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Minimum GPA: 2.25 Areas of Study: Biology
Program Description:

Study-Abroad Program • Winter • 10 days

Belize Winter
Program Dates: December 15, 2017 - December 23, 2017

Program Overview 

“Indiana Jones-like travel waits for you in Belize. Belize has everything for such adventure, from untouched jungles with exotic plants and animals to Mayan ruins and Caribbean Sea with corals, dolphins, turtles, and barracudas. You will spent 10 days there, mainly on an island and partly on a mainland (one day).  The trip will be organized by APSU in cooperation with the Belize Marine TREC, the marine biodiversity conservation and research organization. Your main destination will be the island of Ambergris Caye, full of coconut trees, surrounded with crystal blue water and just few feet away from the second largest coral reef in the world.  Your days here will be filled with open ocean adventures: boat trips, snorkeling, and dolphin chasing. Visiting ancient Mayan sites in jungles takes you back through time.  Belize was once the center of Maya world. You will visit Lamanai, a Mayan ruins in Belize.

No foreign language is necessary.  Belize is an English-speaking country.

Credit Hours and Courses

You will gain three hours of undergraduate or graduate credit in Marine Biology. No foreign language is necessary. Belize is an English-speaking country. Register for the course during APSU spring class registration.

Lodging and Meals

Students will stay in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye (island).  All accommodations are dormitory style shared baths.

Financial Aid

Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. If you plan on using financial aid you need to call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with a study abroad counselor -Cathy Naef or Jennifer Ellis. Additional scholarships and travel grants are available. Click here to view  more information on scholarships.

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Dr. Sergei Markov at (931) 221-7440 or                        

Program Costs

Application Fee:  $430 

This nonrefundable application fee will be charged to the student's account once the student authorizes the Office of International Education during the application process.


Payments Amount Due Dates
1st Payment $1,195 Sep. 5
2nd Payment (final payment) $1,195 Oct. 1
1st and 2nd Payment need to be paid at APSU Cashier's Window
to the Belize account.

Tuition: $777 (Tuition will increase after July 1st).

This tuition is based on 3 credit hours. Tuition is due prior to departure and will be billed to the student's account after registration.

Total Application, Program, and Tuition Costs: $3,597

Included in the Program

  • airfare
  • lodging
  • excursions
  • transfers
  • meals
  • health insurance. 

Additional Expenses

  • passport: $145 (including photo)
  • spending Misc.: $200

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2017 09/15/2017 09/01/2019 12/15/2017 12/23/2017