Belize

International Environmental Seminar: Sustainable Development, Poverty, and Conservation in Belize

This seminar in Belize will enable students to gain an appreciation of the ecological and social aspects of sustainable development through an intense immersion experience in a southern Belize. Students will explore aspects of sustainable development and environmental justice, while engaging in a series of service learning projects and excursions that vary from year to year.

Service-learning projects have included:

  • Reforestation—planting trees
  • Researching perceptions of lionfish, which includes creating a questionnaire, interviewing locals and tourists, analyzing results, and designing awareness materials
  • Beach clean up 

"Over the entire experience in Belize, I found myself learning at every moment. From the information shared with us to my own observations, it is easy for me to understand why Belizeans want to conserve and protect their land." —Devon Jacobs, course participant

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December 8, 2017
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