Yucatec Maya Summer Institute 2018

June 24, 2018

Each year, the Yucatec Maya Summer Institute enables students from across the United States to learn Mexico’s second most widely spoken indigenous language from native speakers and local professors. This year’s program got started last week with four beginning students … Continued

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2017 Yucatec Maya Institute Photo Gallery

July 31, 2017

Modern Yucatec Maya is a modern language spoken by people living in the Yucatán Peninsula and northern Belize. Sponsored by the UNC-Duke Consortium, the Yucatec Maya Summer Institute offers beginning, intermediate and advanced level instruction of modern Yucatec Maya. The … Continued

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Yucatec Maya students make connections

June 23, 2017

The Level 2 students of the Yucatec Maya  Institute deepened their knowledge of the continuity between ancient and contemporary Maya culture last week through an excursion to the archeological sites of Uxmal and Mayapán.  They were joined by a group … Continued

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LTAM Major Spotlight: Raina Enrique

February 26, 2017

The Latin American Studies Undergraduate major (LTAM) provides students with the opportunity to master multiple methodological skills and acquire the language competence through which to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the Latin American and Caribbean experience. In preparing students for … Continued

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Yucatec Maya Academic Program Director honored

July 29, 2016

Fidencio Briceño Chel, Academic Director of Yucatec Maya Program, was honored in Mexico for 30 years of work in the preservation and revitalization of Yucatec Maya language by the Merida’s City Hall. In his acceptance speech, Briceño Chel calls upon … Continued

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Photos: Museo Palacio Canton

June 21, 2015

We are delighted to share photos from our Yucatec Maya Institute friends and participants. We hope you have a wonderful experience! Courtesy of the Museo Palacio Canton Facebook page: En el Museo Palacio Cantón, nos llena de alegría recibir al … Continued

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Faculty Projects in the Yucatan

September 2, 2014

We are pleased to share a spotlight on faculty projects in the Yucatan. In partnership with InHerit and the Universidad del Oriente in Valladolid, archaeologists from UNC work collaboratively with community members in the investigation of the prehispanic to colonial … Continued

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Gallery: 2014 Yucatec Maya Institute

August 24, 2014

Sponsored by the UNC-Duke Consortium, the Yucatec Maya Summer Institute is open to students, faculty and the public. We followed along as students learned beginning, intermediate and advanced level the instruction of modern Yucatec Maya, and now, we are pleased … Continued

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