Students Explore the World During Field Academy

Ross students have almost completed their courses for Field Academy, a three-week period of intensive study and exploration. Read on to find out what some of our students have been doing across the globe.

Students in Morocco experienced an intersection of modern and ancient cultures. The city is still heavily influenced by its history, which dates back to the 13th century, and yet it has earned the distinction of being one of North Africa’s most modern regions. Students enjoyed photographing Berber tribe members and learning about their lifestyles.

Students on the Western Europe Field Study visited Atapuerca, one of the most significant sites in human history. It was there that scientists discovered the jawbone, tip of the left pinkie finger, and humerus bones of a 25-year-old female of an undiscovered species. Students had the opportunity to don helmets and tour the site, learning more about the location’s history and geology.

In Fiji, students worked in Soso village to install new bathrooms in a local school. Following the completion of their service project, the community held an elaborate ceremony of thanks, which was attended by the island’s chief, Ratu Titone Vuluma.

In Oman, students spent days exploring Nizwa, the former capital of the country. Nizwa and its surrounding areas are home to artifacts from civilizations dating back more than 5,000 years. Students visited the Wadi Al Ayn tombs, which show evidence of the Magan civilization from 5,000 years ago, as well as Bahla, the location where Omanis believe the superstitious force of Djinn is located.

Follow our students on their travels via the Field Academy 2017 blogs.