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Universidad de Quintana Roo Summer Anthropology (Study Abroad Program)
- Locations: Chetumal, Mexico
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: AppState applicants only
Founded in 1991, Universidad de Quintana Roo (UQROO) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Chetumal, Quintana Roo.
The Yucatán Peninsula is a region of southeastern Mexico, consisting of the Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo. The Yucatán was the home of the Maya civilization before it was conquered by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century. Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. It is the capital of the state of Quintana Roo and has a population of over 151,243 people.
For the language portion of the program students will stay in accommodation near UQROO (either home stays or shared accommodation depending on the number of participants). During the field research portion of the course students will stay in basic home stays in Xiatil. Students will be expected to bring hammocks with them for the home stays.
|1UQROO Program Fee||$300 - $450|
|2Chetumal Housing||$240 - $400|
|3OIED Program Development Fee||$100|
|International Health Insurance||$63.90|
|1Airfare||$700 - $900|
|2Chetumal Housing||$330 - $400|
|Meals||$530 - $1000|
|Local Program Excursions||$50|
|3 Day Excursion||$303|
|3Personal Expenses||$200 - $500|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
On the UQROO Summer Anthropology program students will spend the first weeks in Chetumal taking an intensive Mayan language course. This course will meet 5 days a week for 5 hours per day. On the weekend students will have a program related excursion or free time. During the 3rd and 4th weeks students will begin their Methods course in Chetumal with classes M-F for 3 hours per day and a program related excursion or free time on the weekend. For the 5th and 6th weeks students will be engaging in fieldwork in the Mayan community of Xiatil. During this period students will also participate in a 3 day tour of Coba, Chichen-Itza, and Valladolid.
Mayan Language course: 3 credits (ANT 3530 Mayan Language and Culture)
Methods: 3 credits (ANT 3940 Ethnographic Field School)
Fieldwork: 3 credits (ANT 3531 Ethnographic Fieldwork)
For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.