Pathways to Study Abroad in Cultural Anthropology

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Cultural Anthropology majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad, and many opportunities can complement studies in Anthropology. Because of the flexibility and breadth in the Cultural Anthropology program, study abroad can fit into the program and the Undergraduate Curriculum requirements.

Drawing upon the strength of Arcadia’s College of Global Studies, Cultural Anthropology majors have the opportunity to study at universities around the world, including in Australia, China, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, and Spain, as well as other locations. A study abroad experience is invaluable for Cultural Anthropology majors as they become ethnographically immersed in a different cultural situation, and benefit from taking courses that reflect different perspectives on anthropology from their host university. Many students use their study abroad courses to explore ethnographic perspectives on cultural issues that are particular to that area of the world resulting in their senior theses projects.

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisers to discuss their career interests and goals. It is important to have this discussion and formulate a plan early so that the international program is integrated with required and elective courses for the major.  Cultural Anthropology majors typically study abroad during their sophomore or junior years because of the senior-year focus on research and thesis. Depending on whether a student studies aboard for a year of a semester, he or she will select a courses that substitutes for major requirements and electives. Studying abroad can provide students with the opportunity to take a course that is not available at Arcadia University.

Visit the University’s website for Pathways to Study Abroad ( Since it is important that students plan ahead for study abroad, they should consult with their advisers as soon as possible and make their intentions known to the Program Director and the Associate Dean of International Affairs.

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