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Sustainable Economic and Community Development

Term To Study: Summer 2022
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2022
Program Starts: Jun 09, 2022
Program Ends: Jun 30, 2022
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Provider
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Link 2: Toucan Education Belize Resources
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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
85 % of Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Pre-departure and in-country orientation
Round trip airport transfers on arrival and departure dates
11 group sponsored field and site visits
Comprehensive travel insurance with emergency medical evac.
GSM local cell phone
24/7 emergency and crisis management
What is not Included: Airfare and associated departure fees
Single occupancy surcharge
Some Lunches
Airport transfers outside of arrival and departure dates
Independent excursions
Cost of phone calls
Passport application fee
Tuition and fees for academic credits
Tips, gratuities, personal items
Program Description

The Sustainable Economic and Community Development program is designed to help you understand the challenges and opportunities small developing countries such as Belize face as it aims to balance economic development and sustainability.

The program is packed with field trips, lectures from experts across Belize’s economic sectors, cultural excursions, and hands-on learning opportunities that invite you to make a direct and meaningful connection with a small migrant rural community in western Belize.

Learn from Dr. Ydahlia Metzgen, economist, educator, entrepreneur, with expertise in economics, finance, business, and institutional management with a proven track record of advancing economic policy initiatives and research agendas.

Learn about the impact of the pandemic on the economy of Belize and its impact on the various economic sectors.

Both undergraduate and graduate students can participate in this program. Its an excellent education abroad program for students from the following disciplines:

Development / International development
Social Science and more

Quick Facts

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

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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