GSN MONDAY MAILER MARCH 18 2013
1. ARCHEO-ETHNOMUSICOLOGY SYMPOSIUM AT UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE (SEE ATTCHED)
2. EXCELLENT SUMMER FIELDSCHOOL IN XELA HAS EXTENDED REGISTRATION
Registration deadline extended to March 29—
Study the life and culture of the highland Maya
June 19—July 31, 2013
6 undergraduate credits in anthropology
Registration deadline: March 29, 2013
Program Director: Dr. Maury Hutcheson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program cost: $2,250 (includes roundtrip airfare) plus applicable VCU tuition (6 credits—approx. $1,965)
Course description: Based in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, this six-week program provides students with a comprehensive overview of Mayan indigenous life in Guatemala, past and present, including opportunities for individual and group research through participant observation, attendance at cultural events, lectures on selected topics, and excursions to museums and major archaeological sites dating from the earliest days of the Olmec/Maya transition to the contact-era capitals that were toppled by the Spanish conquistadors. Highland Guatemala provides an ideal setting in which to explore anthropological topics such as cultural pluralism, religious conservation and change, local responses to globalization, and cultural revitalization movements. Students will gain practical experience in a variety of ethnographic research techniques as well as the ethical dimension of anthropological fieldwork while exploring historical continuities and transformations in Mayan culture and religious practice, especially in response to economic globalization and tourism. Students live with Guatemalan families. Course instruction is in English, but incorporates two weeks of individualized one-on-one tutoring in Spanish. The program is especially well suited to students in anthropology, international studies, history, and religious studies. Interethnic relations between the Maya and their non-indigenous Ladino neighbors are a special focus of the program.
The international program fee of $2,250 includes the following:
Roundtrip airfare between Washington, DC and Guatemala City 
All accommodations in Guatemala
All meals while living with Guatemalan families
Study visits and cultural excursions to museums and archaeological sites
All ground transportation in Guatemala
On-site program director support
Application fee, deposit, and International Student Identification Card
(Personal expenses not included in the program fee are estimated at $600)
 Transfer credits are available for non-VCU students. The Virginia in-state tuition is $327.50 per credit ($1,965 total for six credits). Out-of-state students who participate in faculty-led VCU Study Abroad programs are eligible for a 40% discount on the regular out-of-state tuition costs. For 2013, the discounted out-of-state tuition for this program will be @ $532 per credit ($3.192 total for the six credits).
 Pending authorization, out-of-state students students may, in special cases, be permitted to depart from and/or return to a different major airport hub.
For more information, and to apply, visit the Global Education Office website.
3. YOUTH IMMIGRANT ACTIVIST GROUP WINS MAJOR AWARD
I thought you would be interested in this announcement. United We Dream, the largest network of youth-led immigrant activist organizations in the US, was selected recipient of the 2013 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism which includes a monetary prize of $100,000. The award ceremony will be held in NYC on May 5th.
With warm regards,
Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA)
799 Broadway, Suite 341
New York, NY 10003
Tel. +1 212 674 5398
Fax. +1 212 674 2101
Thomas A. Offit Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
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