Study Away Opportunities
Vassar’s Junior Year Abroad (JYA) Program offers numerous opportunities for students to combine course work with home stays and independent field projects. Historically, many anthropology students take advantage of various School for International Training (SIT) programs because of their well-organized and extensive field work components. Vassar's International Programs Office keeps an extensive list of JYA programs similarly suited to undergraduate work in anthropology.
Anthropology majors have studied in Ghana, Madagascar, Nepal, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Germany, France, Russia, and Jamaica, on projects including performance and dance, folklore, language revitalization, social movements, ethnic relations, tourism, primate studies, museumology, and gender studies. Anthropology majors returning from JYA often use the experience as the basis for their senior seminar paper or senior thesis.