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Program Description:

Program Dates:
May 18, 2016 – June 2, 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. Join us as we explore the physical/historical geography and cultural landscapes of Belize through visits to cayes, island reefs, mountains, rainforests and ruins. A special feature of this program is the opportunity to snorkel at a World Heritage site.

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. 

Tropical Biology in Belize
Experience two of Earth's most diverse ecosystems by exploring both a tropical rainforest and coral reef in Belize. Study the fascinating biotic and abiotic features that characterize these systems and observe the complex interactions of their flora and fauna. In the rain forest, see iguanas, howler monkeys, and leaf cutter ants while gaining insight to 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.

(3 cr. hrs., UD, Dr. Mark Christensen [] Georgetown College ) 

Explores the complexities and dimensions of health and illness through diverse cultural perspectives. Traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations are presented along with the influences of social, political, and demographic changes impacting issues and perceptions of health and illness in a multi-cultural society. Students will also participate in service learning by assisting with non-medical services at a rural community.

(3 cr. hrs., LD/UD, Dr. Shondell V Hickson [] Austin Peay State University)

Application Fee:
$150 if received by February 13, 2015
$250 if received between February 13, 2015 and February 27, 2015

Program price: $4,685 (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
all meals included

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.