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Thank you for your interest in our 2017 Kaqchikel Summer Field School. The school will include 2 weeks of intensive language-learning and 2 weeks of mentored research in Patzún, Guatemala. The program is administered by the University of Maryland's Language Science Center in partnership with the NGO Wuqu' Kawoq/Maya Health Alliance.
The cost for the 4 week program is $2250. There may be an option for students to participate ONLY in the 2 week Kaqchikel language school, and the standard cost for the 2 week program is $1300. There are a limited number of places for the 2-week-only option, and priority will be given to NGO workers and interns with Wuqu' Kawoq. We hope to offer reduced program fees to certain groups of participants, including NGO workers/volunteers, Guatemalan residents and participants who are entirely self-funded.
Applications are due by
March 1st 2017.
Please contact the Language Science Center at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or are unable to meet this deadline for any reason.
Home address (including zip code/postcode and state or country)
School or organization
Current program of study (if applicable) - university/college, qualification and expected graduation date
Education (degrees received, university/college and date awarded).
Languages spoken and proficiency level
4 week program: language school and mentored research experience
2 week program: language school only
Other: please outline
Please briefly describe your reasons/motivation for participating in the field school
Please outline any research interests for this program or specific ideas for a research project. (Note: this is just to give us a rough idea of participant interests and is not a commitment to any particular project or topic.)
Please describe any relevant prior experience (including past visits to Guatemala, other fieldwork or intensive language learning experience).
Optional: if you have received or have applied for funding (grant, fellowship, department or institutional support), this is helpful to know for planning purposes. If you choose to, please provide information about potential funding sources.
Are you applying to be considered for a reduced program cost?
Yes, I am an NGO worker or volunteer
Yes, I am a Guatemalan resident
Yes, I am self-funded
Yes, because... (briefly explain)
Please read the following program requirements and select each one to indicate your agreement. If you have questions or concerns about any of these items, please email email@example.com
If you accept an offer to participate in this program, you will:
Purchase international health insurance and provide evidence of coverage. UMD students should purchase coverage through the university - contact LSC for details. More information about what this policy should cover will be posted on the summer school webpage, go.umd.edu/guatemala17
Obtain required vaccinations before travel.
Obtain any necessary visa (if not a US or Guatemalan citizen).
Participate in training/orientation meetings which address safety and appropriate behavior while in Guatemala, either in person or remotely (e.g. via Skype).
Provide evidence of appropriate training in research ethics and human subjects research. For US researchers, the CITI online training for Behavioral and Social Sciences is a standard option. For those coming from outside the US, you may already have completed equivalent training or have access to similar options.
Comply with outlined standards of behavior and follow directions from program faculty and Wuqu’ Kawoq staff (e.g. concerning safety, research ethics and consultant privacy, use of alcohol during the program, etc.)
Meet payment deadlines for a deposit (early April) and the full program fee (mid-May)
Your application is complete! We expect to send notifications and more information about the program in mid-March. We'll also be adding details to our webpage at http://go.umd.edu/guatemala17
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