Faculty Can Spend Summer in Peru & Guatemala

Aug 15th, 2003 | By | Category: 15-1: Indigenizing Our Future, Tribal College News

Fort Belknap College (Harlem, MT) is seeking applications from full-time tribal college faculty in Native American studies, the social sciences, humanities, and arts who would like to participate in a summer seminar on Inca and Maya heritage in Peru and Guatemala in 2004. The college was awarded a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program grant to conduct the seminar, designed to expand its Native American studies program and internationalize its arts, humanities, and social science curricula. Grant funds cover all major travel costs, transportation, lodging, and meals for 14 participants. While the ability to speak Spanish is helpful, it is not required.

During the five-week seminar, participating faculty will meet with local scholars, attend academic programs at local universities, visit cultural centers and museums, and travel to cultural and historical sites including Lima, Trujillo, Arequipa, Cuzco, and Machu Picchu in Peru; and Guatemala City, Antigua, and Tikal in Guatemala. All seminar activities will be coordinated with the assistance of local project liaisons, as well as a Latin American specialist who will be accompanying the group. Faculty participants will use the first-hand knowledge gained during the seminar to develop curriculum materials to enrich and diversify course offerings at their respective colleges. For more information about the seminar and the application process, contact either Lynette Chandler or Scott Friskics at (406) 353-2607.

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