Tropical Field School to Belize 2020

Business Field School to Belize 2020

Program Overview
Field School Dates: May 12 - 28, 2020

This 9 credit field school will visit Central Belize in partnership with Toucan Ridge Ecology & Education Society (TREES). Participants can expect to visit Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, and Billy Hawk Caye. 

Application Procedure

This field school is currently full. Check back next year for more information

Minimum "C-" in BIOL 202 (Ecology) or equivalent
Minimum GPA of 2.67 ("B-") in last 30 credits completed

Field School Fees & Costs: $3,300

Field school fees include:

  • Shared accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Most program related travel
  • Program activity costs

Expenses not included in field school fees:

  • Tuition for BIOL 395
  • Return airfare to and from the field school location
  • Guard.Me Travel medical insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Vaccinations if required

 Payments

 Type

Amount

Deadline

Non-refundable deposit

$500

October 31, 2019

Payment 1

$1,500

January 15, 2020

Payment 2/Final Payment

$1,300

February 28, 2020

Total cost per participant

Estimated amount: $3,300

 

All payments must be made via the student record. Credit cards are NOT accepted.

Passports: All participants must have a valid passport good for six months after your return. Applications for Canadian passports are available at Canada Post offices or on-line (www.ppt.gc.ca). Students must be able to legally travel outside of Canada and through/to the USA.

Visas

  • Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for tourist visits of up to 30 days, but must have onward or return air tickets and proof of sufficient funds to maintain themselves.
  • It is the responsibility of any International students participating in this field school to determine if a visa is required and to take the necessary steps to obtain a visa
  • International students going abroad must make sure their TRV and Study Permits are up-to-date and won't expire while they are abroad.

Eric Demers
Professor, Faculty of Science
250-753-3245 x 2033
Eric.Demers@viu.ca

Tim Goater
Professor, Faculty of Science
250-753-3245 x 2325
Tim.Goater@viu.ca

Education Abroad
Building 255, 2nd Floor
Phone: (250) 753-3245 local 2494
Email: educationabroad@viu.ca
world.viu.ca/education-abroad/

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