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Field Station

The field station is based in the area of Sololá, beside Lake Atitlán in the western highlands of Guatemala, close to communities speaking several Mayan languages and close to our partner NGO Wuqu' Kawoq and to the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala - Altiplano Campus.


Several field station researchers will be presenting their work at the upcoming Form and Analysis in Mayan Linguistics (FAMLI) conference!

The first group of language scientists from UMD has arrived in Guatemala for a month of Mayan language study and research.  Throughout June, they will be taking intensive classes in Kaqchikel, staying with Kaqchikel-speaking host families, working on language research projects and observing the work of healthcare non-profit Wuqu’ Kawoq / Maya Health Alliance.

Lake Atitlán. Francisco Anzola, CC-BY 2.0

Applications for our 2018 field school are now open (application deadline March 5th). The program dates for our 4 week summer school are May 26th - June 24th, 2018.

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