Field Schools

Field Schools in Anthropology

Coordinator for Research, Internships, and Study Abroad (CRISA)
Professor Pilar Rau
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Undergraduate Program Director (UPD)
Professor Rob Scott
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Rutgers Anthropology Department Programs

Morocco, France, Indonesia

Message from Rob Scott regarding 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.

Watch for more news about study abroad programs as travel begins to open up.  Bigel award funds may be used for the cost of any of these programs.

These are our programs:

Fez Morocco Ethnographic Field School
Learn ethnographic methods in historic Fez, Morocco.
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Paléontologie en France
Excavate fossils and learn French.
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Primates, Ecology, and Conservation in Indonesia
Study orangutans in the wild.
Contact: Dr. Vogel – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more: Rutgers Anthropology Department Programs

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.

Watch for more information as travel and field schools open up.

Read more: Other Rutgers Programs and Opportunities

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. Watch for more information as travel and field schools begin to open up.

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

Read more: Non-Rutgers Programs