Belize: Anthropology

May 30, 2017 —June 28, 2017

Quick Info

  • Program Dates: May 30, 2017 —June 28, 2017
  • Early Application Deadline: February 10, 2017
  • Final Application Deadline: February 24, 2017
  • Location(s): Belize
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Base Price: $3,755
$100 Application fee discount extended to February 24, 2017 for this program!

Immerse yourself in Belize as you practice field research with an experienced faculty member from Northern Kentucky University. Gain valuable skills such as ethnographic interviewing to develop an appreciation for Belizean cultural diversity.

Community-based Research Project

The ethnographic field school, as part of the CfAA, is partnering with Belizean institutes and associations in order to contribute to an understanding of household economy and agricultural knowledge of sugar cane farmers in Orange Walk District village communities. Our community partners will use our results and recommendations to develop and conduct workshops for farmers on agricultural techniques, economics, health, and other community development topics. Currently, our community partners include the: Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, National Institute of Culture and History, Progressive Sugar Cane Producers Association, and Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute.

Program Excursions

In addition to conducting community-based research, we plan to visit the Belize Zoo, Banquitas House of Culture, Cuello's Distillery, Lamanai Maya Ruins (via boat on the New River), Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve (Cave Tubing), and the Tower Hill (Sugar Cane) Factory. Locations are subject to change and may be cancelled due to weather or other factors beyond our control.

Included:

  • Ground transportation between program sites
  • Accommodations in twin rooms with occasional use of multi-bedded rooms
  • All required program excursions
  • Course-related activities and entrances
  • Daily breakfast and dinner are included
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7

Accommodations:

Participants will reside at D*Victoria Hotel in Orange Walk. Accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy with occasional use of triple rooms. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan and private bath.

Group Travel:

Estimated Cost: $650 - $850
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

Program requires round-trip air transportation from Cincinnati, Ohio to Belize. Ground transportation is provided by CCSA once in Belize. Round-trip air transpiration from other cities MAY be considered on a case-by-case basis at an additional cost.

Courses Offered

Anthropology

Ethnographic Field School in Belize
Course Description: The ethnographic field school partners with Belizean institutes and associations in order to contribute to an understanding of household economy and agricultural knowledge of sugar cane farmers in Orange Walk District village communities. Our community partners will use our results and recommendations to develop and conduct workshops for farmers on agricultural techniques, economics, health, and other community development topics.
Prerequisite: One semester of anthropology
Douglas Hume | 4 Cr. Hrs. UD, 3 Cr. Hrs. GR | LD/UD

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