2023 Cuba Ethnographic Field School

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Cuba Ethnographic Field School 2020. Illustration by José Manuel Fernández

Cuba Ethnographic Field School 2023

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria is organizing for another year the Cuba Ethnographic field school from July 9-30, 2023.

This year’s theme is Todavía queda luz/ There is still light. While exploring ethnographic methodologies, participants will discover some of the unique contemporary cultural practices, social and economic dynamics that characterize the biggest island in the Caribbean. For more information, please contact the main organizer of the field school, Dr. Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier (alexbf@uvic.ca).

Credits: total of 3 credits

  • ANTH 381: Cultural Anthropology Field School Methods -1.5 credits
  • ANTH 382: Cultural Anthropology Field School Regional Topics - 1.5 credits

Applications no longer accepted.

See longer description here.

Non-UVic student applicants - please read this document which outlines the processes and costs associated with participating in this field school as a non-UVic student.

Important Dates:

  • October 20, 2022 - Thursday: Information session, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Cornet A319 and on zoom.
  • November 25, 2022 - Friday: Application form returned to Department of Anthropolgy main office in Cornett B228 by 4pm or email to Jindra Bélanger. Waiver form will be available soon and posted on the website.
  • December 2, 2022- Friday: Applicants notified of acceptance by email.
  • December 19, 2022 - Friday: 50% deposit due in the Anthropology main office
    Cornett B228 by 4:00pm (refundable only if the field school is cancelled).
  • February 17, 2023 - Friday: Full balance of payment due in the Anthropology
    main office Cornett B228 by 4:00pm (refundable only if the field school is
  • April 15-16 and 22-23, 2023: Intensive mandatory workshops at UVic. These
    occur on a Saturday and Sunday. It is possible for students who are not in Victoria
    to join via zoom.
  • July 9-30, 2023: Field school in Cuba.


  • Student International Activities Fund: The Student International Activities Fund (SIAF) supports full-time UVic undergraduate and graduate students participating in international activities. Eligible activities include but are not limited to: study abroad and exchange programs organized by UVic, international internships, co-op placements, and practicums; field schools; and volunteer programs.  Awards of $1,000 (undergraduate students) and $5,000 (graduate) available for activities in Asia and Australia/NZ.
  • One World Scholarship: The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, provides One World International Scholarships to support study or work abroad programs outside Canada and the United States. Between $2,000 – $5,000 are awarded to students participating in study, or work-abroad programs that are either experiential learning opportunities (language or cultural training), or that provide credits toward the BC academic credential they are working towards.

Deadline for both programs - third Wednesday of March i.e. March 15 2023. More info here.

  • 2022 BC Study Abroad Scholarship: The goal of the award is to document and celebrate the study abroad experience through student-generated content. Scholarship recipients will receive $500 (virtual study abroad program) or $1000 (in-person study abroad program) and the opportunity to share their in-person and/or virtual exchange study abroad experience via blog and photos. Deadline Nov 10, 2022. More info here.

For further support funds see here.


Recapture the 2018 experience of CASCA-CUBA.