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Sustainable Economic and Community Development

Term To Study: Summer 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2021
Program Starts: Jun 10, 2021
Program Ends: Jul 01, 2021
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Direct enroll
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Program Locations: San Ignacio
Contact Phone: 312-702-1256
Contact Name: Dr. Sandi Smith
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What is Included: -Housing based on double occupancy
-80 % of Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
-Pre-departure and in-country orientation
-Round trip airport transfers on arrival and departure date only
-Cultural Immersive Coastal Weekend
-250K travel insurance with emergency medical evac and 5K trip cancellation.
-Use of GSM local cell phone
-24/7 emergency and crisis management
What is not Included: -Airfare and associated departure fees
-Single occupancy surcharge
-Some meals (20%)
-Airport transfers outside of arrival and departure
-Independent excursions
-Cost of phone calls
-Passport application fee
-Tuition and fees for academic credits
-Tips, gratuities, personal items
Program Description

Are you interested in sustainable development?

If you are... TEP’s Sustainable Economic and Community Development study abroad program is the right choice for you.

This 21 nights / 22 days intensive field summer study abroad program will introduce you to the nexus of community development and sustainable economic development.

Taught by internationally renowned Dr. Ydahlia Metzgen, this program is packed with the following:
field trips to key Belizean industry stakeholders, hands-on community-driven projects, guest lectures from development experts, and cultural immersive learning activities.

Developing countries in the 21st century grapple with many challenges making it difficult for its citizens to achieve economic success.

The challenge is far greater for rural communities, which is the main focus of this program.

This course connects concepts of economic and community development with community projects to provide you with real-world experience while solving problems within Belizean communities.

This 21 nights / 22 days course is field and project-intensive offering you the ultimate hands-on experience.

Help us address social challenges through the spectrum of community engagement in Belize.

Be part of the solution, get your hands dirty and make a difference today.

Quick Facts

Population: 327719
Capital: Belmopan
Per-capita GDP: $ 8400
Size: 22966 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 06:00 hours) Central Time (US & Canada)

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