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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

Academic Information

Fulfills VAPA requirement, counts toward IRG Culture, Media & the Arts track, and carries the GC and II flag. Total of 3 hours in-residence credit and grades factored into UT GPA. 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. Students are required to live in program housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2021 Program Fee: $4250. 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 24, 2021 to June 19, 2021
  • Final Deadline: February 15, 2021

Application Code

355081

Additional Resources

Program Website
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Next Step

2021 application deadline has been extended to February 15, 2021. For more info, contact txglobal-facultyled@austin.utexas.edu

Program information above is subject to change