January 4 - 14, 2014 - Tentative
Students will use high-end digital video and audio equipment to document their experience of such diverse settings as tropical rainforests, ancient Maya ruins, and snorkeling on the Earth's second largest coral barrier reef. The course emphasizes developing documentary film making skills through researching themes relating to environmental/economic sustainability.
Belize is an English speaking country located on the northeast coast of Central America. Belize was an important center of the Ancient Maya Civilization and there are more ruins in the country, than government buildings. Today the country is a cultural melting pot of Creole (Afro-Caribbean), Maya, Garifuna, East Indian, Mennonite, Chinese and European/North American influences. The first part of the Belize trip will be located in Dangriga and the second half will be located on South Water Caye, on the barrier reef.
Students can earn 3 or 4 URI Film/Media credits.
Housing and Dining:
While in Belize, students will in double occupancy rooms. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.
Students will engage in cultural excursions while in Belize including: visits to local markets and cultural events, national parks and marine reserves, and a visit to Ancient Mayan ruins.
Program Fee: TBA
|4 URI Credits||Meals and lodging||Land transportation|
NOTE: All fees subject to change
AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED
|Application Deadline: October 31, 2013||Final Payment Due: January 1, 2014|
For information, please contact:
|Program Director||URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator|
|Roy Bergstrom||Kelly Watts|
|Department of Media and Technology||Office of International Education|