Program Details

This timely course is taught by a judge and an attorney in Belize. Students will engaged with communities to understand their struggles and challenges for their human rights. Belize's mix of cultures and post-colonial status adds to a rich context.
Belize City, Belize; San Ignacio, Belize; Dangriga, Belize; Toledo, Belize
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
MayMester Intersession, Summer, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

The modern era of human rights began with the United Nation’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The Declaration and the subsequent codification of global human rights have obligated governments to promote, protect and respect the rights of all persons within their borders. This course is an examination of the contents, principles, instruments and the reality of human rights, exploring indigenous and other rights in Belize as a case study. This course will not only expose students to the exercise of indigenous rights in Southern Belize’s Maya communities, but it will also examine human rights in general in Belize, including the rights of women and children.  Students will be introduced to the principles and concepts through lectures, discussions, readings, guest lectures, videos, and visits to local communities and organizations in Belize. 

Setting Description:
Belize is a beautiful, tropical, English speaking country located in the southeastern Yucatan, an easy trip from North America. Our rich cultures and the natural beauty of the country provide many classrooms.
$2,825 summer, $2,995 winter USD. Course fees cover housing, transportation to and from the airport and class activities, breakfast and some other meals are including depending on the course. An official transcript is provided from our Belizean academic partner for the 3 credit hours, US credits are available for an additional fee. NOT included are insurance and airfare.

Additional Program Information

Must be 18 years old.
Scholarships Description:
Scholarships are available to students who are members of professional associations.