Open Enrollment: 24th NCSU Ethnographic Field School

24th NCSU Ethnographic Field School

When: Summer, May 22 – July 13, 2017 (7.5 weeks)
Where: Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Fotografia postată de Adriana Szabo.

What: Learn how to design, conduct, investigate and write up your own independent project while living with a local family on the shores of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Throughout the program, you will learn about the Maya while developing skills in project design and fieldwork as you carry out your own research project.

Who: Whether you are an undergraduate, a graduate student, just finished college, learning how to collect data and talk to people is beneficial not only for those in anthropology, but also for those in many other majors, including sociology, international studies, public health, history, education, textiles, natural resource management, business and management, sociolinguistics, political science, psychology, design and engineering. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply, especially students interested in topics such as development, environment, globalization, social justice, tourism, conservation, Fair Trade, textile design and entrepreneurship, language, development, poverty and health.

How: See what research is really like, do your own project, manage your own time and work according to the needs of your topic. Challenge yourself by living in a Maya community with a local family. We keep the seminars to a minimum so students can have enough time to work on their projects; we want students to learn by doing, with intensive and in-depth hands-on learning.

All Majors welcome! This program is open to students from any course of study and university.

Costs: The $3700 fee includes all expenses (except airfare- about $600), including room and board, insurance, in-country travel and tuition for 6 credit hours.

Apply: Apply through the NCSU Study Abroad Office. Visit Dr. Wallace’s Guatemala Program website for more information and photos from previous years. The final deadline for receipt of applications is February 15, 2017, but decisions are made on a rolling acceptance basis.

Contact us: Dr. Tim Wallace –


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