OSEA Partner/ IU Sustainable Community Tourism Program, offered by CLACS Service Service Learning Yucatan Indiana University Bloomington / taught by Quetzil Castanedea. Chichen Itza & Piste Heritage Service Learning Field Study Abroad / Summer Study Abroad / Heritage Development Studies, Tourism Studies. Field School. Field Study Abroad. Mexico. community action research, participatory research, participatory anthropology, New Seven Wonders of the World. Mexico, Chichen Itza.

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Community Tourism, Marketing & Development”:

              IU Service Learning in Yucatán

6 week course Summer Session, 6 credits

LTAM L-426 / L-526, Offered Through IUB Office of Overseas Study,Indiana University Bloomington

Combined Undergraduate & Graduate course



OSEA—The Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology Campus

OSEA CITE is Community Partner for the IU Service Learning course in Yucatán. Students use the CITE facility as their home base institution. This organization is based on a large property in the heart of Pisté. The educational resources include a large classroom for group meetings, two smaller seminars, a library, and study rooms equipped with printing capacity, WIFI internet. The CITE property includes areas for large social events as well as small group collaborations with community partners.

The campus includes on the property a small pyramid and an underground cenote. The building facility also includes lodging for the course teaching and research staff.

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CITE — Community Institute for Transcultural Exchange

The Mission of the Community Institute of Transcultural Exchange is

  • To bring anthropology, as well as related fields of cultural studies, into the hands of those that have been considered the primary subjects of study so that these persons and groups may own, control, and use these tools, methods, and knowledge in the pursuit of their pursuits of community well-being, cultural sustainability, and cultural innovation;
  • To foment reciprocal educational processes and mutually productive interaction between diverse communities of researchers, students, social groups, and cultures that meet in transcultural encounters;
  • To increase the prosperity, well-being, achievement, tranquility, self-determination, and positive valorization of cultural communities that have been forced into political, economic, and sociocultural margins of today’s globally interactive humanity.



OSEA — The Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology

The Mission of OSEA is

⇒ To provide individuals with first-hand, experiential knowledge, cross-cultural understanding, and appreciation of Indigenous cultures, traditions, and histories; and,

⇒ To enable greater positive interaction and exchange between peoples of different cultural communities and social worlds.


Visit OSEA at www.osea-cite.org


OSEA—CITE is particularly focused on questions and contemporary problems related to language revitalization, sustainability, cultural ownership, heritage rights, community health and well-being, the innovation of tradition, and the interconnections between local, national, and transnational communities and social forces


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This Service Learning experience will make THE difference in your life

Visitors to Service Learning in Yucatan Program, starting November 2, 2014

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