Spend a month in Belize doing field research with an experienced Northern Kentucky University faculty member. Gain valuable skills such as ethnographic interviewing to develop an appreciation for Belizean cultural diversity.
Follow this link to watch a video where Dr. Hume & Dr. Lott discuss their Belize Anthropology program. HERE
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.
Health and emergency evacuation insurance* (International Programs Only)
On-Site Director's and staff on-site 24/7
Participants will reside at D*Victoria Hotel in Orange Walk. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan and private bath.
CCSA Central Office
Stephen Farley - Applications
Robert Bedard - Payments
Robin Byerly - Travel
Jessica Lott is a cultural anthropologist with expertise in ethnography and qualitative methods and an interest in Latin America and the Latinx diaspora. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge in these areas and facilitating a transformative experience for students in Belize.
Group Travel Required
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.
$150 Early Application Fee Deadline February 17, 2023 (Early App Fee of $150 includes a $100 discount) (App Fee increases to $250 after Early Application Deadline)Scholarships: See our scholarships page
Ethnographic Field School in Belize
This course immerses students in Belizean culture and trains them in contemporary anthropological field methods. Students will gain research skills to apply in their future careers, an appreciation for Belizean cultural diversity, and further their personal growth. While in Belize, students will be primarily engaged in guided applied ethnographic fieldwork. Students will learn about the local culture by doing participant-observation and conducting ethnographic interviews in a community-based research project. Students will learn research ethics, unobtrusive observation, participant observation, field note writing and coding, ethnographic interviewing, ethnolinguistic data collection, community mapping, and other ethnographic methods in addition to basic ethnographic writing.
In addition to conducting community-based research, we plan to visit the Belize Zoo, Banquitas House of Culture, Cuello's Distillery and Ruins, 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.
Prerequisite: At least one introductory course in anthropology or sociology or consent of instructor.WKU Course: ANTH 495 / ANTH 495G