Off the Beaten Track Summer School for Anthropology and Ethnography




Gozo (Malta) – Europe

Session 1: June 7 – June 26, 2017 (1 slot available)
Session 2: July 3 – July 22, 2017 (full)
Session 3: July 29 – August 17, 2017 (3 slots available)

About the Summer School
The Off The Beaten Track program started in 2006 and is now – with 20 editions over the past 11 years – the longest standing anthropology field school in the world. Our basecamp is located on the islet of Gozo, one of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese Archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean. The program offers a unique opportunity to acquire ‘in the field’ experience. The islands present a balance of past and present: rural Mediterranean traditions intersect with foreign influence in small villages.

The Malta Summer School international faculty and staff help connect students and locals. They facilitate and monitor the progress of each project, and guide all interested participants through the process of publishing the results of their research. The course is residential, with teaching conducted in English.

Please find our basic brochure in attachment to this e-mail.

A variety of optional projects will take place over summer. These are not courses per se, more information can be found on our website.

• Mediating Ethnography – Examining and Creating Media Practices in Gozo
• Smells like Fieldwork – Methods in Sensory Anthropology
• The good old Gozo days – Perspectives from the anthropology of aging
• Honeybee-culture in Gozo and Malta
• Oral History in fieldwork
• Anthropology of Food
• Graphic Anthropology

The participants
The course is directed towards young anthropologists and cultural scientists; however, any individual who would like to learn about anthropological research and fieldwork is welcome. Previous knowledge or experience is not required. We aim for a very individual program that can start at any level. Even PhD. research (or pre-research) can be included and guided. The school has a strong socio-cultural focus, but any topic can be covered in the individual program of the student. The program has a limit of 16 participants per session with a 2 on 1 student to staff ratio. Places are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis to suitably qualified candidates.

The price of the course is 3,250.00 euros.

This course fee includes:
• Full Board (accommodation, food, drinks)
• All Courses and excursions
• Official Attendance certificate and transcript
• Supervision with fieldwork analysis and in the write-up stages

How to apply
Full details of the International Summer School including how to apply and entry requirements can be found at:

We work with rolling admissions and we only have a few slots left, so the deadline is basically yesterday.

For further information, please visit our website or contact:
Sam Janssen
Program Director


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