Field Schools

Rutgers Anthropology Department Programs

Coordinator for Research, Internships, and Study Abroad (CRISA)
Professor Pilar Rau

Undergraduate Program Director (UPD)
Professor Rob Scott

Fez Ethnographic Field School Morocco

Next offered summer 2020, application deadline 3/1/20

field school trip

  • Explore how and why anthropological research is conducted in Morocco
  • Explore relationship between theory, methods, and findings, and practice research methods
  • Conduct short-term ethnographic research project


Primates, Ecology, and Conservation in Indonesia

Next offered summer 2020, application deadline 3/1/20

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  • Study sustainable approaches to forest, wildlife, and marine management
  • Collect data and samples on wild orangutans
  • Participate in field course with faculty and students from Universitas Nasional Jakarta (UNAS)


Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation in Kenya

Next offered summer 2020, application deadline 3/1/20



  • Study African wildlife and conservation
  • Work with resident experts across vast array of habitats and primate species
  • Explore debates around wildlife preservation in East Africa and emerging innovative solutions


For more information on studying abroad: Rutgers Study Abroad Office Information


Other Rutgers Programs

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.

Vacone 2019: Rutgers University Archaeological Field School in Italy

Turkana Basin Institute-Semester or summer Field School

Course matching has been confirmed for the following Rutgers courses:
Field Study in Archaeology (01:070:334)
Fieldwork in Paleoecology (01:070:351)
Practicum in Geoarchaeology (01:070:352)
Practicum in Vertebrate Paleontology (01:070:397)
Field Study in Paleoanthropology (01:070:398)
*There are no prerequisites for the above courses.

Tuanan Orangutan Research Program


For more information on studying abroad: Rutgers Study Abroad Office Information

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.
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

National Science Foundation (NSF) Programs: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Cultural Anthropology

Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
     Offers Belize anthropology field programs in summer

Summer Field School in Ethnographic Methods in New York City

Humanity in Action Fellowships

Research in Applied Anthropology-Gozo, scholarships available

Surfing & Sustainability: Political Ecology in Costa Rica

Ethnographic methods – Belize

Ethnographic methods - Guatemala

Ethnography and Geographic Information Systems – Arizona

Cultural heritage and preservation – Bulgaria


Olduvai Field School-Tanzania

Drimolen Cave Field School-South Africa

Koobi Fora Field School-Kenya


Poland Mortuary Field School-Poland

Ice Age Island-Jersey, United Kingdom

Haagerup Field School-Denmark

Mortuary archaeology – Poland


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