If you are an anthropology or archaeology major, you have probably debated whether or not you should try to participate in a field school. This past summer I was lucky enough to participate in a field school through my university. Field schools can provide a lot of benefits, such as the opportunity to gain resume-boosting experience in the field. But they are also a significant investment of time and money. This article will follow my experience to help you decide if a field school is right for you.