Penn State York

Tropical Rivers to Reef Program

Belize, Central America
(Spring Break; March 8-16, 2008)


Take advantage of this fabulous opportunity to complete one of three spring semester Biology courses (BIOL 297, BIOL 220W, or BIOL 497) while nestled in the tropical rain forest and snorkeling the barrier reef of Belize.  This is also an awesome multicultural experience; we will take time to interface with peoples and cultures of Creole, Garifuna, Mestizo, and Maya communities.

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This education adventure begins with1.5 days of acclimation on the Belizean savanna and paddling the Sibun River before heading into the mountain rain forest of the Cockscomb Basin for 3 days of jungle learning in a jaguar reserve.  (If that doesn't "get your Lion on", then what will?) Next we cruise out to snorkel the coral reef and mangrove lagoons for 3 days while staying on Tobacco Caye - unforgettable!

Projected cost: $1,700.

$700 deposit due Dec. 12, 2007.

Post-trip grant reimbursements and final airfare pricing may reduce the cost by as much as $700.  Last year, the final cost to York students was $950.

One may also apply for the competitive Pennsylvania Commonwealth Education Abroad Scholarship, which if awarded, will reduce the cost by an additional $500; apply now!

Act quickly as space is filling up and limited to only 15 students.  Projected cost includes airfare from BWI, in-country meals, lodging, ground and sea transportation, snorkeling gear, and great fun.

e-mail questions to Dr. Matt Hoch.

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November 22, 2006

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