Temples and Tropical Forest Field Studies in Belize

October through December 2016
[Field Study Onsite in Belize: December 17 through 22, 2016]

Experience a new kind of learning through a combination of technology and in-person study. Temples and Tropical Forest Field Studies in Belize is an eight-week online course that interconnects anthropology and biology, bringing learning to life.

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  • About the Course
    • 3-credit hour course
    • 8-week online format (begins in October)
    • Combines disciplines (anthropology and biology) to help students make stronger connections and conclusions
  • Course Benefits
    • Two instructors co-teaching the course (Dr. Judi Cameron, anthropology and Dr. Bev Dow, biology)
    • Instructors accompany students onsite during field study in Belize
    • Complete field assignments directly related to coursework
    • Hands-on learning through cultural interaction
    • Interview local Belizians
    • Experience:
      • St. Herman’s Cave
      • Medicinal plant hike
      • Baboon (howler monkey) sanctuary
      • Mayan Ruins
      • Iguana conservation
      • Cave tubing
  • Who Should Register
    • Anyone who has completed at least 12 college credit hours, with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (requirement)
    • Credit students who are interested in anthropology or life science
    • Credit students who are interested in Belize and its culture
    • Community members who are willing to participate in all group activities and excursions related to coursework
    • Individuals who are 18 years of age by the first date of the field study portion (December 17, 2016) (requirement - a valid passport must be presented at time of departure)
  • How to Register for Belize Field Studies

    In order to register for this course, you must request a field studies program application from Lindsay Carson, (815) 479-7723. Upon acceptance to the program, you can register for the course with Instructor Consent.

  • Pricing

    Tuition, plus $1,950 - per student

    Field study cost includes: airfare, lodging (shared room), transfers, most meals, field trips and excursions, faculty guides. Pricing subject to change.

    Costs Not Included

    Passport, transportation to and from O’Hare airport, checked baggage fees, personal expenses, meals in transit and two meals in Belize.

    Need financial assistance?

    MCC has an abundance of scholarships available for the fall semester. Contact Lindsay Carson, (815) 479-7723.

  • Important Travel Information
    • Belize is an English-speaking country.
    • Must present a valid passport at time of departure.
    • Must be 18 years of age at time of departure (December 17, 2016).
    • Lodging: Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge-Belize