The Guatemala Archaeology Program gives students a little bit of everything. During the first part, students study and live in the city of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the central highlands of the country. This beautiful Spanish-colonial city is a delightful place to take classes, meet people from all over the world, and enjoy an immersive experience with a local family.
During the second part of the program, students get hands-on archaeological experience at San Bartolo, a major Maya site. Students live in tents at the project’s headquarters where they work and study alongside professional archaeologists. Meals are prepared by cooks, and wireless Internet is available. Despite the rustic living conditions, students rave about the experience, saying that working every day at a real site is a thrill. Excursions include visits to other dig sites as well as other destinations within Guatemala.
The program gives students the opportunity to study archaeology, history, and culture as well as participate in archaeological fieldwork at one of the world’s premier sites.
Tags: English Speaking, Offers Graduate Credit, Spring, Undergraduate
Focus: Anthropology, Archaeology