Study Archaeology Abroad

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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 Antropología 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!

Photo credits: Jirka Matousek.

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 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.

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

Programs

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Ireland
CEA Study Abroad
Explore Ireland’s western coastline and learn what makes Galway the “cultural heart” of Ireland! Enjoy the thriving theater...
Spain
IES Abroad
There are a wide variety of courses available, primarily taught in English by our world-class faculty. When you arrive, you...
Australia
ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Study in Sydney, Australia with one of the 5 universities ISA partners with! Sydney is the oldest, largest and most iconic...
Fiji
AIFS Study Abroad
Earn up to 16 credits per semester through a wide variety of courses at Murdoch University in the beautiful coastal city of...
Italy
John Cabot University
Study abroad next spring, summer, or fall at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Enroll directly in an American university...
Ireland
CEA Study Abroad
Home to hundreds of U.S. corporations, Dublin is the perfect place to study or intern abroad. Its multicultural influence...
Italy
IES Abroad
This program’s core course, Presence of the Past, makes Siena and the Tuscan countryside your classroom through activities...
New Zealand
ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Come to Auckland, New Zealand for an amazing study abroad semester or academic year with ISA. There are two excellent choices...
England
AIFS Study Abroad
Earn up to 12 credits interning with a London-based company with the International Internship Program. Richmond combines an...
England
Oxford Royale Academy
Our Oxford Summer School is our longest running and most popular study option, with programmes guaranteed to pique the...
Italy
ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Roma, the Eternal City, the City of seven hills, Caput Mundi (head of the world): whatever you call it, one thing is for sure...
Greece
AIFS Study Abroad
Earn up to 15 credits in a wide variety of subjects studying at the American College of Greece in Athens. Students can take...
Spain
USAC
The San Sebastián program opens an academic window on the Spanish and Basque people, introducing you to the rich diversity of...
Greece
College Year in Athens (CYA)
CYA has offered study abroad programs in a wide range of academic disciplines for over 50 years. With supplemental activities...
Northern Ireland
IFSA/Alliance
IFSA welcomes students to study abroad in Northern Ireland next summer, semester, or academic year term! Students can choose...