Stanford University

Field Schools

Summer field schools are an opportunity to work under a Stanford faculty member on an archaeological dig.

Stanford undergraduates who are interested in archaeology have a unique opportunity to participate in summer field schools. Each of our field schools is part of one of our faculty members' ongoing research projects, and is a deep dive into the realities and complexities of archaeological fieldwork. 

Field schools take place over 4-6 weeks of summer quarter (depending on the project), and are not offered for credit. Application deadlines vary by field school.  


Undergraduates from all majors are encouraged to apply. Acceptance to field schools comes with 100% funding for all eligible expenses (includes flights, required certifications, room and board, and materials used on site).

Field schools are open to all undergraduates except graduating seniors. Specific requirements vary by field school; for more information, please check out this year's opportunities below! 


Field school applications are closed for summer 2019. Please check back next fall for information on 2020 opportunities!