Field Schools

Rutgers Anthropology Department Programs

Coordinator for Research, Internships, and Study Abroad (CRISA)
Professor Pilar Rau
pkr28@anthropology.rutgers.edu

Undergraduate Program Director (UPD)
Professor Rob Scott
robertsc@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

 

Rutgers Anthropology Department Field Schools
Other Rutgers Programs
Non-Rutgers Programs

 

This summer – Morocco, France, Indonesia

Message from Rob Scott regarding summer 2020 Field Schools:
Dear Students,

A principal initiative of the Anthropology Department is to offer Study Abroad opportunities for students. These are potentially life-changing experiences and are an opportunity to do a bit of field work and learn outside of our traditional classrooms. Please read on and spread the word to other students about our programs.

This year we are hoping to offer three study abroad programs, two that we have offered before and one new program. I would like to encourage you all to consider applying. Each program is worth six-credits. Regular summer tuition for six-credits is come to $2,364. The program fee for each program covers all tuition.
These are our programs:

Fez Morocco Ethnographic Field School
Learn ethnographic methods in historic Fez, Morocco.
https://global.rutgers.edu/program-search/details/summer-rutgers-fez-morocco-ethnographic-field-school
June 16 to July 21, 2020
Program fee: WAS $3,290 - NOW REDUCED to $2910.00 plus airfare - applications open through March 15, 2020
This covers lodging and most food. The main additional cost is airfare. Up to $1,250 can be applied for from the Bigel Fund towards the cost of any program. Students eligible for a Pell Grant should check into the Gilman Scholarship.
Contact: Dr. Schulthies - bls125@anthropology.rutgers.edu
  pdf Flyer (1.63 MB)

 

Paléontologie en France
Excavate fossils and learn French.
https://global.rutgers.edu/program-search/details/summer-rutgers-paleontologie-en-france
May 18 to June 22, 2020
Program fee: Estimated at $4,590. This covers lodging and most food. The main additional cost is airfare. Up to $1,250 can be applied for from the Bigel Fund towards the cost of any program. Students eligible for a Pell Grant should check into the Gilman Scholarship.
Contact: Dr. Scott – robertsc@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
  pdf Flyer (1.27 MB)

 

Primates, Ecology, and Conservation in Indonesia
Study orangutans in the wild.
https://global.rutgers.edu/program-search/details/summer-rutgers-primates-ecology-and-conservation-indonesia
June 24-July 17, 2020
Program fee: Currently $5,210. This covers lodging and most food. The main additional cost is airfare. Up to $1,250 can be applied for from the Bigel Fund towards the cost of any program. Students eligible for a Pell Grant should check into the Gilman Scholarship.|
Contact: Dr. Vogel – erin.vogel@rutgers.edu
  pdf Flyer (1.26 MB)

 None of these programs run without enough student interest so please spread the word!


MORE ON FIELD SCHOOLS BELOW 

Fez Ethnographic Field School Morocco

Next offered summer 2020, application deadline 3/1/20

field school trip

  • Explore how and why anthropological research is conducted in Morocco
  • Explore relationship between theory, methods, and findings, and practice research methods
  • Conduct short-term ethnographic research project

 

Primates, Ecology, and Conservation in Indonesia

Next offered summer 2020, application deadline 3/1/20

IndonesiaFieldSchool IndonesiaFieldSchool2

 

  • Study sustainable approaches to forest, wildlife, and marine management
  • Collect data and samples on wild orangutans
  • Participate in field course with faculty and students from Universitas Nasional Jakarta (UNAS)

 

Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation in Kenya

Next offered summer 2020, application deadline 3/1/20

KenyaFieldSchool 

 

  • Study African wildlife and conservation
  • Work with resident experts across vast array of habitats and primate species
  • Explore debates around wildlife preservation in East Africa and emerging innovative solutions

 

For more information on studying abroad: Rutgers Study Abroad Office Information

 

Other Rutgers Programs and Opportunities

For Rutgers-run programs, you need not present the UPD with syllabi, but you should see him or her before enrolling to ensure that the credits granted will fulfill your outstanding requirements.

Vacone 2019: Rutgers University Archaeological Field School in Italy

Turkana Basin Institute-Semester or summer Field School

Course matching has been confirmed for the following Rutgers courses:
Field Study in Archaeology (01:070:334)
Fieldwork in Paleoecology (01:070:351)
Practicum in Geoarchaeology (01:070:352)
Practicum in Vertebrate Paleontology (01:070:397)
Field Study in Paleoanthropology (01:070:398)
*There are no prerequisites for the above courses.

Tuanan Orangutan Research Program

 

Rutgers Global
https://global.rutgers.edu/study-abroad

Rutgers Distinguished Fellowships
https://nbprovost.rutgers.edu/fellowships

Check data base and meet with officer to seek fellowships/funding for international internships, study abroad, etc.

For more information on studying abroad: Rutgers Study Abroad Office Information

Non-Rutgers Programs

Contingent upon the approval of the undergraduate program director (UPD), a student may apply any field school towards his or her Anthropology major or minor.
PLEASE NOTE: Course credit is not automatic but can be arranged in many cases.
To obtain credit for non-Rutgers field schools or internships offered by accredited universities, please present the syllabus for a proposed field school to the Undergraduate Director, requesting transfer credit pre-approval.  For field schools or internships not offered by accredited universities, the work can be done as an independent study. To set this up:

  • Once you are accepted into a field school program, ask an Anthropology Department faculty member to serve as advisor.  Required independent study work might include additional meetings or assignments, at discretion of advisor.
  • Ask your advisor to contact the Undergraduate Assistant for a special permission number for 01:070:495
  • Register for 01:070:495

National Science Foundation (NSF) Programs: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

American Anthropological Association – Field School Opportunities
https://www.americananthro.org/LearnAndTeach/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=1907

National Primate Center – scroll down to field schools
http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/jobs/list/avail

Shared Programs Abroad – Big Ten Alliance
https://www.btaa.org/resources-for/students/spa/introduction

Big Ten Alliance Course Share - Less Commonly Taught Languages)
https://www.btaa.org/resources-for/students/language-study/home

Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology
http://www.osea-cite.org/

 

Cultural Anthropology

Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
     Offers Belize anthropology field programs in summer

Summer Field School in Ethnographic Methods in New York City

Humanity in Action Fellowships

Research in Applied Anthropology-Gozo, scholarships available

Surfing & Sustainability: Political Ecology in Costa Rica

Ethnographic methods – Belize

Ethnographic methods - Guatemala

Ethnography and Geographic Information Systems – Arizona

Cultural heritage and preservation – Bulgaria

Palaeoanthropology

Olduvai Field School-Tanzania

Drimolen Cave Field School-South Africa

Koobi Fora Field School-Kenya

Archaeology

Poland Mortuary Field School-Poland

Ice Age Island-Jersey, United Kingdom

Haagerup Field School-Denmark

Mortuary archaeology – Poland

 

CLICK HERE for Internship Information