CCSA - Belize: Anthropology Ethnographic Field School - Summer 2019 - Study Abroad

Belize: Anthropology Ethnographic Field School

June 18, 2019 —July 17, 2019

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.

Find more information about this program on Dr. Hume's website:
https://inside.nku.edu/artsci/centers/cfaa/ethnographic-field-school.html

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.

Program Package

  • Participants will reside at D*Victoria Hotel in Orange Walk. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan and private bath.
  • 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 - Application or general questions

Robert Bedard - Payments and financing

Robin Byerly - Travel and accommodations

Required — Group Travel

Estimated Cost: $699 – $899

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.

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.
* All prices are estimates based on summer 2018 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by May 2019.

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
June 18, 2019 —July 17, 2019
(29 days)
Base Price
$3,799 - $3,999*

Estimated Airfare
$699 – $899
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

Enrollment Status: OPEN

Application Deadline
March 01, 2019
($100 application fee discount for applications
received and paid by February 15)

Scholarships: OPEN
Due March 08. See our scholarships page

Courses Offered

Anthropology

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
Dr. Douglas Hume | 4 Cr. Hrs. | U/GR