Belize: an English-speaking country in the heart of Central America, home to one of the greatest concentrations of biodiversity on the planet, dotted with magnificent archaeological remnants of the Mayan people and populated by their descendants. But diversity in Belize doesn't end with its biological wonders, as you will discover for yourself by living among the people of Orange Walk on the CCSA Belize Anthropology Program. Spend a month immersed in Belize doing field research with Dr. Doug Hume, an experienced Northern Kentucky University faculty member. Gain valuable skills such as ethnographic interviewing to develop an appreciation for Belizean cultural diversity.
Program includes round-trip air transportation from Cincinnati, Ohio to Belize and ground transportation to the program sites. Round-trip air transportation from other cities MAY be considered on a case-by-case basis at an additional cost. This program is limited to twelve students with a waiting list offered at no risk.
Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with our 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, you will 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.
roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.
* All prices are estimates based on summer 2018 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by May 2019.
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 June 18, 2019 —July 17, 2019
(29 days) Base Price
$699 – $899 (estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)Enrollment Status: OPEN
March 01, 2019 ($100 application fee discount for applications received and paid by February 15)Scholarships: OPEN Due March 08. See our scholarships page
Ethnographic Field School in Belize
Course Description: 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. The ethnographic field school is partnering with Belizean institutes and associations in order to contribute to an understanding of the culture 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 course in anthropology or sociology