Spend a month in Belize doing field research with an experienced Northern Kentucky University faculty member. Gain valuable skills such as ethnographic interviewing to develop an appreciation for Belizean cultural diversity.
Health and emergency evacuation insurance* (International Programs Only)
Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
Participants will reside at D’Victoria Hotel in Orange Walk. Accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy with occasional use of triple rooms. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, and private bath.
Breakfast and dinner are provided daily. Lunch will be at participant’s own expense.
CCSA Central Office
Stephen Farley - Applications
Robert Bedard - Payments
Robin Byerly - Travel
Group Travel Required
Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with our group travel. CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, you will also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport.
You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.
Regular Application Deadline April 08, 2022 App Fee Currently $250
Ethnographic Field School in Belize
The ethnographic field school, as part of the CfAA, is partnering with Belizean institutes and associations in order to contribute to an understanding of household economy and agricultural knowledge of sugar cane farmers in Orange Walk District village communities. Our current research includes the following topics: Biological and Cultural Contributions to Kidney Disease; and Cultural Models of Agrichemicals, Child Labor, Community Development, Nature, Pests, Protective Gear, Soils, Sugar Cane Price Fluctuation, and Sugar Cane Varieties. Our community partners will use our results and recommendations to develop and conduct workshops for farmers on agricultural techniques, economics, health, and other community development topics. Currently, our community partners include the: Belize Sugar Cane Farmer’s Association National Institute of Culture and History, Progressive Sugar Cane Producer’s Association, and Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute.
Upper Division Undergraduate and Graduate Level earn 4 credit hours.
Prerequisite: One course in anthropology or other social/behavioral scienceWKU Course: ANTH 495 / ANTH 495G