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MAYMESTER: ANCIENT & COLONIAL HERITAGE IN LATIN AMERICA: CULTURAL TREASURES OF THE MAYA

 

With a focus on travel and hands-on experiences, this program offers an interdisciplinary overview of the heritage of Central America through Maya and Colonial history in Guatemala and Belize. The program begins at Casa Herrera, UT Austin's educational and research facility in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Antigua, where students will be matched with local family stays, and ends in the Caribbean coast of Belize. Coursework relies on student-designed research projects based on direct observation of archaeological sites, museums, villages, cooperative businesses, natural reserves and protected ecosystems, experienced through the extensive travel components of the program.

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Sponsored by College of Fine Arts

Course(s)

  • ARH 347M / GRG 356T / LAS 327.5 / ANT 324L - Maya Art and Architecture and
    L A 119 - Maymester Seminar: Guatemala

Academic Information

Fulfills VAPA requirement, counts toward IRG Culture, Media & the Arts track, and carries the GC flag. Total of 4 hours in-residence credit and grades factored into UT GPA. ARH 347M is taken abroad and LA 119 is taken during Spring semester on campus (meets Fridays 1-3pm, every other week in ARH 2.208) See below link for info about registration.

Faculty

ARH 347M/ LAS 327.5 / ANT 324 / GRG 356T taught by Dr. Astrid Runggaldier, Assistant Director, The Mesoamerica Center/ Assistant Professor, UT Deptartment of Art and Art History, COFA.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

In Antigua, students stay in homestays (likely 2 per home), each within walking distance of UT teaching facility (Casa Herrera). Host families provide three meals per day. During travel, students stay in hotels & hostels. Student are required to live in program housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2020 Program fee: $3950. Fee includes housing, 3 meals per day, excursions, transportation & instructional costs, and on-site orientation. Program fee does not include airfare, books, insurance, and personal expenses.

Program Dates:

- Maymester
  • May 27, 2020 to June 23, 2020
  • Final Deadline: January 15, 2020

Application Code

355081

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Next Step

2020 application deadline has been extended with rolling admissions until Jan. 15! For more info contact Jean Ooi - jean.ooi@austin.utexas.edu.

Program information above is subject to change