Whenever possible, our students are strongly encouraged to enrich their growing anthropological knowledge by participating in study abroad and internship programs, to apply to one of the College's certificate programs such as museum studies, or to obtain a certificate from one of the interdisciplinary centers.
Depending on their particular interests, former and current students have completed semester-long academic programs in Ghana, Benin, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Nepal, Bali, Samoa, Mexico (including SATA Mexico), Peru, Ecuador, India, Mongolia, China, and Vietnam, and a course-related TRIP to France, among others.
Professor of ethnobotany Manuel Lizarralde conducted SATA Peru 2007. He and a group of 10 students explored the country's indigenous people and ethnobotanical wealth in and around Cusco, Peru, during the fall 2007 semester.
Students are also encouraged to participate in a variety of summer fieldwork programs run by a variety of colleges and universities in the United States. A number of anthropology majors have also gone on to complete a year-long period of cross-cultural study after graduation. (See the section on Scholarships & Fellowships).
The department of anthropology also enjoys a working and teaching relationship with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in nearby Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Learn more about Connecticut College's global focus and study-away programs.
Chair: Jeffrey Cole, Professor
Assistant: Nancy Lewandowski
Department of Anthropology
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320-4196