Study Abroad in Belize 2023: Marine Ecology

Biodiversity abounds in Belize! With its lush jungles and tropical habitats, it is home to a multitude of species. On this adventure, you will have the opportunity to experience habitats that are critical to native species such as neotropical bats, tropical birds, sea turtles, and an endangered species of West Indian manatees. You will begin by getting to know the research that takes place at Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S.) and contribute to protecting the native species. You will also learn field research techniques as we travel to Gale’s Point to survey the manatee population that resides there. Afterward, we will have the opportunity to experience Belizean culture at Gale’s Point Village with a Kriol drum presentation. Your experience will conclude with a snorkeling expedition on the Belize barrier reef!

Study Abroad in Belize

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Travel Dates

July 8-16, 2023

Program Costs


This cost to study abroad in Belize is approximate and includes the application and insurance fee paid to Central Piedmont. Once you are accepted into the program, the leader will provide you with additional information about how to submit payment.

Included in Program Fee

- round-trip airfare

- lodging

- meals

- local transportation in Belize

- entrance into the nature reserves

Not Included in Program Fee

- passport and visa fees (if applicable) 

- Central Piedmont course registration associated with the program

- personal expenses (ex: meals in airports, snacks, souvenirs, etc.) 

Associated Courses

You must register for the summer 2023 term.

If you are seeking academic credit for your participation you must register for either:

- BIO 112 - General Biology II

- HUM 120 - Cultural Studies

If you are not seeking to earn academic credit for your participation, you must register for TVL 7800 - a non-curriculum course.


- Belize brochure

- Itinerary (coming soon)


Send an email to Lauren Jackson with questions about this trip.