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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 - International Learning Seminar

Academic Information

Fulfills VAPA requirement, counts toward IRG Culture, Media & the Arts track, and carries the GC and II flag. Total of 1 hour of LA 119 for Spring semester (Mondays 3:30-4:30), 3 hours in-residence credit for Summer semester, 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

2022 Program Fee: $4265. Fee includes $500 deposit, housing, 3 meals per day Mon - Sat, excursions, transportation & instructional costs, and on-site orientation. Program fee does not include airfare to Guatemala, books, insurance, and personal expenses.

Dates:

- Maymester
  • Program: May 25, 2022 to June 21, 2022
  • Instructional: May 26, 2022 to June 20, 2022
  • Final Deadline: November 15, 2021

Application Code

355081

Additional Resources

Program Website
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Information Session
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Next Step

For more info, attend an information session, speak with the faculty director, or talk with the program coordinator. Info sessions are 10/6 1pm, 10/15 1pm, 10/28 11am, 11/10 12pm. Check the "Information Session" link above for more information. For any questions, please contact Chelsea Cowan at c.cowan@austin.utexas.edu

Program information above is subject to change