Study Abroad Programs
In collaboration with the Office of International Programs, the College offers six Study Abroad Programs. Studying abroad may be a defining moment in your educational career and life. Study abroad allows you to explore other cultures, languages, cuisines, and potentially inspire you towards a new career path, while making new friends and experiencing the world.
Exploring Ancient Sicily at Palike'
Program Base: Catania Italy
(May 19 – June 22, 2013)
This program is built around field research at the archaeological site of Rocchicella di Mineo, ancient Palikè, and location of the most important sanctuary of Sicily's indigenous Sikel people. Students will study and assist in fieldwork at the site, which is managed by the Sicilian Regional government through the Archaeological Park of the Calatino, and they will take weekly excursions to important locations on the island, including the ancient cities of Syracuse and Agrigento, as well as the monumental Roman villa at Piazza Armerina. Experience in techniques of archaeological excavation, documentation and the restoration of recovered art and other finds is supplemented by lectures on aspects of Mediterranean history and cultural resource management. See flyer...
in Coastal Ecuador
Summer Term III (June 22 – August 4, 2013)
The FAU field school attracts a diverse student body from universities and colleges in the U.S., Europe and South America. The academic purpose of FAU’s field school is to train undergraduate and graduate students in archaeological and ethnographic methods. Students gain hands-on experience in anthropology through faculty-supervised research projects that are part of a research program that aims to understand the connections between the prehistoric past and present in terms of South American adaptations to coastal environments. The area of interest is the Pacific coast of Southern Manabí Province, Ecuador. The region is characterized by deep and shallow bays, alluvial valleys, and coastal mountains. Investigations focus on the systematic survey of alluvial valleys and on the excavation of coastal and inland sites. Over the past 15 years, FAU has participated in creating a research infrastructure that few other American universities have in the international arena. Over 200 students have been educated in this program, many of whom use this field program as their entry into the profession of anthropology. See flyer...
Ethnographic Fieldwork in Coastal Ecuador
Summer Term III (June 22 - August 4, 2013)
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn about village life in a coastal Ecuadorian village. The emphasis is on putting anthropological methods and theories into practice through participation in a supervised fieldwork setting. Participants have the latitude to focus their studies on topics that they find interesting in the field, although it is encouraged for students to find topics that are meaningful to the local community and their efforts and development. In past years, students have focused on some of the following topics and produced fine studies: women's roles, agriculture, fishing, young men's groups, education, health and disease, childbirth, evangelism, and masculinity. There is still plenty of work to accomplish on each of these and a wide array of topics that haven't yet been explored. Student participants come from diverse universities and backgrounds and have diverse interests. Some, but not all, are anthropology majors. Some speak Spanish well, while others struggle with speaking and comprehending. The most important qualities required are a willingness to place oneself in situations that demand concentration and alertness and a willingness to interact with others in new ways. See flyer..
Summer Term II ( May 26 – June 21, 2013)
This course explores the culture of past and present Berlin through its literature, urban sites and relevant cultural events and is recommended for students interested in German literature, culture and society. With Berlin as the classroom, students will have a first-hand experience of the city’s present day cultural life and simultaneously be able to explore the cultural commemoration of its past. See flyer...
Summer Term II (May 12 – June 22)
Students benefit from a project-based cultural studies approach that will enhance their Spanish language skills through a combination of tailored and intensive language and culture courses. Students will experience the Madrileño lifestyle while alternating excursions, courses, time spent with their host family, as well as time dedicated to individual assignments dealing with Spanish history, arts and culture. See flyer...
Summer Term II (May 11 – June 22)
Venice’s nicknames include “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Bridges”, and “The City of Light.” Spend your summer experiencing and living La Dolce Vita in one of Italy’s most famous cities. Tour some of the world’s most treasured sites outside of the tourist’s routes. Planned excursions include the Venetian Villas along the Brenta Canal by boat, the Dolomiti Mountains with a nature walk, and a boat tour of the Venetian lagoon. This program provides students with the opportunity to learn Italian language and culture through full immersion while discovering the monuments and artwork the city offers. Studying in Venice gives students a sensation of living in a place out of this world- no streets, no cars, no noise, only footsteps and water reflections in every corner. See flyer...
Arrangements for study abroad take time, the ideal time to study abroad is sophomore or junior year. Please plan to speak with an advisor within your program ahead of time to determine if the opportunity can apply to your academic program.
For more information about Study Abroad Programs at FAU, please visit the Office of International Programs.
To apply for a scholarship please go to the following link: Study Abroad Scholarship - Summer 2013