Summer ’14 Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala

NCSU Seven-week Ethnographic Field School at Lake Atitlán, Summer 2014
Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
May 23 – July 14, 2014

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 seven and a half week program, you will learn
about the Maya while developing skills in ethnographic fieldwork as you
carry out your own research project.

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 civil
engineering.  Anyone interested is encouraged to apply, especially students
interested in topics such as development, environment, globalization, social
justice, tourism, conservation, language, development, poverty and health.
Not sure how your interests may fit into the topics listed?  Contact the
program Directors, Tim Wallace ( and Carla Pezzia
(, to discuss potential opportunities for your areas
of interest. Each student may choose any topic for his or her independent
research project.  Service learning opportunities are also possible. This
program is open to students from any course of study and university. The
$3550 fee includes all expenses (except airfare- about $550), including room
and board for 7.5 weeks and tuition for 6 credit hours.

Visit the Guatemala Program website <>
for more information and photos from previous years.  Apply through the NCSU
Study Abroad Office,

Tim Wallace

Director, Ethnographic Fieldschool in Guatemala

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

220 1911 Building, CB 8107

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-8107



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