Off-Campus Studies

Luther’s academic program stresses education beyond the classroom walls and encourages students to engage in real-world learning in order to test their career goals and gain valuable professional experience. Two important forms of experiential learning are off-campus study and internships.

Off-Campus Study

Luther College anthropology students enjoy a wide array of options for studying off campus in international and domestic settings. Many of these experiential learning programs offer the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real-world situations. Other valuable features of study abroad programs in particular are learning through cultural immersion, prolonged exposure to another language, and the opportunity to engage in sustained reflection on one’s own culture and value system.

Recent off-campus programs taught by Luther faculty:

  • January 2013: South Africa: Culture and Healing (South Africa)
  • Summer 2012: Field Methods in Archaeology (Northeast Iowa)
  • January 2012: Anthropology in East Africa: Culture Change Among the Maasai (Tanzania)

Future off-campus study opportunities:

  • January 2014: People and Parks: Pastoralism and Conservation in East Africa (Tanzania)
  • Summer 2014: Field Methods in Archaeology (Northeast Iowa)
  • January 2015: The Price of Progress: Sustainability and the Fate of Indigenous Peoples in the Andes (Chile)


Other semester, yearlong, January Term, and summer programs in the US and abroad are offered by Luther College, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, and third-party providers. For more information contact the Center for Global Learning.