Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Apply now for Douglas College's field school in Belize

By Siobhan Ashe, Sociology Instructor

How would you like to discover the jewel of the Caribbean, get up close and personal with Mayan civilization, explore jungles, pyramids and coral reefs – and earn college credits at the same time?

It may sound like a dream, but Douglas College is offering a field school in Belize May 7-June 25, and you’re invited to take advantage of this opportunity of a lifetime.

The application deadline has been extended to Thursday April 5, but we encourage you to apply early to ensure you get a place. The deadline to apply for a scholarship to help you with funding is March 16.

The program

The Belize Field School focuses on the study of the landscapes of Latin America, Mayan archaeology and sustainable development. All courses are university transferable.

What you’ll do

  • Earn 9 credits in 7 weeks
  • Visit Mayan pyramids, go jungle camping, explore caves and spend four days on a tropical island surrounded by coral reefs
  • Come face to face with Mayan civilization, past and present, and discover the true meaning of December 2012 to the Maya
  • Engage with the patchwork of cultures comprising the multicultural mosaic of modern Belize

What you’ll get

  • Leadership skills
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Archaeological insight
  • Access to remote tropical jungle and caves
  • Research design skills, including data collection
  • Field research

Seats are filling up fast, so apply now! For more information, including application and payment information, on the Belize field school, visit the Field Schools web page.