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  • Locations: San Pedro, Belize
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: APSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.25 Areas of Study: Biology
Program Description:

APSU in Belize


Winter • Biology • Ten Days 
Undergraduate & Graduate Courses

Dates: December 13, 2020 to December 22, 2020

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.

Note:The ability to swim is crucial because the majority of this course will take place in the ocean.Snorkeling experience will be beneficial but not required. 

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.


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

Program Costs

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. 

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Application Fee

The application fee is $280. This non-refundable application fee will be charged to the student's account once the student authorizes the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange during the application process.


Payment Amount Due Dates
1st Payment  $1436 Oct. 1
2nd Payment $1436 Oct. 15
Payments will be billed to the student's account.


Approx: $840* (undergraduate)
This tuition is based on 3 credit hours. *Tuition rates are finalized by July 1 before each academic year. Tuition is due prior to departure and will be billed to the student's account after registration.

Total Application, Program, and Tuition Costs


*All costs are subject to change due to fluctuation in prices.

Included in the Program Cost

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

Additional Expenses

  • passport: $150 (photos not included)
  • snorkeling materials: $100
  • spending Misc: $100

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2020 09/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 12/13/2020 12/22/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.