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Yucatec Maya Institute

Sponsored by the UNC-Duke Consortium, the Yucatec Maya Summer Institute offers beginning, intermediate and advanced level instruction of modern Yucatec Maya. The courses are open to students, faculty, and the public. Modern Yucatec Maya is a language spoken today by people living in the Yucatán Peninsula and northern Belize.
June 22 – July 31, 2020 – Offered Online
Beginning-Intermediate-Advanced Courses

Distance Learning Course (6 credits)

DESCRIPTION: The Yucatec Maya Summer Institute offers an intensive language learning environment. Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, the program has been approved as an intensive online course. It will continue to provide students with a solid linguistic and cultural foundation while working with Yucatan-based instructors and teaching assistants in class and in some group practice sessions. Students in each of the three levels (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) will engage in a combination of classroom activities, lessons, virtual excursions, and lectures with Yucatec Maya scholars. For a recent flyer, Click Here

Funding Opportunities

Eligible students may apply for Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships through February 4, 2022 by contacting Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz at

Application & Enrollment

Limited Space still available. Late applications will be considered only if space is available. For Applications Contact: The Study Abroad Office, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center CB# 3130 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3130, 919-962-7002,

For More Information

Contact Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz at: The Yucatec Maya Summer Institute, FedEx Global Education Center CB#3205, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3205, (919) 962-2418 or email: