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  • Locations: Orange Walk, Belize
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Course Disciplines: Anthropology Program Type: Short Program (2-4 weeks)
Language Requirement: No
Program Description:

Program Details:

Program Base Price: $3,999
Airfare: $550 - $750
Dates: Jun 14, 2022 – Jul 13, 2022
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)

Program Description:

Spend a month in Belize doing field research with an experienced Northern Kentucky University faculty member. Gain valuable skills such as ethnographic interviewing to develop an appreciation for Belizean cultural diversity.



Participants will reside at D’Victoria Hotel in Orange Walk. Accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy with occasional use of triple rooms. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, and private bath.

More Info:

The price of this CCSA program includes:
  • Accommodations, including daily breakfast and dinner
  • Course-related activities and entrances fees
  • All course-related ground transportation
  • Additional cultural program excursions
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance* (International Programs Only)
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7

Course(s) Offered:


Ethnographic Field School in Belize
Course Description: The ethnographic field school, as part of the CCSA, is partnering with Belizean institutes and associations in order to contribute to an understanding of household economy and agricultural knowledge of sugar cane farmers in Orange Walk District village communities. Our current research includes the following topics: Biological and Cultural Contributions to Kidney Disease; and Cultural Models of Agrichemicals, Child Labor, Community Development, Nature, Pests, Protective Gear, Soils, Sugar Cane Price Fluctuation, and Sugar Cane Varieties. Our community partners will use our results and recommendations to develop and conduct workshops for farmers on agricultural techniques, economics, health, and other community development topics. Currently, our community partners include the: Belize Sugar Cane Farmer’s Association National Institute of Culture and History, Progressive Sugar Cane Producer’s Association, and Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute.

Upper Division Undergraduate and Graduate Level earn 4 credit hours.
Prerequisite: One course in anthropology or other social/behavioral science
WKU Course: ANTH 495 / ANTH 495G
Dr. Douglas Hume | 4 Cr. Hrs. | U/G

This program is currently not accepting applications.