Title: Immersive Research in the Bioarchaeology of Greek Colonization, Sicily, Italy
This Site is an eight-week program offered jointly through the University of Georgia, the University of Northern Colorado, and the Università del Salento that promotes scientific literacy and global engagement among undergraduate students. Undergraduate students are integrated as junior partners of the Bioarchaeology of Mediterranean Colonies Project, a cross-disciplinary, international research program. REU students plan and execute independent research projects exploring biocultural impacts of Greek colonization on Sicilian populations, 7-5th c. BC. Currently, the project focuses on the Greek colony, Himera.
After an orientation at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, USA, students travel to Sicily, Italy, for four weeks to collect bioarchaeological data from human skeletons, and then spend four weeks at UGA apprenticed in laboratories collecting and analyzing data.
In Sicily, students travel to local archaeological sites and museums and are immersed in Italian culture. At UGA, participants will live in UGA dormitories with other REU students at UGA, and participate in workshops and seminars, and work with dedicated mentors, receiving hands-on training for research projects.
The program runs from May 15 - July 7, 2017
The application deadline is February 17, 2017
- A weekly stipend of $500
- Daily meal allowances
- Have all lodging covered, as well as international travel up to the program maximum
- Learn from American and Italian scholars
- Visit Sicily's museums and archaeological sites
- Live in Campofelice di Roccella, Italy and interact with Italian students and citizens
Students studying in the following fields are encouraged to apply:
- Ancient Studies
- Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Biological Sciences
- History/ Classics
- (possibly) Global Studies
If you are interested in this program, see the website for details. For help with polishing your application, contact Janet McGlynn, email@example.com