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NCSU Seven-week Study, Training and Ethnographic Field Research Program, Summer 2014 Lake Atitlán, Guatemala May 23 - July 14, 2014
Learn how to design, conduct, investigate and write-up your own independent ethnographic research 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. The extended deadline to apply is February 14, 2014.

Click here for an online application and here for more information about the program.

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JUNE 19-JULY 9, 2014

Trip description: Himalayan Health Exchange (HHE) is organizing its 11th annual, anthropological field expedition to India in the summer of 2014. Through independent study/fieldwork in the Inner and Greater Himalayan region of North India, HHE will offer students a practical approach to the study of India and the Himalayan culture in a socio-cultural, medical and religious context. During their journey, team members will attend a 7-day, public health awareness camp and have the opportunity to investigate local history, religious beliefs and practices, modern human adaptations, regional effects of globalization and monastic life. In addition, through trekking and camping in remote areas, they will participate in the interconnectedness of the magnificent natural environment with a daily local existence. This first-hand experience will be accompanied by daily academic lectures and research assistance.

Lecture topics will include: Cultural, Medical, Economic, Biological and Visual Anthropology, Religion & Philosophy, Cross-cultural healing, Ayurveda, Public Health, Buddhism, Hinduism, Indian and Tibetan history, High Altitude Adaptation, Psychology, Art/Fine Arts, Geography, Social Work, Sociology, Yoga and Meditation

Note: This is a moderately high-altitude expedition in rugged Trans Himalayan regions. Field camp elevations range between 6,000-8,000 feet, with a higher pass crossing of 10,000 feet. As a participant, you must be in excellent physical shape and health and be willing to work in improvised field sites.

Locations & destination points: New Delhi, Kais, Kullu, Bir, Dharamsala and McLeodganj located in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Expedition fee: All-inclusive land cost fee is US $3,080. International airfare not included.

Application deadline: January 15, 2014: **Please be advised that space is limited

Program Coordinators:
Professor Paul Donnelly, Ph.D in Buddhist Studies & Professor of Religious Studies at Northern Arizona University
Professor Hilarie Kelly, Ph.D. Anthropology Department, California State University, Long Beach
Professor Melissa Schrift, Ph.D. Department of Sociology and Anthropology East Tennessee State University
Ravi Singh, Founder/Director, Himalayan Health Exchange

For details:

Himalayan Health Exchange
phone: 404-929-9399

School credit available through:

California State University at Long Beach, Northern Arizona University or East Tennessee State University

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Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology [OSEA]
OSEA offers ethnography field school and field study abroad programs in Yucatan, Mexico. Programs include a 7-week Heritage Ethnography program, a 6-week Teaching English Service Learning (Community Action Research), 6-week Maya Language Immersion, and a 4-week Maya Health and Healing. OSEA also offers one week Intensive Spanish courses that are ideal for participants to increase their Spanish fluency prior to participating in their OSEA field study abroad program. Visit for detailed information and our Facebook page to connect with the OSEA community.

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