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Biology in Belize

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This course is now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 term. 

Course: BIOL 321, Special Topics in Field Biology (3 credits). This course will be added to your Spring 2015 schedule.
Instructor: Matt Halfhill, Associate Professor of Biology
Support Person: Amy Blair, Assistant Professor of Biology
Dates: March 7-15, 2015 
Primary Location: San Pedro, Belize
Price: $3,001
Application deadline: August 31, 2014

Program description

This course is designed to study marine biology in the Caribbean ecosystem. Belize has one of the most pristine and accessible barrier reefs in the world. Belize Marine Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) provides a field experience with multiple snorkeling dives per day allowing the opportunity to explore numerous marine environments.

What is included
  • Share of Instructor/Support Person expenses
  • Round-trip airfare and transfers from Moline to San Pedro
  • Housing & food on site
  • International health insurance
  • Transportation in Belize

What is not included
  • Food while traveling to/from Belize
  • Snorkeling gear (fins, mask, snorkel)
  • Personal baggage fees
  • Souvenirs and spending money

How to apply

Complete the online application and submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education by August 31, 2014.

  • Make checks payable to St. Ambrose University.
  • The application deposit is deducted from the total program cost.
  • If are not accepted, or if the program is canceled, the application deposit is refundable.
  • If you are accepted, this deposit is non-refundable after August 31.

Payment deadlines

  • September 30, 2014:  $700 commitment fee due
  • December 15, 2014:  remaining balance due

Payment details

  • Submit $700 commitment fee to the Center for International Education. 
  • Make checks payable to St. Ambrose University. 
  • The commitment fee is deducted from the total program cost. 
  • Failure to meet payment deadlines may jeopardize your place in the program. 
  • The commitment fee is non-refundable after September 30.
  • Please submit your final payment to Student Account Services by December 15. 
  • The final payment is non-refundable after December 15.