Students enrolled in this summer program will be afforded the opportunity to work with experts in two protected areas in Belize, one terrestrial and one marine, to study the ecology of the systems and the strategies that are being employed in managing the
- San Ignacio, Belize
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- This course explores the history, science, issues, and practice of the protected areas approach to conservation with a focus on Belizean examples. The philosophical underpinnings as well as the social, political and economic dimensions will also be studied to provide a holistic assessment of the complex issues surrounding protected areas and their role in biodiversity conservation.
Students enrolled in this summer program will be afforded the opportunity to work with experts in two protected areas in Belize, one terrestrial and one marine, to study the ecology of the systems and the strategies that are being employed in managing them. Students will enroll in ESCI 320 (Practicum) for 6 credits. Students will then spend 5-7 days each at a terrestrial and a marine protected area in Belize working with the personnel to engage in hands-on activities, including monitoring and ecological studies. Fieldwork will be supplemented with daily discussions at the field station on the activities undertaken.
Our program fees include tuition up to 6 credit hours, orientation, lab and field fees, round trip airport transfers on group arrival and departure days, housing in double occupancy, weekday breakfasts, access to 24/7 support services and ground transportation to and from field sites.
- Setting Description:
- Galen University is located in English speaking, western Belize, Central America. The small campus is sub-tropical, multi-cultural and multi-lingual. Students live in a family run resort in San Ignacio, in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The program allows free time for students to explore other sites and attractions in the country.
- Academic Year 2013-2014 rate: $3,810
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