Every summer there is an ethnographic field school in Isla Mujeres, Mexico:
“Gaining experience in the field is vital to a student of Anthropology. Being trained in Ethnographic Field Methods and having the opportunity to put that training into practice is an important step in becoming a well-rounded Anthropologist.
Each of the Three and Six Week Field School Sessions will be structured to maximize the student’s training and field experiences, as well as opportunities to enjoy the natural and man-made wonders of Isla Mujeres. Each week students will experience Field Work with their Local Expert Mentors, along with Excursions, such swimming in the open Caribbean ocean Whale Sharks, touring the Isla Mujeres Tortugranja Turtle Preserve, diving or snorkeling at the Cancun Subaquatic Museum, or visiting the Mayan ruins at Chichén Itzá and much more.
Students will have group discussions every Sunday to share their experiences in the field with their fellow classmates, give and receive advice, as well as to participate in some of the local traditions Isla Mujeres is famous for, and to participate in popular leisure activities — like relaxing on a stunning beach, exploring local island culture in a golf cart, SUP Boarding in the blue waters of Playa Norte, fishing, visiting the Temple of Ixchel, SCUBA diving or snorkeling, practicing yoga, or exploring fantastic local cuisine and live music.”