Belize, formerly British Honduras, is a country located on the northeastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in the area where English is the official language, although Kriol and Spanish are more commonly spoken. Belize is bordered to the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about 180 miles long and 68 miles wide. With 8,860 square miles of land and a population of only 312,698 inhabitants (2010 census), Belize possesses the lowest population density in Central America.
Students will travel to cities of Independence, Georgetown, Dangriga, Mayopan and Belize City as members of a multidisciplinary academic team. Participants will work with students in local schools on topics selected by local leaders. Students will also coordinate a medical history collection program and a Dental Clinic.
The trip will also include activities designed to expose students to local culture and history.
For Information contact Professor Joy Hart