Register for a Project


You are applying to join a research project, which is operating in a culturally diverse country under conditions which will likely be quite different from those to which you are accustomed. The project involves hard physical labor and the ability to live and cooperate in close quarters with others in an environment unlike your home country. 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.

This application will take about 10 minutes to complete.

1 — Project request
Please include the country and dates you wish to attend.
If your first choice is unavailable, please indicate the country and dates for your second choice.
2 — Personal information
Name *
Date of birth *
Date of birth
Most AFAR projects are available from 8th grade through high school senior year.
3 — Contact information
Address *
Phone *
4 — Primary parent
Primary parent *
Primary parent
Primary parent phone *
Primary parent phone
5 — Secondary parent (optional)
Second parent
Second parent
Second parent phone
Second parent phone
6 — New applicant background
New applicants are required to submit the names of two current teachers that you would like to use as references. Applicants should be currently enrolled in these teacher’s classes. Project space is limited so applications will be judged by committee. Your application and the recommendations provided by teachers will determine project acceptance.
Please list which countries you have visited and when.
7 — Medical and dietary concerns
It is imperative that we are aware of any special medical and dietary concerns, which you may have. We may not be able to accommodate certain special diets and no facilities exist to deal with severe handicaps or medical conditions.