Winter-Spring Overview
Weekly Schedule
Courses & Topics
Program Costs
Schedule of Fees

Application Process & Materials
Transferring Credit
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Info for WWU Students

OSEA Winter & Spring Study Abroad Program
An 11 Week Program

The Winter-Spring Program is conducted in the Mérida, the capital city of the state of Yucatán, México, and the Maya town of Pisté, near the archaeological tourism site of Chichén Itzá.

January 4 to March 23, 2005

OSEA will be closed for the Winter-Spring Quarter 2006 and re-open for Summer 2006 Programs. Dr. Castañeda will be teaching at Indiana University in Latino Studies and Latin American Studies Programs the during Spring 2006 in the Spring Semester of 2006

2007 dates will be announced in summer of 2006

WHERE Yucatán, México
FORMAT Study Abroad Program
WHAT Ethnography Field School
HOUSING Home-Stays with Maya families
CREDITS 16 credits in Anthropology
LANGUAGE Conversational Spanish & Maya Offered
COST $4,750 (covers tuition, room, board, activities fee)
costs for 2007 TBA

We Offer
Classroom Seminars
Experiential Learning
Field Trips to Heritage & Cultural Sites
On-Site Interactive Learning
Supervised Independent Research
Mentoring Style Field School

Ideal for Students on either Quarter or Semester System
16 credits are based on actual contact hours & are equivalent to semester hours (details)

» See the photographs from the program

Program Scope
The Winter Quarter & Spring Semester Program provides undergraduates and graduate students the opportunity to have an in-depth field experience based in cultural immersion and independent research. OSEA staff provides close supervision and guidance to help students design and conduct independent research using ethnographic fieldwork methods.

For Students in Anthropology, Latin American Studies, Women’s Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies and other Interdisciplinary Programs that focus on culture, cultural politics and consumption.

Students Design and Conduct Independent Research Projects
Topics include Indigenous politics, heritage & cultural property, gender & sexualities, tourism, globalization, urbanism & migration, Maya and alternative medical-healing systems, governmentalities & politics, cultural ecology & development, spiritualisms & religion, transculturation, alternative & peripheral modernities. » More on student research projects

Concurrent Enrollment

Ask about Concurrent Enrollment opportunities at your home institution.
Concurrent Enrollment allows you to retain your full time student status and privileges while participating in OSEA. By paying a small fee to your study abroad office, the courses appear on your regular transcript from your home university. By using concurrent enrollment you avoid the process of having course credits transferred and you keep your financial aid and full time status.

Photographs: El Castillo at Chichén Itzá and Community Event in Pisté