Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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Mayan Language Institute in Guatemala 2014: K’iche’ and Kaqchikel Maya Language & Culture
Antigua, Guatemala | June 14 – July 27, 2014

The Mayan Language Institute is an intensive 6-week summer immersion language program in K’iche’ Maya and Kaqchikel Maya. Students study with both U.S. faculty and native speakers. In addition to language study, students participate in cultural activities, lectures, discussions, and excursions. Graduate students may study one of the languages at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. Undergraduate students must be prepared to study at the intermediate or advanced level.

With more than 1.5 million K’iche’ and Kaqchikel speakers in Guatemala, the goal of the institute is to help students develop and advance proficiency in their chosen language and to gain a better understanding of the cultural and political contexts that have affected the historical development and preservation of the language. Efforts to protect these languages are playing a pivotal role in the Mayan struggle to regain control over their political and cultural destiny.

Students pursuing K’iche’ Maya will spend three weeks in Antigua and three weeks in Nahualá. Students pursuing Kaqchikel Maya will spend their six weeks in Antigua. All students are placed with local families for home-stays. Students should be flexible and prepared for living conditions in Guatemala.

Students will receive 6 credits from Tulane University (3 credits for language course and 3 credits for culture course). Full class attendance is required.

COURSES OFFERED:
Students will take one language course and one culture course.

  • Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Kaqchikel or K’iche’ Maya language (3 credits)
  • Kaqchikel or K’iche’ Maya Culture (3 credits)

PROGRAM COST:

  • $5,000 for tuition (6 credits at Tulane University)
  • $1,300 for program fee
    The program fee covers local accommodations (including at least one meal/day with the home-stay family) and local travel. In addition to the travel costs mentioned above in “Travel and Arrangements,” certain other costs are not included in the program tuition or program fee, such as laundry, snacks, souvenirs, passport/visa fees, vaccinations, et cetera.

Scholarships: This program qualifies as a FLAS-approved program with 140 contact hours of language instruction. Eligible graduate students interested in applying should visit the Stone Center website for information regarding application procedures and deadlines. Note that the FLAS Fellowship application deadline is earlier than the program application deadline: February 21, 2014. These are two separate applications.

APPLICATION & ENROLLMENT:
A $50 application fee is required. Applications are due by March 31, 2014. Enrollment is limited, so students should apply early.
Download the 2014 application form now!

This program is offered in partnership from:
• Vanderbilt University Center for Latin American Studies
• Tulane University Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American
Studies
University of New Mexico Latin American and Iberian Institute
• University of Texas Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
• University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies

Download a printable flyer for this program here.

For questions on this program, contact Laura Wise at 504.862.8629, or at sclassum@tulane.edu.

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The Stone Center and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research cordially invite you to a reception to welcome the 2014-2015 Post-Doctoral Fellows:

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Congreso internacional de literatura y cultura centroamericanas (CILCA XXIII)

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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, y Purdue University Calumet tienen el gusto de invitar al CONGRESO DE LITERATURA y CULTURA CENTROAMERICANAS (CILCA XXIII) que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de New Orleans, Louisiana, del 11 al 13 de marzo del 2015 en el campus de Tulane University y Loyola University New Orleans.

Desde el primer congreso realizado en Nicaragua 1993, CILCA se ha caracterizado por ser un espacio de intercambio intelectual y de amistad para académicas/os, escritoras/es y lectoras/es. El congreso se ha efectuado en todos los países centroamericanos y por primera vez en su historia, CILCA se realizará en los Estados Unidos. La ciudad escogida es Nueva Orleáns, puerta de entrada hacia el Caribe y los países de América Central. El intercambio cultural entre Nueva Orleáns y América Central ha sido intenso por muchísimos años, y la ciudad alberga una de las comunidades de origen hondureño más grandes de los Estados Unidos. Tulane University tiene estrechos lazos con la región a través del Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, y the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola University New Orleans se ha distinguido por el trabajo con las comunidades hispanas que realizan varias de sus unidades académicas, incluyendo the Law School y el Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

La organización de CILCA XXIII la realizan la Dra. Maureen Shea y el Dr. Uriel Quesada, expertos en literatura y cultura centroamericanas, con el apoyo del Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creador y promotor de CILCA.

La convocatoria será publicada en agosto 2014.

Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Purdue University Calumet invite you to the Congress on Literature and Culture of Central America (CILCA XXIII) which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana March 11-13 2015 on the campuses of Tulane and Loyola New Orleans.

From the first conference, held in Nicaragua in 1993, CILCA has been a space for intellectual exchange and friendship for academics and writers. The conference has been held in all of the Central American countries and for the first time in its history will be held in the United States. New Orleans, the gateway to the Caribbean and Central America, has been chosen as the location. New Orleans and Central America have a longstanding cultural exchange and New Orleans has one of the largest Honduran communities in the United States. Tulane has long connections with the region through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, and the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola New Orleans works closely with hispanic communities particularly through the Law school and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

CILCA XXIII is organized by Drs. Maureen Shea and Uriel Quesada, experts on the literature and culture of Central America, with the support of Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creator of CILCA.

Call for papers coming in August 2014.