Anthropology and Sociology



Whether it's interning in London, studying in Spain or doing research in Germany, most Hobart and William Smith students will have had some kind of international learning experience before they graduate.

With some planning, anthropology and sociology majors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. While the Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, faculty from the anthropology and sociology department sponsor programs in Wales and South Africa.

Carmarthen, Wales

As part of the Wales program, students will live and take classes alongside Welsh and international classmates. To facilitate engagement with the local community, all students must participate in an academic or extracurricular immersion experience; this may inclue a credit-bearing internship, a school practicum, or a service-learning project.

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

As part of the South Africa program, students will reside and attend classes at the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), located in the suburban neighborhood of Scottsville, about a 20-minute walk from city center. Students who are interested in service-learning can readily find opportunities to work alongside South African peers to assist local community-based organizations.



At HWS, students have the freedom to study at any of our Global Education destinations.

The featured abroad programs are recommended by the Anthropology and Sociology department based on content of the curricula.


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