Students majoring in anthropology are encouraged to consider an academic program abroad during their junior year. In the past, majors have spent a term or year in Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Keyna, Mexico, Nepal, Senegal and South Africa.
Students planning to spend the junior year abroad should take at least one but preferably two courses in anthropology during their sophomore year. Students should discuss their study abroad plans with advisers, particularly if they wish to do a special studies or senior thesis upon their return.
A wide variety of opportunities for study at other universities and in special programs—both in America and abroad—are available to anthropology students. These include:
- Smith College programs in Paris, Geneva, Florence and Hamburg.
- Programs operated by other institutions and affiliated with Smith.
- Programs operated by other institutions lacking in any formal affiliation with Smith.
- Student-designed programs approved by the Smith department. These projects usually include supervision from or residency at another university.