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-Spectacular ancient Maya archaeological sites,including Ek Balam, Chichen Itza, Yaxuna, Uxmal, Kabah, Coba, and Tulum.
-Living Maya villages with lunch in a typical thatched roof Maya home
-Blessing ceremony by an authentic Maya Shaman
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Location:
Chetumal, Mexico
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Spring Break, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Study Abroad Travel dates: March 14 -22, 2015. A great 9 day/8 night guided archaeological and cultural study abroad journey sponsored by Ocean County College to some of the most impressive and beautiful Maya sites of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. With a Maya archaeologist as your guide, you will explore major archaeological sites, Spanish colonial towns, traditional Maya villages and markets, meet a practicing Maya shaman, swim in ancient Maya cenotes, and take a boat trip though an extraordinary nature reserve to see wild flamingos, hawks and crocodiles. Your seminar concludes with a stay on the white sandy beaches of the Maya Riviera at a sanctuary for wild sea turtles. Nearly all inclusive: Round trip airfare, hotels, college tuition and fees, all admissions, guides and ground transportation, 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners included. Contact Prof. Kitchin for a full itinerary, application, and additional information. Registration deadline: December 10, 2014. Group maximum = 20. Registration is on a first come/first served basis and will close before December 10 if 20 have registered.


-Spectacular ancient Maya archaeological sites,including Ek Balam, Chichen Itza, Yaxuna, Uxmal, Kabah, Coba, and Tulum.
-Living Maya villages with lunch in a typical thatched roof Maya home
-Blessing ceremony by an authentic Maya Shaman
-Swim in sacred Cenotes, entrances to the Maya Underworld
-Boat trip though the Rio Lagartos Nature Reserve
-Spanish colonial towns and participation in a local street fiesta
-Visits to native markets, Maya potters and sculptors
-Snorkeling with sea turtles and Caribbean beaches of the Maya Riviera

Earn 3 College Credits and gain unparalleled hands-on international life experiences while learning about the ancient and living Maya people, their archaeology, history, surviving life ways, and ecology and environmental setting. All course work outside the travel experience may be completed online. Participants are expected to join the group at Ocean County College on the morning of departure for direct flight to Mexico.
Setting Description:
Travel in our own private air conditioned vans throughout the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, led by an archaeologists and a local Maya guide. Stay two nights each in charming hotels in Valladold, at the ruins of Chichen Itza, at the archaeological site of Uxmal, and at a sea turtle sanctuary on the beach on the Caribbean Sea. Small group of 20. College students may take the course for 3-credits in Anthropology, registered in ANTH 239: World of the Maya for Spring Semester; adult family and friends are welcome to participate on a non-credit basis. The only requirement is that participants must be at least 18 years old and out of high school.
Cost:
Total Cost per Participant for nearly all-inclusive travel seminar package, double occupancy, including instruction, round trip airfare, all hotels, ground transportation, all meals while in Mexico, site admissions, guides, and college tuition and fees: Ocean County NJ Resident - $ 3051.00 Out of Ocean County NJ - $ 3138.00 Out of State of NJ - $ 3384.00 Single Room Supplement (optional) - $675.00

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