woman on ruins in Central America

Ancient & Colonial Heritage in Latin America: Cultural Treasures of the Maya

With a focus on travel and hands-on experiences, this Maymester program offers an interdisciplinary overview of the heritage of Central America through Maya and Colonial history in Guatemala and Belize.

The program begins at Casa Herrera, UT Austin's educational and research facility in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Antigua, where students will be matched with local family stays, and ends in the Caribbean coast of Belize. Coursework relies on student-designed research projects based on direct observation of archaeological sites, museums, villages, cooperative businesses, natural reserves and protected ecosystems, experienced through the extensive travel components of the program.

2020 Maymester Details

Dates

PROGRAM DATES
May 27 — June 23, 2020

APPLICATION DEADLINE
November 15, 2019

Faculty

Dr. Astrid Runggaldier
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Mesoamerican Archaeology and Architecture
Assistant Director, The Mesoamerica Center

Coursework

Maya Art and Architecture
ARH 347M / LAS 327 / ANT 324L / GRG 356T / LA 119

Info Sessions

Thursday, September 26, 2019 / 2–3pm / MEZ 1.212

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 / 4–5pm / MEZ 1.202

Friday, October 25, 2019 / 11am–Noon / GAR 1.134

Learn More

Education Abroad Website

Program Blog

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Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE
November 15, 2019

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