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Program Description:

Program Dates:
May 31 - June 29, 2016

Priority Deadline: February 12, 2016
Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

Credit: 3 credit hours 

Belize: an English-speaking country in the heart of Central America, home to one of the greatest concentrations of biodiversity on the planet, dotted with magnificent archaeological remnants of the Mayan people and populated by their descendants. But diversity in Belize doesn't end with its biological wonders, as you will discover for yourself by living among the people of Orange Walk on the CCSA Belize Anthropology Program.

The following course is offered on this CCSA program. For more information regarding academic content of individual courses, visit our website or email faculty at the address listed below each course description. Before applying for any course, please make note of course prerequisites, which must be completed, or waived by the course instructor, prior to the program's departure date. By combining this intensive study abroad experience with directed study activities preceding and/or following the travel portion of the program, students may earn three semester hours of college credit. 

Ethnographic Field School in Belize

This course immerses students in Belizean culture and trains them in contemporary anthropological field methods. While in Belize, studentswill be primarily engaged in guided applied ethnographic fieldwork. Students will learn about the local culture by doing participant-observation and conducting ethnographic interviews in a community-based research project. Students will learn research ethics, unobtrusive observation, participant observation, field note writing and coding, ethnographic and life history interviewing, ethnolinguistic data collection, community mapping, rapid assessment procedures, qualitative data analysis and other ethnographic methods in addition to basic ethnographic writing.

Prerequisite: one semester of anthropology

3 cr. hrs., UD/G, Douglas Hume, Ph.D. [] Northern Kentucky University 
Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the February 29, 2016 application deadline, as priority is given to early applications.


Application Fee:
$150 if received by February 12, 2016
$250 if received after February 12, 2016

Program price: $4,445 (includes airfare)

The price of this CCSA program includes:

round trip international airfare from one of CCSA's designated US departure cities
round trip ground transportation between airport and lodging in CCSA program location
accommodations in twin rooms, with occasional use of multi-bedded rooms
most program excursions, course-related activities and entrances
health and emergency evacuation insurance
daily breakfast and dinner

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates the Office of Education Abroad pre-approval deadline. Students will also need to meet the actual program application deadlines, which may be earlier. See the Getting Started page for more details.