Study Abroad | Department of Anthropology | The University of Vermont(title)

Study abroad opportunities provide you with the opportunity to move from learning about the world to learning in the world. With the right program, you can gain invaluable cross-cultural and field research experiences that will enhance your studies, career prospects, and outlook on life.

Recent anthropology research involving students includes the study of prehistoric archaeological collections in the Caribbean, a study of artifacts from the American Southwest and Vermont, osteological analysis of human remains from South America, and linguistic anthropological analyses in Ukraine.

For specific questions about study abroad and anthropology, students can seek out their advisor and/or Prof. Luis Vivanco, Department of Anthropology Study Abroad Coordinator (

Making International Connections


As the first recipient of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) Summer Internship, Siera Carusone ’18 spent the summer before her senior year in Kigali, Rwanda, sponsored by Partners in Health. An anthropology major with a focus on global health, she assisted UGHE faculty with curriculum delivery.

“I always wanted to be a doctor, but eventually I decided the pre-med track didn’t offer enough of what I wanted to do in a clinical practice,” Carusone explains. “The focus in global health, in anthropology really spoke to my interest in using systematic approaches to improve health outcomes abroad.”


Fulbright Leads to Teaching Assignment in Cyprus


Tasha Kramer-Melnick, of Hinesberg, Vermont, graduated in 2015 from UVM with a major in anthropology and a minor in studio art. She spent the 2015-16 academic year teaching English in Cyprus thanks to a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. “I had just fallen in love with my new home in Los Angeles,” she says, when the Fulbright award email arrived. But the decision to accept was an easy one, she says, “especially against the backdrop of appreciation for all the incredible people that supported me through the application process.”