May 19 - June 15, 2014
Belize is an English speaking country located on the northeast coast of Central America bordering Mexico and Guatemala. There is a low coastal plain, much of it covered with mangrove swamp, but the land rises gradually towards the interior. The area of the mainland and cays is 8,867 square miles. The country’s greatest length from North to South is 173 miles and its greatest with is 68 miles.
Belize shares a rich Maya heritage with its neighboring countries of Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras, and is considered to have been the heart of the Maya civilization during the classic period. The legacy of the ancient Maya is present in the modern peoples and their customs as well as their language.
Today the country is a cultural melting pot of Creole, Maya, Garifuna, East Indian, Mennonite, Chinese and European/North American influences.
Academics: Students will earn 6 URI credits for APG 310 and APG 470, respectiveley.
Housing and Dining: While in Belize, students will stay at the Cahal Pech Village Resort in double occupancy, air-conditioned rooms. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Cultural Activities: Students will engage in cultural excursions while in Belize, which will include professional guided visits to Mayan archaeological sites.
Program Fee: TBA
|6 URI Credits||Accommodations||Airport pickup and dropoff|
|Breakfast, lunch, and dinner||Program-related excursions||Airfare is not included|
NOTE: All fees are subject to change according to variable cost fluctuation.
|Application Deadline: April 1, 2014||Final Payment Due: May 9, 2014|
For more information, please contact:
|Program Director||URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator|
|Dr. Dania Brandford-Calvo||Kelly Watts|
|Director of International Center||Office of International Education|
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