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Program will not be offered in 2010 but may be available in future; please inquire to Overseas Study.

  • Spectacular, unspoiled alpine scenery
  • Mountain ranges include five of the world’s twelve tallest peaks
  • Home to more than 40 ethnic groups rich in history
  • Vibrant traditions of music, art and culture
Tentative Dates
  • To Be Determined
Program Organization
  • Summer Archaeological Field School
  • Predeparture orientation in Bloomington
  • One week of class meetings at IUB or online preceding departure
  • 2-week program; students from the U.S. and Kyrgystan will be partnered
  • 10 days of mapping and excavation in Koch Kor Valley
  • Professor Anne Pyburn, Resident Director
Academic Program
  • 3 IU credits applicable to anthropology major or minor
    • Field Work in Archaeology (ANTH-P 405)
  • Apartments in Bishkek; tents during archaeological field work
  • Meals on-campus and at restaurants; meals prepared by camp cook

You may apply if you

  • are a degree candidate at any U.S. college or university who is making normal academic progress,
  • are in at least your fourth full-time semester of college,
  • are willing to engage in strenuous activity and share rustic field accommodations without amenities, and
  • have approximately a 3.0 out of 4.0 cumulative GPA.
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and match between program and applicant's academic needs.
Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.
Additional Program Information
  • Contact Professor Anne Pyburn by e-mail at apyburn [at] indiana [dot] edu
Financial Aid
How to Apply for this Program

Application Deadline

  • To Be Determined

Estimated Costs

Summer 2006

  • Fees paid to IU: (academic fees, excursions, housing, most meals, health insurance)
    • Indiana resident $1,637
    • Non-resident $2,800
  • Graduate Students: Contact Overseas Study for fee information.

Initial payment of $500 due two weeks after acceptance.