Undergraduate and graduate students interested in attending the field project may reach us via the contact us page on this website.  Applications need to be submitted through the East Carolina University (ECU) or the University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW) Study Abroad Offices (see flyers below).  If you are an out-of-state student, please contact us in regards to which program you should apply to.  The links for each office is here:

ECU Study Abroad Office: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/summerabroad/

UNCW Study Abroad Office: https://itsappserv02.uncw.edu/intprogapp/default.aspx

You can also log on to our Facebook page for more information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1140434982666993/

The field school will begin May 29, 2017 and end June 25, 2017. Please note that students will be expected to stay at the Mawar Home Stay (see below) the night of May 28.


Space is limited and competitive and below are the requirements: 

-All students are welcome regardless of their university affiliation
-2.5+ GPA
-Students with course work in anthropology, biology, zoology, primatology, ecology, animal behavior, and environmental science are especially encouraged to apply

How can I apply?


1.) Please provide the name, phone number, e-mail address, and affiliation of two academic references. These individuals should be able to speak directly to the student's maturity, potential for success in a study abroad program, and capacity for success in an intensive research environment. Please note, at this stage we are not requesting a letter of recommendation.

2.) Please provide thoughtful answers to the following questions. Your response should be 1-2 single spaced pages long. a.) What aspect(s) of this study abroad program inspires / excites / intrigues you? b.) How will this field school compliment your field of study (i.e. your undergraduate major) and build toward your academic and/or career goals? Discuss previous coursework that supports your application to this program. c.) Do your interests lie in macaque behavior, human-macaque interactions, human attitudes towards the macaques, the cultural practices of the Balinese, or some combination of these topics? Explain. d.) Studying abroad is exciting, thought provoking, and challenging. What challenges do you expect to encounter and how will you negotiate through them?