews
  • BCA Programs available in Quito, Ecuador
    BCA Study Abroad
    Without a doubt Quito is one of the most amazing cities in the world, and a vibrant setting for BCA students. A long,...
    1 reviews
  • Institute for Field Research
    This field school is part of a larger research project that examines the archaeology of the 19th century prison on Spike...
    3 reviews
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  • Archaeologists at work in Northern Belize
    Maya Research Program
    The Maya Research Program is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501c3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic...
    4 reviews
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    University of Otago
    The University of Otago in Dunedin, is New Zealand's oldest university and is known for it's vibrant students life. Each...
    34 reviews
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  • Study Abroad in Rome, Italy with Loyola University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Spend a semester or academic year at Loyola University's John Felice Rome Center in Italy! Use your location as a crux for...
    10 reviews
    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
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    Institute for Cultural Ecology
    Intern abroad in India with the Institute of Cultural Ecology! I.C.E. offers internships in India in a variety of fields...