American Indian Studies is dedicated to advancing awareness and understanding of histories, cultures, arts, languages, literatures, philosophies, religions, economies, politics, and legal status of the native peoples of the US and Canada; however, we encourage our students to draw from the experiences of indigenous peoples from other parts of the world. Given the diverse nature of our department's majors, many options are available to you.
You can study global indigenous communities if you visit Australia, New Zealand, or Latin America; or you can take part in the National Student Exchange to engage with our American Indian communities. The most important fact is that learning abroad can help you compare, contrast, and make connections between indigenous peoples in a domestic or global setting.
You can find general learning abroad information at the Learning Abroad Center, including:
- Available programs
- Advising services
- Financial aid and scholarships
- Policies and procedures
- Application materials
If you are interested in learning abroad for American Indian Studies majors and minors specifically, see the American Indian Studies Major Advising Page for more information.
You want to plan ahead and meet with an advisor in the Learning Abroad Center early in the process. You should also meet with the American Indian Studies Department to discuss your learning abroad ideas.
Planning and systematic consultation with advisors in the Learning Abroad Center and the department are key to assuring you:
- Find the program that's right for you.
- Meet your application and/or scholarship deadlines.
- Apply appropriate courses taken abroad to your major/minor and/or Liberal Education requirements.