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 Inagua for 16 days of archaeological study and excavations. Students will participate in excavations that will provide further insight into the culture of this society and the environment of pre-contact West Indies.
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.
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.
Students on this program should plan to arrive in Nassau, The Bahamas on the starting day of the program and will make their own arrangements to get a taxi to the hotel accommodations. 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.
Payment Breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:
Payment 1: $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2: $1000
Payment 3: $662.50
Payment 4: $662.50
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
The following services are not included as part of the program fee:
Students 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 since you are not scuba diving.
Use this referral number: 447558.
Disclaimer: The cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (for most programs), independent travel, and personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. Students will be notified via Knights email if there are any significant changes made to the program.