Field schools are a classic means for students of anthropology to gain valuable experience in the field. Be sure to look into these programs well in advance of when you plan to participate, as registration deadlines are usually many months prior to program start dates.

For practical field experience, consider NAPA’s Occupational Therapy Field School in Guatemala. See the website at
http://napaotguatemala.org/


Listings of Cultural/Ethnographic Field Schools
AAA:    http://www.aaanet.org/profdev/fieldschools/
Notre Dame: http://anthropology.nd.edu/undergraduate-program/research-and-internships/field-research/cultural/
Colby College: http://www.colby.edu/anthro/studentopportunities/field-schools/


Listings of Archaeology/Paleontology Field Schools
Archaeological Institute of America: https://www.archaeological.org/fieldwork/afob
R. Joe’s Shovelbums:   www.shovelbums.org/
ShovelBum Index:    http://shovelbums.net/index.php/view-field-schools


Listings of Physical Anthropology Field Schools
Smithsonian Institution:    http://humanorigins.si.edu/education/students (scroll down page for links)
Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology:   http://www.capa-acap.net/resources/career-development/field-schools-research-opportunities


Individual Field Schools

Name/URL

 

Location(s) Date(s) Deadline(s) Notes
NAPA’s Occupational Therapy Field School
http://napaotguatemala.org/
Antigua, Guatemala

 

Early Summer Several weeks before session Ethnographic experience

Not running in 2016

NCSU Ethnographic Field School
http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/wallace/
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

 

Once a Summer Several weeks before session Ethnographic experience
Isla Mujeres Field School
http://www.anthrofieldschool.com/
Isla Mujeres, Yucatan, Mexico Summers, Winters

 

Variable Ethnographic experience, multiple sessions
Off the Beaten Track
http://anthropologyfieldschool.org/
Malta/Gozo Summers

 

Several weeks before session Individually tailored projects
IIRPS Athens
http://iirps-athens.org/
See other IIRPS programs at
http://iirps.org/iirps-prog.html
Athens Once a summer. 2016: June 26-July 7

 

May 1 Historical preservation
Center for Social Wellbeing: http://socialwellbeing.org/FieldSchool2003-1.htm

 

Peruvian Andes Summers, Winters
2016: Aug 1-21
Variable Qualitative methods, languages
OSEA-CITE field schools:
http://www.osea-cite.org/apply/
Yucatan Summers, Winters
2016: Aug 1-21
Several months before program 4 programs; ethnography, teach English, Maya immersion,  Spanish language

 

University of Arizona
http://anthropology.arizona.edu/field-schools
Several Continents Ongoing

 

Several months before program Reserve a space early
University of Massachusetts http://www.umass.edu/bioarchaeology/aboutfieldschool.html Massachusetts Summers

 

April 1 Bioarchaeology/forensics
Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
https://ccsa.cc/programs/summer/2016/belize-anthropology
Belize Summer
2016: May 31-June 29
April 15 Ethnographic experience