Field Schools

Nepal

Nepal

Anthropology Term Abroad in Nepal – Winter Semester 2016 Faculty Organizer: Jeff Witsoe (Anthropology); witsoej@union.edu In winter term of 2016, Prof. Witsoe will lead an anthropology term abroad in Nepal, the Himalayan kingdom that is now a transitional democracy.  The term is open to students of all majors. The term will introduce students to the process of doing anthropological research, and the cultures of the Himalayas, as well as giving students hands-on experience in international or local NGOs, schools and community-based development projects. Students will get three anthropology...

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Fiji

Fiji

Anthropology Term Abroad in Fiji – Fall term odd numbered years Faculty Organizer: Karen Brison (Anthropology); brisonk@union.edu X6673 In fall of odd numbered years, Prof. Brison will take ten students to the Pacific Island nation of Fiji. The term is open to students of all majors. The term will introduce students to the process of doing anthropological research, and the cultures of Pacific Islands, as well as giving them a hands-on experience in schools. Fiji, as a developing Pacific Island country, offers a strong local cultural setting while at the same time giving ample material...

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Tanzania

Tanzania

In Winter 2012 the anthropology department offered a term abroad in Tanzania. The East African nation of Tanzania has long been famous for both its rich cultural heritage and its iconic natural wonders like the Serengeti plains, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Mt. Kilimanjaro. In this program, students explore the ways that culture and nature are connected, by studying cultural ecology and economic development in the heart of Tanzania’s booming international tourism scene. The program is based in Moshi, a pleasant town of about 150,000, located at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, in a region of...

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Palau

Palau

Anthropology Term Abroad in Palau – Alternate destination for Fiji term abroad Faculty Organizer: Karen Brison (Anthropology); brisonk@union.edu X6673 Occasionally, the anthropology term abroad usually held in Fiji will relocate to another Pacific society, Palau, Micronesia. The term is open to students of all majors. The term will introduce students to the process of doing anthropological research, and the cultures of Pacific Islands, as well as giving students hands-on experience in local organizations such as museums, cultural preservation societies, and schools. There are no...

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