The Kenyon-Honduras Program
The Kenyon-Honduras Archaeology and Anthropology Program is a unique learning environment designed to challenge the imaginations and support the research efforts of undergraduates. Seminars on the cultures, history, politics, and prehistory of Central America are combined with student-directed independent research projects, fieldtrips to areas discussed in class, and living in a rural Honduran community where very few foreigners reside. Concepts and information encountered in readings and class discussions are directly tested and used by students in their own investigations of specific topics and through daily interactions with neighbors and friends within the local community. Far from being a passive recipient of knowledge, you actively apply ideas to real world situations. Conducting research and living within a foreign community help you appreciate another culture as lived experience and not dry abstraction. What you take away from the experience - deep understandings of approaches to knowledge, another way of life, and your own abilities - is invaluable, and difficult to achieve in other, more traditional learning environments.
The program is offered in alternating years during the spring semester. Applications for the spring 2012 semester are currently being accepted.
Questions? Contact the program directors...