Social Sciences

Study Abroad

The Department of Social Sciences offers undergraduate students diverse opportunities for real-world archaeological fieldwork and research, international experience, and professional development.

Ready to take your education abroad? Consider our study abroad program. Study abroad varies from one semester to one year in length. The benefits of international study and travel include intercultural awareness, sensitivity, and communication skills, as well as exposure to different cultures, perspectives, and geographic regions.

Don't miss these unique opportunities to study abroad, build international relationships, and gain valuable experience.

Accra, Ghana

Women walking on a beach in Ghana during dusk

Ghana is colorful and diverse: from its landscapes and people, down to the colorful textiles and patterns you will see in the market or in people’s clothing. The faculty-led summer program is ideal for students who wish to combine an academic perspective of Ghanaian culture with field trips and tours that provide a unique opportunity to visit Ghana’s most important historical landmarks and rich cultural environment. 

Athens, Greece

Temple of Hephaestus, Greece

Discover why legend and reality mix. Greece: Histories, Heroes, and Heroines is a new faculty-led study abroad program. In Track A we will spend four weeks exploring the fabled land, studying myth, art, history and archaeology. All classes are either Goal 8 or HASS and even better are offered in by the “wine dark seas” (Homer) of Greece. Join us as we learn about Greek culture and for a swim in the Mediterranean!

Cumbria, England

Building in London.

This five-week Michigan Tech faculty-led study abroad summer program takes place in Carlisle, England at the University of Cumbria from July to August.

Students and staff explore northern England and southern Scotland, through a mix of course options, field trips, and site visits. 

Monteverde, Costa Rica

Scenic view of the mountains and jungle in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is a world leader in land protection, biodiversity, ecotourism, and reforestation while also experiencing profound social and economic development over the past several decades. It is an ideal place for students to learn about sustainability in practice, rural community development, and population pressures related to urbanization and migration. Students will also learn Spanish, live in a cloud rainforest, and participate in daily community life.