College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Field School Information

Bioarcaeological Field School Experience 2020

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For more information please see their website 

Spring Break Field Course - March 19-28, 2020

United States / Mexico Border

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Looking for a transformative experience through which to understand the challenges of immigration and borders?

During spring break 2020, the 5-cr Field Course in Ethnography (Anth 473) offers 10 days of direct experience in applied anthropology and humanitarianism in the Sonora desert spanning Mexico and the United States.  Students will work alongside volunteers of No More Deaths (NMD), a notable humanitarian organization in Tucson, Arizona, while learning about the realities of cross border movements and human rights. Development of qualitative, ethical and advocacy skills will precede & follow our fieldwork.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE with NMD is January 24 – please act promptly!

Information Sessions: 3pm Tues 1/14  &  4pm Wed 1/15, in AH322

Contact Professor James Loucky, 360-650-3615


Interns Needed

Looking for a summer fieldwork opportunity? TwispWorks in the Methow Valley is looking for students to help conduct fieldwork in the Methow Valley (dates can be flexible). Fieldwork includes interviews, door-to-door surveys, sampling and possible help with documentary film. Lodging and meals provided.

Please contact
Julie Tate-Libbey

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Blackfriary Archaeology Field School

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Institute for Village Studies

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learn from indigenous communities in thailand. sustainability. community. culture.

learn about global health and community in rwanda. global health. community building. girls education.

Online/Field School Irish Archaeology

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ACMS Mongolia Field School 2019

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The first annual interdisciplinary Mongolia Field School hosted by the American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) will be held from July 29-August 16, 2019 in Ulaanbaatar and field sites near Lake Hovsgol in northern Mongolia. The Field School is open to all participants, including undergraduate and graduate students, teachers at all levels and life-long learners interested in academic studies and research that explore Mongolia's unique history, culture and contemporary issues.

The Mongolia Field School highlights three potential concentration topics, including public archeology, migration studies and renewable energy, and all participants will have the opportunity to learn field research techniques and conduct self-selected research projects. Previous experience in Mongolia or with field studies is not required. The priority deadline for applications is February 15, 2019, and the final program application deadline is April 30, 2019.

The Mongolia Field School will begin and end in Ulaanbaatar with an orientation course, Modern Mongolia: History, Culture and Society in a Changing World, that will include lectures by Mongolian and international experts and visits to local museums and sites of interest. All Field School participants will be able to experience the best of Mongolian culture, including a visit to Hustai National Park to see the famous Takhi (Przewalski) native horses, horse riding and staying in traditional nomadic tents (gers).

After the orientation, participants will join faculty led teams focusing on one of three concentration areas, which will take place in both the capital city and rural regions of Mongolia, utilizing the main field camp at Hatgal, near Lake Hovsgol.

  • Northern Mongolia Salvage Archaeology and Public Engagement led by Dr. Julia Clark of NOMAD Science.
  • Migrants, Migration and Contemporary Livelihoods in Mongolia led by Dr. Holly Barcus of Macalester College.
  • Mongolia’s Energy Transition led by Dr. Darrin Magee of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Dr. Charles Krusekopf of Royal Roads University.

Tuition for the program is $2,900 for all participants, which will cover all program costs in Mongolia, including meals, housing, transportation, instruction and site visits.  A significant number of scholarships of up to $3,500 are available based on merit and need through the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation.

Additional information on the program, fellowship awards and application process is available at:

Please address program questions to:
More information on the American Center for Mongolian Studies is available at


2019/20 Wildlands Studies Field School

Australia: Tropical Ecosystems April 8 – May 22, 2019
Amazing wildlife: Sea turtles, kangaroos, crocodiles, koalas, cassowaries
Field research skills: Species identification, marine taxonomy, surveying techniques
Incredible environments: Great Barrier Reef, tropical rainforests, coastlines, grasslands

South Africa: Oceans and Wildlife April 8 – May 22, 2019
Amazing wildlife: Lion, rhino, zebras, giraffes, elephants, humpback whales, dolphins
Field research skills: Camera traps, marine mammal surveys, species identification
Incredible environments: Marine ecosystems, coastlines African plains, grasslands

Remember, not all classrooms have four walls. Spend the spring term sleeping in your tent while studying in South Africa or Australia and earning academic credit! Use the break to look over the details of each program and secure your spot by applying at:

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We invite students to check out all our programs at Wildlands Studies.


WWU Field Program
Village Studies - Winter 2019

Earn 15 WWU Credits in Thailand

  • Explore issues of sustainability, indigenous knowledge and social justice in Thailand
  • Work with grassroots organizations on community development projects
  • Learn about sustainable fishing and conservation with the Moklen, one of the few remaining sea nomads
  • Visit the jungles of Kui Buri National Park, home to over 300 wild elephants

Financial Aid available

  • Cost: $8,049 est.
  • Includes 15 WWU credits, airfare, lodging, meals, transportation, etc.
  • Contact us to learn more about financial aid, funding and scholarships

For More Information

  • Contact Alex Martin,

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Past Opportunities:

Off the Beaten Track Field School - Summer 2018

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click on the flyer to get a downloadable PDF, click on the title to go to Off the Beaten Track's website.

2018 WWU Archaeological Summer Field School

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Wildland Studies Field School

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2018 Barkley Sound Summer Field School

Please follow link for more information and how to apply:

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Off the Beaten Track Field School

information about Off the Beaten Track Field School

Faculty Led Global Learning Program

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Wild Rockies Field Institute

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Archaeological Field School Miloli'i State Park, Hawaii

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Summer 2016 Red Fish School of Change

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Northwest Connections Field Programs

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Summer Field School 2016

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