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Citadel Maymester in Belize

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2018
Program Starts: May 08, 2018
Program Ends: May 17, 2018
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,500
Contact Phone: 843-953-7511
Contact Name: Dr. John Zardus
Contact Email:
What is Included: -Lodging
-On-site Transportation
-Local Guides
-Tuition for BIOL credits
What is not Included: -Roundtrip Airfare
-Passport Fees
-Personal Expenses
Estimated Costs: $600 - Roundtrip Airfare from CHS to Belize
Program Description


BIOL 435 - Tropical Rainforest and Reef Ecology (Undergraduate) - 4 credits
BIOL 625 - Tropical Rainforest and Reef Ecology (Graduate) - 4 credits
*Pre-Requisites: Introductory Biology or permission of the instructor

In this course, students will learn about and experience tropical forest and coral reef ecosystems. Instruction will involve daily excursions, field mini lectures, reading assignments and group discussions.

Student Learning Outcomes:
-Students will keep a field journal, allowing them to learn the art of scientific note-taking
-Students will read and present scientific papers, teaching them how science is conducted and reported in regards to various topics.
-Students will visit particular habitats and receive lectures in the field on the ecology of such systems, allowing students to learn ecological principles


Belize, a tropical country in Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, offers rich biological diversity. Students will spend 5 days in the forest of a jaguar preserve and 5 days on an island of the Belize barrier reef, experiencing tropical biodiversity.

-Students will have the opportunity to engage in the following activities:
*Hiking (with natural history guides)
*SCUBA diving (if certified)


Dr. John Zardus
Department of Biology

Dr. Danny Gustafson
Department of Biology

John Zardus and Danny Gustafson have co-taught this course 11 times in the past traveling to 5 different locations: Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad & Tobago.

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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