While we’ll teach you the nuts and bolts of your major, anthropology is best learned when you can get your hands dirty and explore what’s not found in textbooks.

Field Study & Study Abroad

Field study and study abroad opportunities are the best way for you to take what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to real-life situations. You can travel to historic parts of the Southwest, South Africa, and Romania. These trips are definitely a life-changing experience.

For a current list of field study opportunities we offer, please contact the department chair.

Study Abroad

Our Rinker Center for International Programs offers many options for studying abroad, from class trips led by professors to independent exchanges at foreign universities. These programs are open to all students, and they vary in length, location, and cost. Learn more.

Professional internships provide excellent opportunities to gain experience in your field, often while earning money, receiving credit, boosting your resume, and getting your foot in the door in our profession.

We’ll help you find a place that may interest you.

Internship Guidelines

If you're a current student planning to intern, please review our guidelines.

Anthropology Club

Anthropology Club is a group for students interested in lively discussion of topics in our field, hands-on activities, and social networking within the department. Activities range from movie nights to knitting workshops to field trips. Anthropology club also sponsors an annual student-run conference and sometimes a museum display. Learn more.

Lambda Alpha Anthropology National Honor Society

As a student in our department, you’re able to join the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society. The organization supports scholarship and research by acknowledging and honoring achievement among students in our field. Learn more.

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Student Activities

Find your unique place and voice at Ball State through about 400 student organizations that host hundreds of events all year long. Use our Benny Link online search tool to connect with an activity that’s right for you. Start searching.