Belize

LOCATION: Cahal Pech, Belize

Expectations, Schedule, Registration – Belize

Expectations Schedule Registration

To reserve a space, students must pay a $100 application fee. (Included in the price of the program). Upon acceptance into the program, one half of the program fees will be required to be paid. The remainder of the fees will be due (minus the application fee) by May 15. Application fees will not be refunded if the applicant is not selected.

Applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled. Participants will be notified of their acceptance within two weeks of the submission of their application and will receive an information packet shortly thereafter with further details.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

– Before May 15: All payments, except for the $100 application fee, are refundable.

– After May 15: All payments are non-refundable unless your application is rejected by the program director.

Right of Refusal:

AFAR reserves the right to refuse an applicant’s selection. This is a rare occurrence and is most likely due to a person’s inability to meet health requirements or in the interest of group compatibility. Once in the field, the program directors and AFAR reserve the right to send a student away from the program should that person’s behavior compromise the safety, research objectives and general performance of the group, or violate Greek laws, regulations or customs.

Expectations of Students

Working on an archaeological site is hard work. Students need to be in good health and capable of using picks, shovels, trowels, and detailed instruments to excavate in a hot environment. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, be eager to learn, and capable of taking direction.

Daily Work Schedule

6:30 – 7:30 Breakfast buffet served
7:30 – Students depart for Cahal Pech site and pickup equipment along the way
8:00 – Work begins on site
12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch Break
12:30 – 2:30 – Return to work
2:30 – Complete daily documentation, gather artifacts & equipment and depart site.
3:00 – 6:30 Afternoon Programming (varies)
6:30 – Dinner with free time afterwards
10:00 – Bedtime

DATES

ONE SESSION – JULY 22 to AUGUST 5

Civilization

Maya

Eligibility

This project will be available for up to 24 students currently enrolled in 10th through 12th grade who are in good standing at their school.

FEES

Total fees for this project are $3200.

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OUR TEAM

In addition to the  supervisors that will oversee the excavations, there will be numerous staff members supporting the archaeological team. A brief description of each archaeologist and staff member can be found below:

AFAR Team

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