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  • Locations: Orange Walk, Belize
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad 
  • Program Cost:: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Dates:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Program Details:

Program Base Price: $4,179
Airfare: $650 - $850
Dates: Jun 13, 2023 – Jul 12, 2023
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)

Program Description:


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.


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The price of this CCSA program includes:
  • Accommodations
  • 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
*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.
No Risk

*Cancel for any reason prior to March 17, 2023, and receive a Full Refund.


Participants will reside at D’Victoria Hotel in Orange Walk. Accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy with occasional use of triple rooms. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, and private bath.

Breakfast and dinner are provided daily. Lunch will be at participants’ own expense.

Ground transportation is provided for all program activities.

Course(s) Offered:


Ethnographic Field School in Belize
Course Description:

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

This program is currently not accepting applications.