Field Schools, usually held during the summer months, offer great opportunities to acquire practical experience with anthropological research methods through hands-on fieldwork. Schools usually focus on one of the main subdisciplines: Cultural, Archaeology, Physical/Biological. There are many, many field schools programs, located all around the globe. The following list is a small sample of what is out there. If a field school experience interests you, explore this list and consult your advisor for suggestions. Depending on the program, credit transfers may be possible. Field schools can be expensive but some offer scholarships and other sources of financial aid. In the summer of 2012, the Elfrieda Frank Scholarship program at Colby provided financial support for students wishing to enroll in archaeological field schools in the Americas. Check with the Department regarding information on the program for summer 2013.

Cultural Anthropology (some examples)

Archaeology

Physical/Biological Anthropology