BVAR Field School Application

***Due to the coronavirus global pandemic, the June and July 2020 BVAR sessions have been cancelled. See our statement on the coronavirus here.


You are applying to join a research project that is operating in a culturally diverse country, under conditions which will likely be quite different from those to which you are accustomed to in your home country. The project involves hard physical labor and the ability to live and cooperate in close quarters with others in a tropical environment. This questionnaire helps to ensure that the project operates smoothly and that we have some idea of your skills, interests, strengths, and weaknesses prior to the beginning of the field season. Please try to answer as accurately and completely as possible. You may complete the online questionnaire below, or you may download the pdf form and return your answers via email. Please do not send us duplicate questionnaires.

*Optional* academic credit is offered for this program through Northern Arizona University.  You must participate for a minimum of four weeks in order to earn credit, and there will be additional fees paid to NAU.

Detailed information and NAU’s Study Abroad application can be found here


Once you hit send you will receive a message that indicates that your application has been received. If you do not receive this message, then your application has not gone through. If you have any issues with this form, you can email a PDF application (below) to If you do not receive an email a week after submitting your form, send an email to us to check on the status of your application.

PDF Application

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