Sunday, April 26, 2009

Field School Opportunity in Andeas of South America: Learn Indigenous Quechua

ANDEAN ACTION RESEARCH

New Program dates:

July 1st through July 21st

August 2nd through August 22nd
Andean Field School in South America
The Center for Social Well Being is now in its 8th year offering our 3 week training program with courses in ethnographic field methods and languages (Spanish and Quechua) in the Peruvian Andes. Students will be housed at the center’s rural base, an adobe lodge on an ecological ranch in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of the Callej√≥n de Huaylas, 7 hours northeast of Lima. Coursework provides in-depth orientation to theory and practice in anthropological investigation that emphasizes methods in Participatory Action Research and Andean Ethnography centered on themes of Health, Ecology, Biodiversity and Community Organization. Students will have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing investigations in local agricultural communities to develop effective field research techniques, and to acquire language skills. In addition, the program provides excursions to museums, archaeological sites, glacial lakes and hotsprings; optional recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and trekking.

Total cost is $2,700 US dollars. This includes all in-country travel, food and accommodations at the rural center, and course materials. The program is under the direction of Applied Medical Anthropologist, Patricia J. Hammer, Ph.D., and Ecologist, Flor Barreto Tosi.

For an application contact: phammer@wayna.rcp.net.pe

Or click on: http://www.socialwellbeing.org/FieldSchool2003-3.htm

Further information available at www.socialwellbeing.org

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