Outbound Opportunities

Sri Lanka Field School in Bio-Cultural Anthropology 2016

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The field school to Sri Lanka provides a unique learning opportunity for MRU students. Participants will travel to the beautiful island of Sri Lanka and learn about the biological and cultural diversity of Sri Lankans. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Earn  MRU credit for ANTH 2121 - Field Studies in Anthropology
  • Visit prehistoric caves, world heritage archaeological sites and museums
  • Observe primates and appreciate Sri Lanka's biodiversity
  • Attend workshops, training and lectures by Sri Lankan experts
  • Connect with Sri Lankan undergraduates and experience Sri Lankan hospitality

View the Spring 2016 Sri Lanka Field School brochure.Information Sessions

To find out more, attend one of the scheduled information sessions listed below. If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled sessions, please email international@mtroyal.ca for further information.

Tuesday, September 223:00 - 3:50 PMEA 1055
Wednesday, September 2311:00 - 11:50 AMEA 1070
Friday, September 2512:00 - 12:50 PMEA 1070
Monday, September 283:30 - 4:20 PMEA 1055
Tuesday, October 273:30 - 4:20 PMEA 1050

 Program Travel Dates

May 23 - June 12, 2016

Note: Participants will attend on-campus lectures at MRU both before and after the actual travel dates. Participants should be available through June 27, 2016. Eligibility

The field school is open to all students. Recommended preparation is 1000-level or 2000-level anthropology course. Application Process

Email the Office of International Education at international@mtroyal.ca to obtain the official Field School Application Form or download it here.

Submit the following to the Office of International Education (EB 3021) by November 20, 2015:

  • The completed Field School Application Forms
  • A 300-400 word Statement of Purpose describing your interest in being part of this opportunity
  • An unofficial transcript  

Program Costs

Sri Lanka Field School Program Fees - $2,990.00

The Sri Lanka Field School Program Fees include local transportation in Sri Lanka, accommodation in double/triple rooms, some meals, bottled water, faculty and assistant expenses, MRU administration fee, honoraria for guest lecturers, activity/entrance fees and gratuities.

Program fees are payable in person at the Office of the Registrar (A101) using the blue Field School Payment Slip, according to the payment deadlines outlined in the following table. The blue payment slip can be obtained from the Office of International Education (EB 3021) after participant acceptance.

Program Fee Payment Deadlines:

1st deposit*December 18, 2015$500
2nd depositJanuary 22, 2016$1,245
3rd depositFebruary 19, 2016$1,245

 *Initial program deposit is non-refundable and secures the participant's place in the program. Possibility of refund of subsequent deposits due to withdrawal form the program will be assessed and determined at the time of withdrawal. Program fees do not include course tuition.


MRU Tuition & General Fees

MRU Tuition and fees for ANTH 2121 (3 credits) are in addition to the program fees and will be assessed to each student's account in April, 2016. They are payable to MRU by the spring 2016 fee payment deadline.


Additional Student Expenses

Students are responsible for all additional expenses not included in the program fees such as return airfare to Sri Lanka, trip interruption and cancellation insurance , travel health and medical insurance, passport, Sri Lankan visa, food not covered in the program fee, travel essentials, personal spending, etc. Estimates of additional student costs are available at he Information Sessions listed below and from the Office of International Education.

Contact Information

Dr. Samanti Kulatilake

Department of Sociology & Anthropology



Trinda Guillet

Office of International Education