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: http://www.latam.ufl.edu/academic/Content/GarifunaSummerInstitute.pdf.