Information for Applicants

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The 2017 Koobi Fora Field School application WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 2017!

 APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN NOVEMBER 2017: USE THIS LINK TO APPLY! 

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR QUALIFYING STUDENTS!

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at koobiforafiedlschool@gmail.com. We will be happy to let you know more information about the program.

**Enrollment is limited. Applicants will be screened on the basis of academic records. George Washington University, the National Museums of Kenya and the Koobi Fora Field School reserves the right to make any changes to this program as necessary, which may include delay and/or cancellation of this program.

 

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Specifics

Dates:

June 9th — July 22nd  2018 (6 weeks)

Costs:

  • The cost last year for the field school was $5493 for undergraduate students (4 credits) and $6400 for graduate students (4 credits). This includes the cost of credits from the George Washington University as well as a small lab fee (~$225). There are annual increases for the cost of a credit at GWU and we should know what the final costs are in the near future but these values are guides.
  • During your stay in Kenya all food and housing expenses will be covered from the night before formal instruction begins until the night you arrive back in Nairobi (after the trip down from Koobi Fora).
  • The field school can be taken for 3 to 6 credits; if you are not a GW student you will receive 4 credits as a non-degree student.

In addition to the above cost, you will also be responsible for:

  • Flight to Kenya: We will try to organize a group flight so several students arrive at the same time. We will collect you from (and return you to) the airport.
  • Health Insurance: You will be required to provide proof of health insurance that will cover you while you are overseas. We will supply emergency evacuation insurance. There are several affordable options for international study abroad insurance which you can learn about through our office.
  • Preventative vaccinations and malarial prophylaxis: Please see a travel health care professional for advice on what is necessary for Kenya. The CDC provides a useful guide for traveling to Kenya.
  • You will need some equipment for the trip: Good boots, a tent, a backpack, at least two water bottles, a field notebook, sunscreen, and loads of enthusiasm.
**GWU STUDENTS: If you are interested in the Koobi Fora Field School please contact Dr. Braun as soon as possible to determine if you are eligible for a competitive fellowship program. Several students from our 2017 class were supported by various programs at George Washington University

WE HAVE A FEW FULL FELLOWSHIP PACKAGES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS WHO APPLY. YOU MUST BE AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE ENTIRE KOOBI FORA FIELD SCHOOL PROGRAM WHICH INCLUDES

A MONTH LONG ONLINE COURSE (MAY 2017)

6 WEEKS OF FIELDWORK (JUNE-JULY 2017) AND

A FOLLOW UP WORKSHOP IN THE FOLLOWING FALL (NOVEMBER 2017)

 

 

 

 

Contact Details

David R. BraunCo-Director
Phone: 202-994-6953
Email: drbraun76@gmail.com

Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd St NW, Suite 6000
Washington, DC 20052

Fax: 202-994-6097