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
Location: Grosseto, Italy
Dates: 5/27 - 6/23/2018
Offered by UB's Department of Classics, the Monteverdi Archaeological Field School takes place in the heart of Tuscany (Italy) in the Commune of Civitella Paganico (Grosseto). The medieval village was founded in the 13th c. CE. The field school excavations focus on a late Etruscan-Republican sanctuary and related vicus as well as on a deserted medieval village, along the middle valley of the river Ombrone. These sites represent a unique occasion to investigate economies in transition and settlement patterns in the territory of south Etruria. Courses are aimed at students, early career scholars and those passionate about archaeology, classics, art history, anthropology and cultural heritage management. No prior experience is required.
Visit UB's Study
Abroad page for registration details.
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.
Employers outside colleges and universities are increasingly seeking out and hiring anthropology graduates for their skills in adapting to new environments and people, ability to analyze data and communicate clearly and effectively.
Begin preparing for your career today!