Belize Summer Teacher Institute
The Summer Teacher Institute in Western Belize is designed to enhance understanding of a variety of concepts and issues in environmental education through participation in a cross-cultural learning experience. Learning will occur through an array of hands-on experiences, active participation in field research, and ongoing collaboration with individuals in the education field.
Curricula will focus on Ancient Mayan civilization, Archeology, Ecotourism, Conservation, and acquiring an understanding and appreciation of the rainforest. The program will be further enhanced by related excursions, presentations by local experts in the environmental field, and cultural experiences and events.
Cayo District, Western Belize
2014 Tentative Dates: July 11th- July 20th
The Institute is designed for:
2014 Application Preference Date: April 1, 2014
Graduate Students,Practicing Teachers & Qualified Professionals:
Non-Cortland Participants: Please return completed Judicial Review?? (to be completed by home campus judicial officer if current undergraduate or graduate student. Working professionals not currently enrolled in a matriculated graduate program should complete page one only) and Code of Conduct? (all participants) forms along with the SUNY application.?
All Participants take Group Transportation Arranged by SUNY Cortland From the Belize Airport to the Site of the Institute: the Lodge at Chaa Creek.
Particpants will book their own flights from the airport of their choice. Transportation from the airport to Chaa Creek will be provided as long as participants arrive within a 1 hour window of time on July 4th (time of preferred arrival to be announced). If arriving outside preferred time, transportation will be provided for an additional fee.
|Program Course Information||
Through cross-cultural collaborations with Belizean teachers, students will acquire first-hand knowledge and enhanced understanding of a variety of concepts and issues in environmental education and work with a new literacy campaign designed around "Pat the Cat: A Jaguar's Journey".
Participants will earn 3 undergraduate or graduate credits.
All Participants will stay in the Camp Casitas at the Macal River Jungle Camp.
Explore Belize through the Belize Tourism Board
Emailour student mentor for more information about Belize Summer Teacher Institute! Both participated in the summer of 2013
Contact Gonda Gebhardt, SUNY Cortland Study Abroad Advisor, for any questions you may have.