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*J-Term Neah Bay, Washington | Makah Culture Past & Present (ANTH 190) A, F, SO / (192) A, SO / (491) [Accepting Applications]
Neah Bay, United States; Parkland, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: J-Term
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Restrictions: PLU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Housing Option: Cabin Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Type: Faculty-Led Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite:
None Class Eligibility: 1.First-Year, 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior
Academic Area: Anthropology Language Courses Offered: No
Credit Type:
Department Credit, Elective, General Education (A), General Education (F), General Education (SO) Program Advisor: Megan Grover
Eligible to Non-PLU Students: No Faculty Leader(s): Dr. David Huelsbeck, Dr. Jordan Levy
PLU Global Scholar Award eligible?:
Yes Program may include: Service Learning/Volunteer
Program Description:
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Neah Bay
Program Overview:
Makah Culture Past and Present examines the archaeology and history of this Native American Tribe and then spends almost two weeks on their reservation experiencing contemporary and traditional Makah Culture. Mornings are spent in a variety of volunteer placements in the community ranging from Head Start to the Senior Center. Afternoons and evenings focus on traditional and contemporary culture. Each year is a little different but past classes have included traditional stories by a Makah storyteller, a Makah language class, basket weaving and carving, local foods, hikes in the rain forest and on the beach, tribal government and the relationship between environmental protection legislation and Makah Culture. The result is immersion in Makah Culture.

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Tentative Program Dates:
January 3-31, 2018
12-days at Neah Bay

Final Program Fee:
$1,300  

Cost Includes:
  • Lodging
  • Program-related ground transportation
  • Some meals
  • All entry fees to sites required for class and group excursions
Not included in the Itinerary:
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Cost of individual recreation
  • Laundry and personal expenses
  • Telephone/Internet charges


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
J-Term 2018 11/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/03/2018 01/31/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.