CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
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Anthropology, Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, History, Race and Ethnicity, Sociology
Short Program (2-4 weeks)
3 Credit Hours
Belize Land & Sea May 10, 2022 – May 23, 2022
Program Base Price: $3,989
Estimated Airfare: $675 – $875 (estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)
Dates: May 10, 2022 – May 23, 2022
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)
Experience a tropical rainforest and coral reef just miles apart. Belize offers fascinating biological features that characterize these systems as you observe the interactions between humans and their environment. In the rainforest, see iguanas, howler monkeys and leaf cutter ants while gaining insight into the Mayan culture and its use of medicinal plants. On the coral reef, the longest in the Western Hemisphere, swim with brilliantly colored reef fish among the diverse assemblage of corals, sponges, and other invertebrates.
Participants will reside in 3 different accommodation sites throughout Belize.
The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center offers comfortable dormitory style accommodations, which are equipped with hot and cold showers, restrooms, wash house and study area. All rooms have 110V outlets, ceiling or standing fans and fresh linen is provided.
Blue Creek is a small Mayan Village that offers rustic cabins, which vary in size and accommodate 2 to 10 individuals. There is no furniture, drawers or closets. Bathrooms with toilets and showers (water pumped directly from the creek) are located in a central common building. Virtually everyone bathes in the creek (with swimsuits) using biodegradable camp soap.
South Water Caye offers a dorm with bunk beds and restrooms with showers and hot and cold running water.
Participants will need to pack bed linens and towels, as they are NOT provided at Blue Creek and South Water Caye.
Health and emergency evacuation insurance* (International Programs Only)
Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
Biology / Earth & Environmental Science
Course Description: Study examples of Earth’s most diverse ecosystems by exploring both tropical rainforests and a coral reef in Belize. At Blue Creek Field Station, you will live and work within a primary rainforest surrounded by a wealth of biodiversity ranging from large buttressed trees to howler monkeys. While on South Water Caye, part of the longest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere, you will study reef structure, mangrove forests and grass beds while swimming among brilliantly-colored reef fish and corals.