Project Description

Belize: Alternative Spring Break


Dr. Jason Bird
Dr. Jason BirdFaculty Leader

This program invites students majoring or minoring in Social Work on a cost-free transformative Alternative Spring Break trip to Belize where they will have the opportunity to engage with Social Work faculty and students from the University of Belize, learn from local nonprofit organization leaders, and participate in cultural excursions that highlight the beauty and diversity of Belize!


Belize City, Belize

Program Dates

March 9 – March 16, 2024

Who Can Participate

  • Rutgers undergraduate students who have:
    • completed 12+ credits
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor
  • Rutgers graduate students

This program will prioritize applications from Social Work majors and minors, but all students are welcome to apply!

Related Areas of Study

  • Resilience in BIPOC Communities
  • Public Partnership & Leadership
  • Public Health in Social Work

Important Note: This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from all majors and professions for participate. All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.


This non-credit bearing, all-inclusive opportunity will have no travel fee and no tuition cost. Flights, accommodations, meals, transportation, and activities will be covered by OGIEL.

.Accepted students will only have to pay a refundable $100 deposit to secure their spot in the program.

Deposit will be refunded only upon completion of the program, non-refundable for students who drop from the program.

Travel and Visa Information:

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid for at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US Citizens do not need a visa for visits to Belize that are shorter than 30 days.

Pre-Departure Resources:

US State Department

Center for Disease Control.


ILE Policies

Interest Form