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UMD Guatemala Summer Field School 2018: Application
Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Guatemala Summer Field School. The school will include 2 weeks of intensive language-learning (Kaqchikel) and 2 weeks of mentored research in Patzún, Guatemala. The program is administered by the University of Maryland's Language Science Center (LSC) in partnership with the NGO Wuqu' Kawoq / Maya Health Alliance.

The cost for the 4 week program is $2,675. We also offer an option to participate ONLY in the 2 week Kaqchikel language school, and the standard cost for the 2 week program is $1,550. 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 MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018. Please contact the Language Science Center at lsc@umd.edu if you have questions or are unable to meet this deadline for any reason.

Name *
(last, first, middle initial)
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Proposed Program *
Email Address *
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Re-enter Email Address *
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Skype Username (for pre-travel meetings)
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Home Address *
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Affiliation *
(school or organization)
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Current program of study, if applicable
(university/college, qualification, expected graduation date)
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Completed Education *
(degrees received, university/college, date of award)
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Languages Spoken *
(language, proficiency level)
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Please outline any research interests for this program or specific ideas for a research project. This is to help us plan for participants' interests and research needs and is not a commitment to any particular topic.
(This question should be completed by applicants for the 4-week program, which includes 2 weeks of mentored research.)
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Please describe any relevant prior experience (including past visits to Guatemala, other fieldwork or intensive language learning experience). *
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Please briefly describe other relevant reasons/motivations for participating in the field school. (E.g. reason for interest in Mayan languages, plans to volunteer in Guatemala, broader research goals.) *
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Are you applying to be considered for a reduced program cost? *
If you have received or are pursuing funding (grant, fellowship, department or institutional support), this is helpful to know for planning purposes. If you choose to, please provide information about potential and secured funding sources.
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Please read the following program requirements and select each one to indicate your agreement. If you have questions or concerns regarding any of these items, please email lsc@umd.edu. If you accept an offer to participate in this program, you will: *
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