CCSA - Belize Anthropology Summer 2015

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Program Description

A not-for-profit organization, CCSA is headquartered at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Students from any accredited institution are welcome to apply. The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad is a consortium of American colleges and universities, which jointly offers study abroad programs and internships in English-speaking regions.

The diversity in Belize encompasses biological wonders and beyond, as you will discover for yourself by living among the people of Orange Walk on the CCSA Belize Anthropology Program. Belize is an English-speaking country in the heart of Central America, home to one of the greatest concentrations of biodiversity on the planet, dotted with magnificent archaeological remnants of the Mayan people and populated by their descendants.


Ethnographic Field School in Belize
Douglas Hume, Ph.D. from Northern Kentucky University

While in Belize, students will be primarily engaged in guided applied ethnographic fieldwork. Students will learn about the local culture by doing participant-observation and conducting ethnographic interviews in a community-based research project. This course immerses students in Belizean culture and trains them in contemporary anthropological field methods. Students will learn research ethics, unobtrusive observation, participant observation, field note writing and coding, ethnographic and life history interviewing, ethnolinguistic data collection, community mapping, rapid assessment procedures, qualitative data analysis and other ethnographic methods in addition to basic ethnographic writing.

Prerequisite: one semester of Anthropology
3 cr. hrs., UD/G

What`s Included

The price of this CCSA program includes:
• roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA’s designated US departure cities
• ground transportation, including roundtrip airport transfer, between program sites in Belize
• accommodations in twin rooms, with occasional use of multi-bedded rooms
• most program excursions, course-related activities and entrances
• daily breakfast and dinner
• health and emergency evacuation insurance



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Orange Walk, Belize

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CCSA - The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
  • Belize: Orange Walk
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American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South african, South aftican, WorldWide
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