Study Abroad

UC San Diego Anthropology Field Schools (Summer 2017)

Field School in Peru 

ANAR 119S & ANAR 157S (optional)

Field School in the Mediterranean

ANAR 135S & ANTH 198 (optional)

Global Seminar in India

Professor Saiba Varma

Medical Anthropology and Global Health in South Asia (ANSC 190GS & ANSC 191GS)

Global Seminar in India

Professor Nancy Postero

Development, Human Rights, and Environmental Justice in India (ANSC 192GS & ANSC 193GS)


Other Options

Visit the UC San Diego Study Abroad website to find more study abroad opportunities.


Why study abroad?

  • Participated in a different educational system and gained a new cultural perspective
  • Increased your proficiency in another language
  • Improved your critical thinking skills
  • Expanded your worldview by experiencing another culture firsthand
  • Developed self-confidence and independence
  • Prepared for a career in an internationally competitive world
  • Enhanced résumés and/or applications for graduate school

Planning Recommendations

Step 1: Try an upper division Anthropology course out at UCSD before taking them abroad.

Step 2: Talk to an advisor to see if the abroad course can be counted for UC credit. Submit a course pre-auth request to waive course prerequisites if needed.

Step 3: Have an amazing time at your destination.

Step 4: Fill out an Undergraduate Student Petition form to receive UC credit for the course when you return once your grade has posted on your academic transcript.

NOTE: The Department ordinarily transfers no more than four upper-division courses toward the major, and two upper-division courses for the minor. Petitions for exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.


Past Field Schools

Peru - ANAR 119S with Professor Paul Goldstein

Chile Global Health Field School 2016 - ANSC 105S with Professor Paula Saravia

Egypt - ANAR 145S with Professor Geoffrey Braswell