Student Experiences

Valedictorians and Salutatorians were named

Four Valedictorians and six Salutatorians were named by the College this year.  They’re at the top of the class, Valedictorians earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average and Salutatorians ear no less than a 3.99 grade point average. Two of this highly accomplished group of students added anthropology to their studies.  The information in this post is from the article: "Four Valedictorians and Six Salutatorians Are Named"  published in June 08, 2018  by Charlotte Albright from Dartmouth News.

FSP in New Zealand – January 2018

The Department of Anthropology and the Program in Linguistics offer a joint foreign study program (FSP) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. It is the only off campus program in the South Pacific, and is held during winter term in Hanover, which is of course summer in New Zealand. Themed around an exploration of "Colonialism and its Legacies," the program offers students intensive introductions to anthropology of the region, and to Maori studies, the Maori being the indigenous people of New Zealand. 

For Watanabe's Students, New Zealand is Full of Lessons

A recent Dartmouth Now article takes us behind the scenes to meet the Dartmouth Anthropology professor who has spent four winters leading the Anthropology Department's Foreign Studies Program in New Zealand. Throughout the course of these four winters, Associate Professor of Anthropology John Watanabe has worked to "shepherd Dartmouth undergraduates through the cultural landscape of New Zealand."

Of his experience, Watanabe explains: "One of the things the students learn is that a place may not be as it seems. What initially appears familiar, with time may indeed seems strange."

To read the entire article, published on 6/24/14 by Dartmouth Now, click here.

To learn more about the Anthropology Department's Foreign Studies Program to New Zealand, click here.