Project Description

Belize: Cultural Immersion

(Summer Session 1 – Travel Date: July 2023)

Traveling overseas, our Belize intensive field study combines cultural excursions, service learning and extensive engagement opportunities with local indigenous populations and community-based organizations. Utilizing an experiential learning framework, our program will explore the socio-economic complexities of Belize in hopes of understanding many of the challenges developing nations in the Caribbean and Central America encounter. Integrating the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, our course explores themes related to indigenous communities, cultural conservation, environmental conservation, traditional agricultural practices, land sovereignty, ecotourism and sustainable business practices, k-12 education, community health and wellness, and women and gender issues.