Hillsborough Community College
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Belize

Belize: Study Biological, Tropical, and Environmental Sciences

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2018
Program Starts: May 23, 2018
Program Ends: May 31, 2018
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $2,735
Link 1: 2015 Participant's Final Project
Program Locations: Belize City
Contact Phone: 813-253-7259
Contact Name: Tom Klee
Contact Email: tklee@hccfl.edu
What is Included: Airfare
Airport Taxes
Ground transportation
Accommodations
Travel medical Insurance
All meals
Academic and cultural lectures and activities as noted
Admission fees for scheduled cultural visits
What is not Included: Tuition and fees (3 credit hours)
Passport application (if needed)
Immunization Fees
Estimated Costs: Approximately $2735 without scholarship award.
Approximately $1235 with scholarship award.

Payment Deadlines for students receiving scholarship:
$200 deposit must be submitted with application
$518 first payment installment due on March 22, 2018
$517 second payment installment due on April 12, 2018


Documents: 
hcc_belize_flyer_proof_2018.pdf
Program Description

Taking place over 10 days, you'll divide your time between exploring the lush tropical rain forest and snorkeling in the Belize Barrier Reef, one of the hemisphere's largest coral reefs.

Learn about sustainable forestry at the Hill Bank Field Station and participate in eco-friendly efforts by planting trees. You will discover Mayan ruins at the Lamanai archeological site and take part in several learning activities including a medicinal walk and a crocodile-spotting tour.

For the remaining days, the trip moves on to South Water Caye. Here you will spend several days learning about Belizan marine life. Activities include a boat tour of the area mangroves and reefs, identifying marine life, and a visit to a bird sanctuary site.

Academic features of the trip include:
Course: IDS 2159 Environmental Issues, 3 credits
-- Pre-departure assignments and an online discussion board
-- Daily in-field lectures, such as Principles of Forest Management, and Carbon Sequestration Projects
-- Exploration of Belize’s environment, examining:
- Plants and wildlife, including crocodile, bird and other animal habitat Marine life, including coral reefs, fish and turtles
- Maya and pre-Maya history, architecture and culture


Pre-departure Orientation Dates:
1.) April 13, 2018
2.) TBA
3.) TBA


Re-entry Meeting Date:
1.) TBA

Quick Facts

Population: 327719
Capital: Belmopan
Per-capita GDP: $ 8400
Size: 22966 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 06:00 hours) Central Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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Hillsborough Community College Center for International Education