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UF in Belize - Field Methods in Ecology & Conservation
Belize City, Belize; Belmopan, Belize; Cayo, Belize; Indian Church, Belize; San Ignacio, Belize; San Pedro, Belize (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A 2018 03/15/2018 03/15/2018 05/12/2018 05/26/2018
Fact Sheet:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor: Brian Henry
Type of Credit:
UF Course Registration: WIS 4905, WIS 6905
Open to non-UF students:
Program Type: UF Sponsored
Agricultural and Life Sciences
Field of Study: Conservation, Wildlife Ecology
Program Description:

UF in Belize

Field Methods in Ecology & Conservation in the Tropics
Summer A: May 12 - 26, 2018

Understand Field Techniques used in the Study of Natural Resource Ecology and Conservation.

Compare and Contrast Principles and Techniques as they relate to the Tropics of Belize.

Develop and Complete a Natural Resource Research Project in the Tropics of Belize.

About the Program

In this course, students will actively experience field techniques used by researchers to examine terrestrial natural resource ecology and conservation in the tropics, with Belize as a case study. A combination of lectures, readings, discussions, labs, field trips, and a research project will provide hand-on, practical experience. Lectures and activities will be led by PTECS faculty and supplemented by local experts.

About the Location

The course will be taught at our facilities at the Tropical Education Center (Belize District; situated in Savanna and Scrub-Forest ecosystems) and Las Cuevas Research Station (Cayo District/Chiquibul; situated in the Maya Mountains & Rainforest).


Provided at the Lamanai Outpost. Cabanas of 2-4 people.

Course Information

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Field Methods in Ecology in the Tropics
WIS 4905/WIS 6905 OR FOR 4905/FOR 6905
Field Methods in Conservation in the Tropics
WIS 4905/WIS 6905 OR FOR 4905/FOR 6905

5 UF GPA credits
** All Students must attend and participate in all pre and post-travel classes in the Spring of 2017 (available via distance learning).
Find the course syllabus and dates/times of spring classes:


  • open to all majors

  • 2.5 GPA

  • must have either completed a biology course or have program director approval


2018 Pricing

Undergraduate Program Fee: $2,662
Graduate Program Fee: $3,075

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.

What's Included:

Tuition for 5 UF GPA credits, all meals, housing, local transportation, activities fees, international health insurance, and medical emergency assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, required snorkeling equipment, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.

*** If you are interested in both UF in Belize Summer A programs, click here to apply. Combined program dates: May 12 - June 3, 2018.


UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Brian Henry

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Bill Giuliano