2020 Off the Beaten Track Summer Field School

Off the Beaten Track

summer field school for anthropology and ethnography

General Information

The school is located on the Islet of Gozo (Malta) in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. The program runs for 20 days, during three sessions in the summer of 2020. The five working days of the week will be reserved for fieldwork, field trips and activities, as well as personalized discourse with academic experts. We aim for a student to staff ratio of two to one (with a maximum of 16 students per session).

Participation in this project facilitates insight into the life and work of the anthropologist in the field. The project creates an intensive, individualized, master-apprentice situation in which budding anthropologists can take the steps they need.

Our framework provides inspiration for your own fieldwork project and allows you to research topics of your interest with professional help whenever needed. Those willing will have their project guided by us towards a published research paper.


  • Experience life in the field.
  • Design and execute your own research
  • Publish your (first?) research
  • Adapt to a new culture and climate.
  • Gain insight from experienced, professional anthropologists .
  • Learn through collaboration and discussion with your
  • Make friends and network with an international community of

Course Description

The structure of the field school is open­-ended pursuit of ethnographic study. Individual or group meetings are offered to place structure around your individual research project.

Directed at

The field school is directed towards young anthropologists and cultural scientists. However, any individual who would like to learn about anthropological research and fieldwork is welcome to apply. Previous knowledge or experience is not required.We aim for an individualized program that can start at any level. This learning environment has proven useful for beginners as well as Phd students,and guided participants with a variety of topics within and outside of our socio-cultural  focus.

Program Cost

3.250 euros

Discounts and scholarships are available.

Included in the fee are:

  • Accommodation (apartments)
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Official Attendance Certificate
  • Transcript of Records (3-9 semester credits)
  • Supervision with fieldwork analysis and in the write-up stages after the program
  • Peer reviewed publication
  • Airfare is not included


Session 1:June 5 – June 24,2020

Session 2: July 2 – July 21,2020

Session 3:July 29 – August 17,2020


Expeditions, Research in applied anthropology vzw http://www.xpeditions.eu

Program Director
Sam Janssen – [email protected]

Scholarship Information
Scholarship application deadline: January 5