Off the Beaten Track – Summer School for Anthropology and Ethnography


About the Summer School
The Off The Beaten Track program started in 2006 and is now – with 33 editions over the past 16 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.

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Location: Gozo (Malta) – Europe
Session 1: June 5 – June 24, 2021
Session 2: July 2 – July 21, 2021
Session 3: July 29 – August 17, 2021

Program Cost: 3.450 euros

Included in this fee are:
• Accommodation (apartments at basecamp)
• Breakfast and dinner
• Official Attendance Certificate
• Transcript of Records (3-9 semester credits)
• Supervision with fieldwork analysis and in the write-up stages after the program
• Peer reviewed publication
• (Airfare is not included)

How to apply
Full details of the International Summer School including how to apply and entry requirements can be found here.

Rolling admissions, with a maximum of 16 participants per session.

For further information, please visit our website or contact us.


Sam Janssen
Program Director