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.
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.
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 Required
Estimated Cost: $649 – $899 *
This program requires round-trip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated
U.S. departure cities.. 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.
* All prices are estimates based on Summer 2017 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by September 2017.