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Colonial Frontiers – New York and French Canada

Program Details

The trip focuses on the ethnohistory and colonial history of the Northeast and Canada in the early colonial period from first Native American-European contact through the American Revolution, highlighting the multicultural aspects of the New York frontier in the interplay between Iroquoian cultures with French, Dutch, English and American societies in the context of trade, conflict, and imperial rivalries.

Selection Criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a high school graduate or above.
  • Read, speak, and understand English.
  • Provide documentation of sufficiently good enough health to travel and participate in a two-week study program.
  • Students who have not completed any course credits in anthropology prior to the trip must enroll in the lower division course ANTH 2950.


  • New York State
  • Ontario
  • Quebec

Program Dates:

April 29, 2018 – May 12, 2018


$1,999.00 (Airfare NOT Included)

Suggested Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit: $500
  • Jan. 8, 2018: $350
  • Feb. 5, 2018: $350
  • March 5, 2018: $350
  • April 2, 2018: $350
  • April 13, 2018: $99

Must be paid in full by April 28, 2018

Deposit: $500 dollars will need to be paid when you hand in your application.

All payments must be made through the Hurst Center, NOT at the main cashier's office. Payment can be made in person, or over the phone at (801) 626-6600. The Hurst Center is located on the south side of campus next to the Alumni Center.

Includes: room and board, domestic transportation, and some meals.

Not included: airfare, passport, incidentals, excess baggage costs, any unscheduled travel, and all meals.


Please attend the pre-departure meetings!

April 29: Departure
April 30: Fort Niagra Park, Fort George National Historic Site, Butler's Barracks National Historic Site, Niagra-on-the-Lake
May 1: Genesee Country Village & Museum, Ganondagan State Historic Site, Women's Rights National Historical Park
May 2: Erie Canal Museum, Fort Stanwix National Monument, Oriskany Battlefield, For Klock Restoration
May 3: Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine, Johnson Hall State Historic Site
May 4: New York State Museum, New Netherland Institute
May 5: Saratoga National Historical Park, Fort Ticonderoga
May 6: The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, Château Ramezay
May 7: Olana State Historic Site Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historical Site
May 8: West Point Museum, Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow
May 9: New York Historic Society, Tenement Museum
May 10: Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, Statue of Liberty
May 11: Free Day
May 12: Return

Academic Courses

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to three (3) semester credits through Weber State University in ANTH 2950; ANTH 4950; HIST 4710

Program Directors

Dr. Mark A. Stevenson and Dr. Eric G. Swedin

Trip Cancellations

If the trip is canceled, all participants will be refunded. Any refunds for withdrawals from the program will be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the recoverability of incurred costs and fees and according to the Continuing Education Policy. Once the group leaves all costs are non-refundable in their entirety. Dates & process may change. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of any such changes by staying in contact with the program director.

Any questions feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8155 or by calling the Continuing Education Office at (801) 626-6600.