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NCSU Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala, 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,