Experiential learning is the process through which students engage with anthropology outside of the classroom setting. By participating in experiential learning opportunities, students create community, gain practical skills, and participate in activities that enhance their undergraduate experience.
Whether they continue with anthropology or try something
entirely different, the anthropology department’s
experiential learning programs provide students with an excellent
basis to further their life opportunities outside of the university
Keep in mind that many internships and field schools have
application deadlines, so make sure to regularly check program
websites to plan your experience accordingly. To receive academic
credit, it is recommended you contact the Director of Undergraduate
Studies before participating in these activities.
Note: The University at Buffalo Department of Anthropology does not endorse or otherwise support the internships and field experiences available here. This list is provided for informational purposes only.
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APY 338 - Field Research
The Department of Anthropology offers a 6-week field school experience at active survey sites in the Buffalo region. Offered in conjunction with Archaeological Survey, students interested in pursuing a Cultural Resource Management (CRM) career are encouraged to participate to learn methods and practices of this field.
Take part in a study abroad experience to fully immerse yourself
in cross-cultural exchanges to prepare for the increasingly global
world. Visit the UB
Study Abroad webpage to find out which program is best suited
Study abroad courses are commonly graded S/U on the student’s record but major credit is earned. To earn major credit for your experience:
Location: Tarragona, Spain
Dates: Forthcoming in 2019
The department is excited to launch a new study abroad program,
"Cultural Heritage: From classic ruins to living
landscapes" in 2019. Students will travel to Tarragona, Spain
to engage with the historical, archaeological and cultural heritage
of this region. Learning experiences will consist of lectures,
guided field trips, visits to museums, and invited talks by local
officials, heritage practitioners and scholarly specialists.
Lectures will take place at the Catalan Institute of Classic
Archaeology (ICAC), located in the heart of Tarragona’s old
Did you discover a topic that piqued your interest during a course and you want to investigate it further? Conducting an independent study is a great opportunity to further delve into your interests while receiving guidance and mentorship from faculty.
Students receive academic credit for their research by registering for APY 499 Independent Study and Research.