Boston University: Antigua & San Bartolo - Guatemala Archaeology Program

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The Guatemala Archaeology Program gives students a little bit of everything. During the first part, students study and live in the city of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the central highlands of the country. This beautiful Spanish-coloni... read more

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I learned a great deal about the realities of archaeology but I also learned a lot about myself. The intense environment of the program allows for a lot of personal reflection and growth. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Boston University: Antigua & San Bartolo - Guatemala Archaeology Program
This was the craziest, silliest four months of my life. I never imagined I'd spend time in Central America, learn Spanish, and work at an archaeological site (especially one currently all over National Geographic, CNN, etc.) It was totally worthwhile. In all honesty, it helped me realize that I didn't want to pursue archaeology ... - Fordham University View Entire Review
June 04, 2014 A Program To Forget
I learned that archaeology may, in fact, not be the professional field for me. If, on the other hand, it does prove to be my calling, it will surely not be in archaeology of the Maya - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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The Guatemala Archaeology Program gives students a little bit of everything. During the first part, students study and live in the city of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the central highlands of the country. This beautiful Spanish-colonial city is a delightful place to take classes, meet people from all over the world, and enjoy an immersive experience with a local family.

During the second part of the program, students get hands-on archaeological experience at San Bartolo, a major Maya site. Students live in tents at the project’s headquarters and work alongside professional archaeologists. Meals are prepared by cooks, and wireless Internet is available. Despite the rustic living conditions, students rave about the experience, saying that working every day at a real site is a thrill. Excursions include visits to other dig sites as well as other destinations within Guatemala.

The program provides students with an unparalleled experience in Maya archaeology, history, and culture through intensive language study in the beautiful colonial town of Antigua, and through archaeological field work at San Bartolo in northern Guatemala, one of the premier archaeological sites in the Maya world. This program is offered spring semester of even-numbered years.

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Spring
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Archeology
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