Re: student summer program in Third World?

Danny Yee (danny@ORTHANC.CS.SU.OZ.AU)
Wed, 1 Dec 1993 22:04:42 +1100

Leyla Nayzi writes:
> Dear friends,
> For someone living and teaching in Istanbul, and feeling somewhat distant
> from what's going on in the States, it's great to be on this network. The
> reason I am writing is this. Recently, several undergradents of mine
> at Bogazici University in Istanbul, expressed interest in working in a Third
> World country during the summer. They are second year students who speak
> good English (teaching is in English at Bogazici). They enjoy anthropology
> courses, and would like to have an experience in a Third World setting, be
> it Latin America, Asia or South Africa. They are prepared to get themselvs
> over to the country in question and are prepared to work. Does anyone know
> of any summer program for undergrad which will expose them to a Third World
> setting and give them some ethnographic experience? I would appreciate it
> if you would let me know. Thanks. Leyla Neyzi

I'm in a similar position. I'm a computer science graduate who is
interested in anthropology (I am probably going to abandon my CS PhD),
and would really like to do some fieldwork. If someone wants a
volunteer research assistant I am willing to pay my own airfare to
anywhere in the world.

Usefull skills:
* I'm a competent programmer (C, shell) with a solid maths/physics background.
* A basic (and steadily increasing) knowledge of Indonesian, and
simple German.
* Good written skills (I write book reviews)

Anyone want me? :-)

Danny Yee.