Program Details

Training and experience in anthropological research methods. Eight-day homestay in a Samoan village. Courses in Samoan language. Guided tours of Apia city markets. Hiking in local tropical rainforests. Attend a Fiafia festival. Snorkeling in Palolo D
Location:
Apia, Samoa
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to move beyond the postcards and beach resorts and to immerse themselves in Polynesian culture.

Training and experience in anthropological research methods. Eight-day homestay in a Samoan village. Courses in Samoan language. Guided tours of Apia city markets. Hiking in local tropical rainforests. Attend a Fiafia festival. Snorkeling in Palolo Deep National Marine Reserve. Seminars by local experts on agriculture, spirituality, development economics, culture, history, religion, and public health. Community-service work on small-scale development projects.

This two-week study abroad program offers high school juniors and seniors the unique and transformative opportunity to explore, research, and experience life on the island of Samoa.
Setting Description:
A small Samoan village.
Cost:
Tuition is $3,975, which includes all in-country travel, meals, lodging, and fees, an eight-day village homestay in Falealupo, travel health insurance, all lectures and educational activities, research methods training, Samoan language instruction, All museum admission fees, and excursions to the Palolo Deep National Marine Reserve. Additional fees (not included in the price of tuition) include airfare from the US to Apia, Samoa (approx. $1,850), required vaccinations for Hepatitis A and Typho

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