2016 Field School

When: June 12 – July 9, 2016

Where: The area surrounding Skibbereen, County Cork. Skibbereen is a picturesque town of around 2000 people. Located 51 miles (82 km) southwest of Cork City, Skibbereen is the southernmost incorporated town in the Republic of Ireland.

Lodging: We will be staying in a rental house with shared accommodations in Skibbereen. The house includes a full kitchen and living/common room and is within safe walking distance to the town center.

Expenses: Summer 2016 expenses are still being determined, but will include a $50 application fee and a program fee (which covers tuition and lodging). The 2015 program fee was $3,290. Students will also be responsible for roundtrip airfare (approximately $1,200 – $1,400), and food (approximately $150 – $350 for 4 weeks). There will be financial aid opportunities through Education Abroad. 

Eligibility: All UMD and non-UMD graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75.

Credit: Six academic credits will be granted through the University of Maryland for ANTH496: Applied Field Methods in Archaeology: The Archaeology of Ireland’s Modern Period.

Apply: All interested students must submit a completed application by March 1, 2016. For more information and to access the application, please CLICK HERE TO APPLY


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