Many anthropologists got their start from study-abroad programs--studying abroad can shape academic study, career choices, and be a life-changing experience. A variety of short-term, study, and immersion experiences are available.
Professor Connie Anderson directs one of Hartwick's most successful and longest-running J-Term study-abroad experiences, her famous trip to South Africa. As students write:
- "Only in an off-campus class can one be blessed by a witch doctor, learn about Zululand while actually visiting it and look at cave paintings in the village of Matatalie."
- "Seeing and learning about a new culture, I gained knowledge about myself."
- "Through interacting with people, talking to people in the rural villages and townships, I developed a better understanding of South African society."
- "The friends we made and the memories with which we returned will endure a lifetime."
Photo: Hartwick students dancing with school children in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Emerson & Duffy International Scholarships
Anthropology students have had high rates of success obtaining these unique funding opportunities from the Duffy Family Ambassador Fund and the Emerson International Internship Scholarship to do research or an internship abroad. Working with a faculty advisor to design a project and then carrying it out can be one of the highlights of a Hartwick education. For more information see the Emerson & Duffy International Scholarships page.
Semester or year-long immersion programs
Individually-tailored programs are available for a semester or year-abroad. Please contact anthropology faculty for more details.