BELIZE - Spring 2019
- Take a day trip to visit the Lamanai Ruins, a Mesoamerican archaeological site
- Enjoy a sea kayaking tour and learn about the mangrove trees
- Enjoy a snorkeling excursion on Hol Chan Marine Reserve to learn about he coral reef and marine life
- Sunset sailboat cruise
- Participate in a service learning project under the supervision of the faculty leaders
||Intro to Microbiology
||Individual Study (Mangrove Biology in Belize)
||General Biology Lab
The program fee for the study abroad program to Belize will typically cover:
- Round-trip airfare from Florida to Belize
- All in-country transportation
- All in-country accommodation
- Some meals
- Tours, museums, and other activity fees
- International insurance
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE = $2,370*
*Prices are subject to change, pending approval
Estimated costs not included in Program Fee:
||Refer to immunizations section for required and suggested vaccinations
*Please note that the Total Estimated Costs not included in the program fee is an approximation and that individuals will differ
Read through the Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy to understand payment expectations. This policy will accompany the Study Abroad Application form that you must fill out and sign to join a program.
Except for the $130 non-refundable Santa Fe College application fee, all payments are to be made to the Study Abroad Association.
Please meet with the International Education Coordinator, Anita Badhwar AND your faculty leaders for this program to obtain approval before you set up an account with Study Abroad Association. Please make sure to read and understand Study Abroad Association's cancellation and return policy prior to signing up.
How to make a Payment:
|$130 non-refundable application and deposit fee
||Due with Application
|All remaining programs should be made through
Study Abroad Association
|Contact Study Abroad Association to set up an account
To make your $130 payment, go to the Cashier's Office in the Northwest Campus. The Cashier's Office accepts payments in cash, by check and by credit card. You can make your payments on the phone. More info here
To sign up with Study Abroad Association and to make the remaining payments, click here
. Click on the "Book Now" button. Next, complete the Sign Up form. You will receive an email, through which you will be able to make payments for this program through Pay Pal.
If you are not able to make a payment according to the dates assigned by Santa Fe College's International Education Office, it may still be possible for you to join the program; however you will likely incur increased costs.
Local Laws, Special Circumstances and Safety and Security
to read about the local laws, safety and security in Belize as provided by the U.S. State Department. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the International Education Coordinator and/or the faculty leader(s) for your program.
Please click here
to visit the Center for Disease Control website for information about immunizations in Belize. Click here: Alachua County Department of Health
, to access information about Foreign Travel.
Tentative Trip dates: Mar 1-10, 2019
Itinerary: Belize-SantaFeCollege-Itinerary 2019.pdf
Application & Scholarships
In order to apply for this Study Abroad program and for all Santa Fe College Study Abroad Scholarships please complete this online application. (Note that you will have to create an account. Do not try to log in with your Santa Fe credentials).
Dr. Rios is an entomologist by training. Her work focused on mosquito vectors and the diseases they transmit both as a lab technician and as a graduate student. Her postdoctoral research was with influenza virus. Her background with virology and with arthropod disease vectors led to her teaching microbiology with Santa Fe College where she has taught since 2009. Dr. Rios has field research experience and maintains contacts with sustainability ecotourism companies in Belize.
Dr. Gonzalez is a biology professor in the Department of Natural Sciences. In March 2018, she was recognized with the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award by the League for Innovation in the Community College for her teaching and mentoring contributions. Dr. Gonzalez has created and published biology and sustainability educational resources. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and has traveled extensively. Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Gonzalez brings a multicultural perspective to her teaching and is interested in internationalizing the curriculum and incorporating experiential learning in science courses.
This program is pending approval. All figures are subject to change. For more information, contact the International Education Coordinator.