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The country of Belize (formerly British Honduras) is currently a top tourist destination for North Americans, and is consistently ranked as one of the top destinations for “Adventure Tourism.” The draw of the country includes its many Maya archaeological sites, seemingly pristine jungle environments, beach and caye locales, and the official English language.
The Maya Archaeology in Belize Field Program represents an excellent opportunity for archaeology and anthropology students to develop or extend their field experience through practice in archaeological field techniques within a working archaeological site. Students will be integrated into the on-going research of the Stann Creek Regional Archaeology Project (SCRAP); a unique chance to meet and work alongside associated investigators while experiencing a Maya site before large-scale excavations and restoration have taken place. Along with instruction and practice in field procedures and techniques, this program will involve in-field lectures and field trips to Maya archaeological sites and other attractions in the region.
In addition to the two main course offerings, students will have the opportunity to enroll in an independent readings/study course (ARKY 597, ANTH 402/404. LAST 501) to conduct further research regarding a topic of interest related to Maya archaeology or Belizean culture.
For more information, please visit this website.
The Center for Applied Anthropology (CfAA, http://nku.edu/cfaa/) at Northern Kentucky University (NKU, http://nku.edu) organizes an annual ethnographic field school in Belize directed by Douglas Hume (Department Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology) every June in collaboration with the NKU International Education Center – Office of Education Abroad and Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA, http://ccsa.cc/). The following information is for the June 2018 Ethnographic Field School in Belize:
• Location: Orange Walk District, Belize
• Dates: Departing June 19 and returning July 18, 2018 (30 days/ 29 nights)
• Base Program Price: $3,699-3,899 (includes ground transportation, accommodations, breakfast, dinner, and excursions; price varies due to early application deadline and option transcript request, see below for more information)
• Group Travel Price: $649-899 (estimated price roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA’s designated U.S. departure cities)
• Tuition: Waived! To transfer credit to another institution, there is $100.00 transcript fee (check with your institutional transfer fees, if any).
• Early Application Deadline: February 9, 2018 ($100 reduction in the program price by means of a reducing the application fee to $150)
• Final Application Deadline: February 23, 2018 (application fee of $250)
• Credit: 4 hours (undergraduate or graduate)
• Sample Syllabus, Schedule and Packing List: http://inside.nku.edu/artsci/centers/cfaa/ethnographic-field-school.html
• CCSA Course Site: https://ccsa.cc/programs/summer/2018/Belize-Anthropology
• CCSA Online Application: https://ccsa.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=39098
For more information (i.e., Course Description, Community-based Research Project, Program Excursions, Advisor Information, Field School Benefits, Funding Opportunities, Photo Album, Movie Album, and Student Recommendations), please visit the field school’s web site: http://nku.edu/cfaa/