Time table for application:
February 21: International Fair at USD
February 28: Planning and Application Meeting for interested participants. We will discuss costs and course requirements.
March 13: Student Program Application due
March 22: Final acceptance decisions made on applicants
March 27: Meeting with the Study Abroad Office
April 1: Participating Students complete all paperwork for the project and the Study Abroad Office
May 31 Dr. Sayre departs for Peru
June 1 Group meets in Lima, Peru
June 2 Tour museums and archaeological sites in Lima
June 3 Travel from Lima to Chavin
June 4- 29 Fieldwork in Chavin
June 29-30 Group travels from Chavin back to Lima
June 30- Students return to the U.S. or travel on their own
Note: There is a slight chance that the schedule may shift by a week depending upon the permit process. In the unlikely chance that this happens students will be advised by the end of March of this change.
Course: Syllabus will be handed out at the time of acceptance into the program. Students have the option of taking the course for three or six credits. Students who take the course for six credits are eligible for financial aid.
In Lima we will stay at the Hostal Casa Rodas in the Miraflores/San Isidro District. On site accomodations: We lodge mostly at the Hostal Inca in Chavín de Huántar, Ancash, Peru. Members of the project take over most of the hotel, and occupy it, sharing rooms between 2-3 people. Bedding and modest towels are provided; virtually all rooms have private bathrooms, and hot water is available at key times. We eat our weekday meals at the hotel.
The project will include students from Stanford University and at least three Peruvian Universities. There may be other international participants working on the project.
Extensive Preparation and Travel Documents will be provided to participants. Dr. Sayre (matthew.sayre at usd.edu) supervises the project.