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Archaeology and Volunteer Work Abroad

Stone structure on an Archaeology project overseas with Projects Abroad
  • Role: Assist archaeologists with digs and other activities to preserve local history and culture.
  • Requirements: None
Project Info

One of the best ways to get in touch with a country and its people is by understanding its past. Volunteering abroad on one of our archaeology projects in Romania or Peru is a great way to discover their rich histories.

You can choose to spend time in either Romania excavating ruins in the thrilling region of Transylvania or in Peru uncovering the rich past of the Inca Empire. You don’t need any previous archaeological experience to join one of the digs. Romania and Peru offer magnificent sights for anyone interested in archaeology and history and will be a great adventure for volunteers from all backgrounds!

Archaeological Projects Abroad

Volunteers on an Archaeology Project inspect an artifact found in their dig overseas

Classical & Medieval Archaeology in Romania 

In Romania, volunteers are based in various locations, including the ancient city of Brasov. Volunteers work with Romania's Museum of History where they investigate ancient Dacia and the medieval environs of Transylvania. By taking part in volunteer archaeological work in Romania, you will gain hands on experience and learn many practical skills relevant within the field. Volunteers work on excavation and restoration sites in the region around the city. At the beautiful sites of Deva, Sarmizegetusa Cluj, and Alba Museums, volunteers dig, clean and reconstruct pottery-pieces, tools or other items that have been found there.

Incan & Wari Archaeology Projects in Peru 

Our Incan & Wari Archaeology Project is a great choice if you are interested in both archaeology and the history of the Inca civilization – and if you don't mind getting your hands dirty! While living the lifestyle of the local Peruvian people, you can gain hands on experience in a range of archaeological and historically related work as well as help with local community projects.

International Fieldwork in Archaeology

Working on an Archaeological Project can be physically demanding and hard work. Being able to take part first hand in an exciting project will be something you’re bound to never forget. As you’re discovering new historical objects in Transylvania or the Sacred Valley, you can be sure an archaeological project abroad will full of new experiences!

Group Archaeology Projects for High School Students

For teen volunteers, Archaeology Projects are available as Archaeology High School Special programs. High School Specials are designed for volunteers aged 16-19 to join a group of their peers working together under the guidance of our local staff.

Volunteering Abroad as a Professional on a Archaeology Project

If you are a professional and want to put your skills to use on a Archaeology Project, Projects Abroad offers programs for qualified and experienced volunteers. Our main focus is to match your skills with our partner organizations' needs. Please visit the Archaeology Projects for Professionals section for more information.

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