Studying abroad close to home with plenty of hands-on experience with animals is great for students who haven’t studied abroad before. The Institute for Sustainable International Studies, ISIS Belize, offers animal science courses over the summer in English speaking Belize. Our courses offer experiences on farms, in the jungle, at wildlife rescue clinics, the Belize Zoo and in the Caribbean Sea.
For full details on our courses and the syllabus for each course, please click on the links below to our website at www.isisbelize.com. Class sizes are limited to 12 students to provide the best learning experience.
- Large Animal Veterinary Practices in the Tropics
- Wildlife Medicine, Biology and Conservation
- Tropical Marine Conservation Biology
- NEW! Ornithology in the Tropics: Birds of Belize
- NEW! Global Health: Biology, Medicine and Public Health in the Tropics
Our summer 2013 students had this to say:
“I was able to get hands on experience and understand a different way of life. The course helped me to discover what it means to be a wildlife rehabilitator- the pros and cons.” S. O., Pennsylvania
“…quick, but intensive course with opportunities to develop clinical skills with most domestic animals. At the same time, students get to experience life in a developing country and veterinary experiences apart from the US.” A. G., Michigan
“… if you have absolutely any interest in sustainable development, marine biology, ecotourism, biology in general, environmental studies in general, or just like nature, there is absolutely no reason not to take this course because you will only become more passionate about those things” A. S., Washington
Summer sessions run through June and July and are designed for students to take courses back to back for six credits and a month in Belize. A two week course is $2675 and the two course session is $4,225*. Airfare is not included. Application forms are available on the ISIS website. Transcripts are issued from Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio, Belize or for those students needing transcripts from a US university, click here for details. If summer doesn’t work, we offer these same classes during the winter break, December 26 – January 7.
Cynthia Reece, our Program Director for ISIS, can respond to questions related to housing, logistics, course costs, credit transfers and other details.