SRAS Unique Study Abroad Opportunities

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SRAS is a secure step-by-step online service providing Study Abroad Programs, Visas, and Grants. SRAS is offering two different opportunities for Study Abroad during Summer 2019.

 

Georgian Foodways: Global Pathways/Local Contexts

In this program, the country of Georgia is your classroom. Your time will be spent traveling its breathtaking landscapes, while cooking, eating, talking, and experiencing the connection between identity and culinary tradition.

Although only about the size of West Virginia, Georgia is home to several distinct cultures. Each has contributed to the legendary culinary traditions now collectively called “Georgian.” These traditions use a surprisingly broad palate of local ingredients to deliver unique flavor combinations and exceptionally rich nutritional value.

You will spend two weeks using a variety of critical, interdisciplinary approaches to explore issues like climate change, state agricultural policies, food security, the place of food in social justice and ethnic identity, and how food and identity can help drive tourism development. This course is for anyone who wants to understand how truly important food is to the human experience.

This program is conducted in English and does not require prior knowledge of Russian. It is eligible for 2 US semester credits.

Program Dates: June 16 – June 30, 2019
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
Cost: $3,195 (no credit) / $3,695 (credit)
Includes: Tuition, accommodation with 2 meals/day, insurance, transportation within Georgia, transcript (issued by Stetson University)

More information: https://www.sras.org/Foodways

Syllabus: http://bit.ly/GeorgiaFoodSyllabus

EXTENSION! Georgian Footways (with optional internship)

Join the Transcaucasian Trail project, an effort to build trail infrastructure that benefits local communities and trail users through the development of sustainable tourism. While with the project, you will live and work in the mountains, designing and building the trail and engaging with local communities, learning first-hand what it takes to implement a sustainable development project and gaining insight into the practical implications the project has for the people who live along the trail. This two-week extension may be extended further with a two-week internship project.

More information: https://www.sras.org/Footways

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Central Asian Studies

Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, this program investigates the intersection of language and social identity. By examining anthropological approaches to the study of language, with consideration of culture, thought, ethnicity, religion, status, and gender, it will explore the ancient histories and modern cultures of Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen, and Uzbek societies. These societies, influenced by myriad civilizations, are today marked by uniquelydiverse bilingual and multilingual speech communities of speakers with command of Slavic, Turkic, and Indo-Iranian languages.

Students will be actively immersed in the language and culture of Kyrgzystan and will practice anthropological research and field methods through extensive use of media resources, natural language examples, and recent scholarly and scientific research in linguistic anthropology in different Central Asian societies.

Students will experience Kyrgyz culture through hands-on activities such as cooking classes and yurt building and decorating, and traditional games. A range of speakers will discuss cultural and musical traditions in rural Kyrgyzstan, and the impact of the 1917 Communist Revolution on rural life and Kyrgyz society.

week-long horseback trek into the mountains of Kyrgyzstan will directly introduce students to modern nomads and their way of life – all while taking in breathtaking scenery.

Program Dates: June 15 – July 21, 2019
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Cost: $4,695
Includes: Tuition, accommodation, insurance, one week mountain horseback trek, roundrip airport transfers, full cultural program, transcript (University of Montana)

More information: https://www.sras.org/ca

Wichita State University: Etzanoa Summer 2019 Microfossil Workshop

 

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Place: Learn how to collect, process, and analyze microfossils from archaeological contexts! This is a skills-based course that has archaeological and forensic applications. Microfossils can reveal important archaeological information concerning the environment, foodways, consumption patterns, and so much
more! We will spend two days at the spectacular site of Etzanoa, integrating with the active research of this proto-historical Native American site. We will then take our samples into the Archaeology of Food Laboratory at Wichita State University to learn processing and analysis skills.
Time: The Workshop will be held for one week, June 17th-21st, 2019 for 1 credit hour, registered under ANTH750. Students enrolled in the Field School at Etzanoa can be enrolled concurrently in both opportunities. Independent study with Dr. Dozier is also available to extend the credit hours and learning depth.
Facilities: Students will explore microfossil analysis both in the field and
in the lab. Time will be split between Arkansas City and the Archaeology
of Food Laboratory at Wichita State University.
Space is limited to 10 students.

Costs:
Tuition and Fees: ~$400
Students needing accommodation, please contact anthropology@wichita.edu for assistance.
Students with no prior association with WSU will need to be admitted prior to enrollment.

For application information, please contact:
Dr. Crystal Dozier
Department of Anthropology
crystal.dozier@wichita.edu
316-978-3195

Summer 2019 WSU Microfossils Workshop

Wichita State University: Etzanoa Summer 2019 Archaeological Field School

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Place: Excavate at Etzanoa, the second largest known prehistoric archaeological site in the United States. The site dates to AD 1450-1700 and was visited in 1601 by a Spanish expedition. Eyewitness accounts can be accessed at
https://escholarship.org/uc/item/7162z2rp. We are working in an undisturbed location that yielded a dense concentration of features and cultural materials in 2017. We will be hand excavating with shovels and trowels, with dry screening and flotation. We will be ground truthing remote sensing targets, using a total station, and using laser scanners for mapping. Students will gain experience in all aspects of field excavation and recording.
Time: The field school will last four weeks, from 6/2/2019-6/28/2019, for 4 hours of academic credit.
Facilities: Students will room in the dorms at Cowley County Community College (Arkansas City, Kansas) and will have access to the campus food service for meals Monday-Friday, with the exception of Friday evenings. We will have cooking facilities for use on the weekends. Lunches will be provided free of charge. Laundry facilities are available. Students should bring a pillow, sheets, and a blanket. Space is limited to 12 students.

Costs:
Tuition and Fees: $1,525.14—$3,596.86
***Tuition and fees dependent upon various factors such as residency and undergraduate
credit versus graduate credit.***
Rooms & Meals: (with the exception of Friday evening-Sunday)
$467.80
***Field school costs are subject to change.***
For application information, please contact:
Wichita State University
Department of Anthropology
Email: anthropology@wichita.edu
Phone: 316-978-3195

Summer 2019 WSU Etzanoa Field School

Archaeology in Belize, Central America- Summer 2019

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The Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project announces its archaeological investigations for the summer of 2019!

In 2019 the BVAR Project is hosting its 32nd annual summer field school. Our fieldwork will focus on the ancient Maya kingdoms of Cahal Pech and Baking Pot. These major Belize Valley centers are located on the outskirts of the modern town of San Ignacio, Belize. Cahal Pech is one of the earliest Maya sites known, and excavations will continue to uncover evidence of the site’s rise and decline between 1200 BC and AD 900. Despite many years of investigations at Baking Pot, large portions of the city’s epicenter remain unexcavated. The 2019 excavation will focus on Baking Pot’s palace and the role of elite individuals in ancient Maya society.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?  Students looking for hands-on field experience in archaeology, including excavation, survey, and lab analysis. 

Weekly lectures covering: 

  • Ancient Maya Civilization
  • Maya Epigraphy & Ideology
  • Artifact Analysis
  • GIS and Remote sensing
  • Osteology & Zooarchaeology

 

Dates: 

Session I: May 26 to June 22, 2019

Session II: June 30 to July 27, 2019

This opportunity is also available in two-week sessions:

Session I: May 26 to June 8, 2019

Session II: June 30 to July 13, 2019

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Registration fees for the project are $2200 US for the one-month field school or $1150 US per two-week session.

Fees include lodging, weekday meals, and transportation to and from the airport and the excavation site.

**Airfare, academic credit, optional trips and personal expenses not included** 

 

Optional Academic credit is available through Northern Arizona University!

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TO LEARN MORE and APPLY, VISIT US AT: WWW.BVAR.ORG

Or contact us at BVARarchaeology@gmail.com for more information.

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Svoge Heritage Archaeological Field School of Roman fortress in Iskar gorge

Svoge Heritage Program is seeking volunteers and students to take part in the second season of the archaeological digs at Roman fortress in Iskar gorge.

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The successful previous digs revealed a huge stronghold build in the ages of Constantinian dynasty (306–363). This is the only military outpost ever studied in this area and the excavations will give information about the military and administrative organization in the earlier stages of Byzantine Empire.

The field school place is located in tourist and ecological region not far from the main Bulgarian city – Sofia. The excavations are supported by Svoge Municipality and the local Historical community center. Practical and theoretical lectures will be given by different experts in the area of field archaeology and Roman history.

The excavations will be held between June 30 and July 27, 2019.

Low educational tax of 738 Euros is required in the time of applying.

 

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More information can be found here. 

International Internships Summer 2019

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                                             International Internships – Summer 2019
Unlike traditional study abroad programs, we believe experience is the new classroom. Sage Corps has sent over 500 college students and postgrads to intern abroad at startup companies around the world.
Yes, our Fellows can get paid, and outside the office, students live like locals – young professionals, not students – and attend weekly professional and social events. All majors are welcome to apply, and we offer academic credit.
We also know that this can be a financial burden, so we offer scholarships and other financial resources.
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