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Archaeology Field School in Eleuthera

Summer A  2012

The Bahamas 

Program Full

Program Description:

As a supplement to its curriculum, the Department of Anthropology has designed a study abroad program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in archaeology at UCF.

This course is designed to teach students the essential knowledge of archaeological field methods necessary for excavations and help them explore the pre-Columbian indigenous people of the West Indies.

Participants will travel to the Bahamian island of Eleuthera for 16 days of archaeological study and excavations.  Students will participate in excavations on an early Lucayan Taino site that will provide further insight into the culture of this society and the environment of pre-contact West Indies.  This program is hosted by the Cape Eleuthera Institute and The Island School in The Bahamas.

Students will register for a total of 3 credit hours and will be evaluated through regular participation and a written paper after returning to the USA.

Students are encouraged not to purchase their flights until after the application deadline and the applicants have been informed that the program has met its minimum numbers.

This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, although an anthropology background is preferred.  While in the Bahamas, students are expected to remain engaged in the program’s experiences and try new things.

Payment Breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:

Payment 1:  $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2:  $1000
Payment 3:  $587.50
Payment 4:  $587.50

Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of archaeological excavation methodology
  • Acquire extensive knowledge of the indigenous history of the Bahamian archipelago
  • Compare and contrast the contemporary cultures between The Bahamas and the USA by regularly interacting with local residents
Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 2.50 cumulative
Language: English
Proficiency Level Required: English
Other Prerequisites: 

Instructor consent

Courses[click to expand]:
ANT-3955 Archaeology Study Abroad ANT 3955
Academic Institution: This program does not use a partner institution
Credit Hours: 3.00


Academic Institution:
Credit Hours:


Program Components and Costs:
Component: Program Fees
Services: 

The following services are included as part of the program fee:

  • Meals
  • Housing at the Cape Eleuthera Institute
  • Ground and boat transportation to excursions and points of interest
  • Excavation equipment
  • Lab analysis
  • Excavation permits and licenses
  • Medical Insurance
  • Airport Transfers
  • Administrative fee

The following services are not included as part of the program fee:

  • Round trip air between Orlando, Florida and Eleuthera, The Bahamas
  • Personal travel not included as part of the program
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling Excursion and equipment
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Passport fees
  • UCF Tuition
  • Incidentals
  • DAN Membership (see separate logistic)
Price (in US Dollars): 2275.00
Requirement: Optional

Component: Insurance
Services: 

Students who will be scuba diving as part of this program are required to purchase a Divers Alert Network (DAN) Membership for medical emergencies.   Students who are scuba diving must purchase a DAN Membership and Master Plan. 

Students can purchase this DAN membership here:  https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/myaccount/new/step1a.asp

Use this referral number:  447558.

Price (in US Dollars): 70.00
Requirement: Optional

Component: Insurance
Services: 

Students who will not be scuba diving as part of this program are required to purchase a Divers Alert Network (DAN) Membership for medical emergencies.

Students can purchase this DAN membership here:  https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/myaccount/new/step1a.asp

Please note, the DAN website will ask you to become a member first and then gives you the option to purchase insurance.  Decline the insurance if you are not diving.

Use this referral number:  447558.

Price (in US Dollars): 35.00
Requirement: Optional

Payments:
1st payment due:  Pending application approval
2nd payment due: 2012-02-24
3rd payment due: 2012-03-15
4th payment due: 2012-04-16
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Dr Pete Sinelli
Email: peter.sinelli@ucf.edu
Office: PH 409P
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 2012-05-12
Program Ends: 2012-05-27
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-02-15
Last day to withdraw/reconfirm: 2012-02-20
Academic Institution:
The Island School and Cape Eleuthera Institute 
Additional information:
Program Map
Closest Domestic Consulate
Nearest US Embassy Abroad
US State Department Country Information
Currency Exchange Information
Visa Information:
Visa Required: No
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu