CCSA - Belize: Land & Sea - Summer 2018 - Study Abroad

Belize: Land & Sea

May 15, 2018 —May 31, 2018

Experience two countries in one program: Belize and Guatemala.


In Belize, experience a tropical rainforest and coral reef just miles apart. Study the fascinating biological features that characterize these systems and observe the interactions between humans and their environment. In the rain forest, see iguanas, howler monkeys and leaf cutter ants while gaining insight into the Mayan culture and its use of medicinal plants. On the coral reef, the longest in the Western Hemisphere, swim with brilliantly colored reef fish among the diverse assemblage of corals, sponges, and other invertebrates.


In Guatemala, spend time in the village of Flores on Lake Peten Itza and connect science and medicine of pre-Columbian Mayan civilization to our modern challenges at one of the largest archaeological sites in the region.


Round Trip group air transportation is available from Cincinnati, Ohio or Nashville, Tennessee to Belize. Round-trip air transportation from other cities MAY be considered on a case-by-case basis at an additional cost. Ground transportation from/to destination airport and between program sites is provided.

Program Package

  • Accommodations: Included.
    • See accommodation tab for more details.
  • Course-related activities and entrances fees
  • All course-related ground transportation
  • Additional cultural program excursions
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
  • Daily breakfast and some additional meals

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

David Nelson - Applications

Robert Bedard - Payments

Robin Byerly - Travel

Option 1 — Group Travel

Cost: $760

Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities 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.

You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.

Includes:
  • roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
  • CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.

Option 2 —Independent Travel:

If you wish to make independent travel arrangements and depart from a city not listed or travel outside the program dates please choose INDEPENDENT TRAVEL from the selection below. You will book your own flights and arrange your own transportation to/from the airport and the accommodation site of the program. This is a great option for going early, staying late, or using airline miles to purchase tickets. We highly recommend participants not fly standby for these programs as a late arrival may negatively impact your grade.

Important Note for Independent Travelers: Please be aware that your check-in date may be up to 24 hours AFTER the program start date (program dates include travel time). Check the CCSA website at https://ccsa.cc/departures for your scheduled date/time check-in.


Visas

Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.


Program Dates
May 15, 2018 —May 31, 2018
(16 days)
Base Price
$3,699

Airfare
$760
Enrollment Status: CLOSED

Application Deadline
February 23, 2018


Courses Offered

Biology / Earth & Environmental Science

Tropical Biology In Belize and Guatemala
Course Description: Study examples of Earth's most diverse ecosystems by exploring both tropical rainforests and a coral reef in Belize. At Blue Creek Field Station, you will live and work within a primary rainforest surrounded by a wealth of biodiversity ranging from large buttressed trees to howler monkeys. While on South Water Caye, part of the longest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere, you will study reef structure, mangrove forests and grass beds while swimming among brilliantly-colored reef fish and corals. The program will also include time in Guatemala and a tour of Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site depicting ancient Mayan civilization.

Prerequisite: One course in biology or permission of instructor.
Dr. Rick Kopp | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Communication / Health Care Administration / Political Science

Status: Cancelled
Exploring Healthcare and Governance in Belize and Guatemala
Course Description: Examine the interconnection of health care and politics in two developing countries and compare them with their U.S. equivalents. Students will explore the complexities of health, culture and governance through activities such as meeting with local health providers in Guatemala and Belize, sharing time with children and parents in small communities, and learning from public health professionals about the challenges they face. Students can participate in service learning by assisting with non-medical services such as basic construction and reading programs along with general hygiene education.

Dr. Tim Vance | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U