Sunday, December 7, 2008

The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce the Garifuna Language Summer Institute to be offered in La Ceiba, Honduras from May 10 – June 19, 2009.

The Garifuna Summer Institute provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to acquire proficiency in Garifuna, an endangered Afro-Indigenous and Caribbean language. This six-week intensive immersion course will familiarize students with modern Garifuna language and culture through classroom study and excursions to local sites. Students will take 6 credits of Beginning Garifuna (LAS 4956) and 3 credits of Garifuna Culture (LAS 4956/LAS 6938). The Institute is a FLAS-approved program.

The undergraduate program fee is $2766 and the graduate program fee is $3432. The program fee includes tuition, course materials, lodging, lunches during the week, international health insurance with emergency medical assistance, and group excursions. Round-trip airfare, most meals, personal travel, and personal expenses are not included.

The application deadline is March 16, 2009. Non-UF students are encouraged to apply. Additional program details, as well as information on how to apply online, can be found at: