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January 10-18, 2015

 

Students will use very high-end digital video and audio equipment to document their experience of diverse settings, such as tropical rainforests, ancient Mayan ruins, cultural events, and everyday Belizean life. Student filmmakers will also have the opportunity to use various underwater cameras while snorkeling on the Earth's second largest coral barrier reef. This course emphasizes developing documentary film making skills by researching themes relating to environmental and economic sustainability as well as habitat conservation.

Academics:

This program is open to all students regardless of film experience. However, preference will be given to students with sophomore, junior or senior standing. Students will earn 3 URI credits for FLM 491: Directed Study.

Course work will be supplemented with various different cultural events as well as visits to local markets, Ancient Mayan ruins, national parks and marine reserves.

 

Location:

Belize is an English speaking country located on the northeast coast of Central America. Since Belize is approximately the size of Massachusetts it is possible to travel from breathtaking coral reefs, through mountainous tropical rainforests, to majestic waterfalls, all within a day's journey. Belize was once an important center of the Ancient Maya Civilization and as a result 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.

Accommodations and Meals:

Students will stay in double occupancy rooms. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.

Breakdown of Program Cost:
Residence:
Credits:
Tuition:
Program Fee:
Total Cost:
In-State
3
     
Out-of-State
     

 

Program Fee Includes:
Meals
Accommodations
In-country transportation
Program-related excursions
Supplemental MedEx insurance

 

 NOTE: All fees subject to change

 AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED

 

Program Deadlines:
Application Deadline: October 3, 2014
Final Payment Due: December 1, 2014

 

 

For information, please contact:

 

Program Director
URI Faculty-Led Programs Office
Roy Bergstrom
International Center
Department of Media and Technology
37 Lower College Road
401-874-4269
401-874-5546
roy@uri.edu
spoie@etal.uri.edu


 

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