Hillsborough Community College
4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd. DSSC 322
Tampa, FL 33614
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Belize: Study Biological, Tropical, and Environmental Sciences

Term To Study: Summer 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 02, 2020
Program Starts: Jun 01, 2020
Program Ends: Jun 09, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $2,800
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
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 $2,800 without scholarship award.
Approximately $1,500 with scholarship award.

Payment Deadlines for students receiving scholarship:
$200 deposit must be submitted with application
$650 first payment installment due on March 13, 2020
$650 second payment installment due on April 3, 2020

Program Description

Taking place over 9 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.) TBA
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: YES
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Hillsborough Community College Center for International Education