The Off the Beaten Track Summer School offers both budding social scientists and more advanced scholars a rare opportunity to do ethnographic research on an island with 7,000 years of history. The school is held annually on the islet of Gozo, one of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese Archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean. 

Participants of the Off the Beaten Track program get the unique opportunity to acquire 'in the field' experience. We facilitate and monitor the progress of each project, and guide interested participants through the process of publishing peer-reviewed research results. The program is built through extensive experience. With its first edition in 2006, the school is now the longest standing cultural anthropology field school in the world.

Read more about the Off the Beaten Track Summer Field school opportunity and apply for the field school Scholarship!

Please contact Jacob Heinricher (an Illinois Anthropology alumni!) at for questions!