Off The Beaten Track Summer School 2019

Off The Beaten Track Summer School 2019

Published: 15 October 2018

Off The Beaten Track Summer School for Anthropology and Ethnography

Gozo (Malta) - Europe

Session 1: June 5 - June 24, 2019
Session 2: July 2 - July 21, 2019
Session 3: July 29 - August 17, 2019

About the Summer School

The Off The Beaten Track program started in 2006 and is now - with 27 editions over the past 13 years - the longest standing anthropology field school in the world. Our basecamp is located on the islet of Gozo, one of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese Archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean. The program offers a unique opportunity to acquire 'in the field' experience. The islands present a balance of past and present, where rural Mediterranean traditions intersect with foreign influence in small villages.

The Malta Summer School international faculty and staff help connect students and locals. They facilitate and monitor the progress of each student's project and guide all interested participants through the process of publishing the results of their research. The program is residential and conducted in English.

The participants

The field school is directed towards young anthropologists and cultural scientists; however, any individual who would like to learn about anthropological research and fieldwork is welcome. Previous knowledge or experience is not required. We aim for an individually tailored program that can start at any level. Even PhD research (or pre-research) can be included and guided. The school has a strong socio-cultural focus, but any topic can be covered in the individual program of the student. Each session has a maximum of 16 participants with a 2:1 student to staff ratio. Places are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis to suitably qualified candidates.


The tuition fee is 3,250.00 euros.

This fee includes:

  • Full Board (accommodation, food, drinks)
  • All program related activities
  • Official Attendance certificate and transcript
  • Supervision with fieldwork analysis and in the write-up stages
  • Peer reviewed publication of the participants’ research paper.

How to apply

Full details of the International Summer School including how to apply and entry requirements can be found at:


Rolling admissions, with a maximum of 16 participants per session. When it is full, it is full (usually by the beginning of December).


Students should apply directly to the Program via their website.

If you wish to transfer credit for the program, you must first seek approval from your faculty for credit transfer through Cross-Institutional EnrolmentFor more information see - Applying for credit and funding for your overseas short course.

Complete this UNSW Overseas Short Course Application Form and Transfer of Credit Form.

For more information see - Applying for credit and funding for your overseas short course.

Risk assessment

All programs involve some degree of risk to participants. If you choose to source a provider on your own, please remember to do some research on them first and ensure that they are a legitimate organisation and that the product they offer will definitely meet your requirements. Students are therefore advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk.

Before departure

All students should register their travel with UNSW. You should also undertake a risk assessment before heading overseas. For more information see - How to prepare for departure.

More information

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