Belize: Land & Sea

May 15, 2017 —May 31, 2017

Belize connects pristine Caribbean waters to ancient Mayan ruins. Between, people from many backgrounds reside among the greatest concentrations of biodiversity on the planet. Geography students will explore the physical/historical geography and cultural landscapes of Belize through visits to caves, islands, reefs, mountains, rainforests and ruins; while Watercolor students will snorkel and sketch, exploring the visual differences between stream and ocean underwater environments. A special feature of this program is the opportunity to snorkel at a World Heritage site.

Participants will stay at the Belize Zoo Tropical Education Center and International Zoological expeditions. (IZE) accommodation sites at Blue Creek and South Water Caye. All meals are included.

Enjoy a day trip to the ancient Maya archaeological site of Xunantunich, participate in a nocturnal zoo tour at Belize Zoo, and experience the tastes, sights and sounds of the Belize Chocolate Festival.

Program includes round-trip air transportation from Chicago, Illinois or Nashville, Tennessee to Belize and ground transportation to the final destination. Round-trip air transpiration from other cities MAY be considered on a case-by-case basis at an additional cost.


  • Ground transportation between program sites
  • Accommodations in multi-bedded rooms in field stations, cabins and dormitory facilities
  • All required program excursions
  • Course-related activities and entrances
  • All meals
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7


Participants will reside in 3 different accommodation sites throughout Belize that include multi-bedded rooms in field stations, cabins, and dormitory facilities.
  • The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is settled on 29 acres of tropical savannah. Student groups are provided with comfortable dormitory style accommodations, which are equipped with hot and cold showers, restrooms, wash house and study area.
  • Blue Creek is a small Mayan Village with a population of several hundred. CCSA participants will reside in rustic cabins, which vary in size and accommodate 2 to 10 individuals.
  • South Water Caye is a small island located off the coast of Dangriga. CCSA students will stay in a dorm with bunk beds and restrooms with showers and hot and cold running water.

Optional Group Travel:

Estimated Cost: $500 - $700

Travel together with other participants as well as faculty and staff from the CCSA programs with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a ticket on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, those that choose group travel also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport. Includes

  • roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.

Quick Info

  • Program Dates: May 15, 2017 —May 31, 2017
  • Early Application Deadline: February 10, 2017
  • Final Application Deadline: February 24, 2017
  • Location(s): Belize
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Base Price: $3,765

Courses Offered

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