The Center for Archaeological and Tropical Studies
The Center for Archaeological and Tropical Studies

Apply Now for the Summer 2019 Semester in Belize

Complete the following steps to apply for Summer 2019 at the PfBAP as a student or volunteer.

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Download, print, and complete the following forms:

    Adobe PDF Agreement with Respect to Images, Photographs, Digital Images, and any other Recorded Media

    Adobe PDF Terms and Conditions of Participation

    Adobe PDF Assignment of Copyright

    Adobe PDF Consent and Release for Interview, Photographing, Videotaping and/or Website Use

    Adobe PDF Medical Insurance Information and Medical Waiver
     
  3. Prepare the following items:
    1. Check for your deposit of US $365.00 payable to Dr. Fred Valdez. Please include the student’s full name at the top of the check and write “PfBAP/CATS” in the memo section.
      • NOTE: The $365.00 deposit is required to reserve your position. Of the deposit, $100.00 is a non-refundable processing fee. The balance of $1,400.00 must be received by April 1, 2019, after which date the entire deposit of $365.00 is non-refundable. The entire program fee is non-refundable after the program begins on May 26, 2019
    2. Photocopy of your passport photo page. A valid passport is required to enter Belize.
  4. Submit the completed forms and payments to Dr. Fred Valdez directly, or mail them to:

    PfBAP Field School in Belize
    1 University Station R7500
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Center for Archaeological and Tropical Studies/TARL
    Austin, TX 78712 

Application Deadlines

Students at The University of Texas at Austin who will register for academic credit and who wish to be eligible to apply for the Belize field school program scholarship must apply by February 15, 2019. This scholarship is available only to students at The University of Texas at Austin who will be registering for academic credit.

All students at The University of Texas at Austin who will be registering for academic credit must apply by March 15, 2019Any student who applies after the February 15 deadline will not be eligible to apply for the program scholarship. 

Others, including volunteers from The University of Texas at Austin and students or volunteers from other institutions, must apply by April 1, 2019.