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  • Locations: Caye Caulker, Belize; Rio Bravo, Belize
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
BELIZE - Spring 2019

Trip Highlights:
  • 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
MCB 2000 Intro to Microbiology 3.0
MCB 2000L Microbiology Lab 1.0
BSC 2905 Individual Study (Mangrove Biology in Belize) 1.0
BSC 2005 General Biology 3.0
BSC 2005L General Biology Lab 1.0
Estimated Cost:

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  

*Prices are subject to change, pending approval

Estimated costs not included in Program Fee:
Tuition $320.31
Books Unknown
Passport  $165
Other Meals $100
Immunizations Refer to immunizations section for required and suggested vaccinations
Personal Spending $50
Total $635.31
*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.

Payment Amount Due Date
$130 non-refundable application and deposit fee Due with Application
$1,000 November 16, 2018
$1,240 January 4, 2019

How to make a Payment:
To make your payments, 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.

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
Click here 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 Itinerary
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).

Faculty Leaders

Leslie Rios

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.

Phone:  381-7054

Beatriz Gonzalez

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.

Phone:  395-5042

This program is pending approval. All figures are subject to change. For more information, contact the International Education Coordinator. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 01/04/2019 01/11/2019 03/01/2019 03/10/2019