Itinerary & Calendar - Belize

Proposed Itinerary for Teacher Candidates Spring, 2016
International Field Experience - San Pedro, Belize

Fall/Spring Seminars

Fall, 2015 (Room 223 EB)

1. Friday, October 16th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2. Friday, November 13th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3. Friday, December 4th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Spring, 2016 (Off Campus)

4. Friday, January 8th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5. Friday, February 5th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6. Friday, March 18th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pre-Departure Meeting

Monday, 3/21 - Meet with students to plan for travel and prepare for international experience: 9:00 AM -1:00 PM

Travel to Belize

Tuesday, 3/22 - Travel by car from Wilmington, NC to RDU, CLT (where needed)

Wednesday, 3/23 - Travel by plane from ILM, RDU, CLT to Belize City, Belize * American Airlines (http://www.aa.com/) * US Air (www.usair.com)

  • Connect by transport to San Ignacio
    Arrive at lodging
    Dinner on your own

Week 1 Inland trip to San Ignacio, Belize

Thursday- Sunday, 3/24-3/27

  • Visit Belize Zoo
    Visit San Ignacio
    Excursion #2 - ATM Tour, Mayan Culture
    Excursion #3 - Mayan Ancient Civilization Tour
    Explore Inland Culture and History of San Ignacio

Week 2 Travel to San Pedro for Service Week

Monday, 3/28 - Travel to San Pedro to hotel

  • Pedro's Inn

Tuesday, 3/29 - Half-day seminar beginning at 1:00 PM

  • Tour all placement schools in San Pedro
    Dinner as a group

Wednesday-Friday, 3/30-4/1 - Service Projects

Saturday & Sunday, 4/2-4/3 - Explore the Ambergris Caye on your own

Weeks 3-5 Field Experience in San Pedro

Weekly seminars are held AFTER school is complete on Mondays for one hour (time and location - TBD)

Week 3 (4/4- 4/8)

Monday, 4/4 - Begin Field Experience in Schools

Saturday, 4/9 - Excursion - Ho Chan Marine Reserve

Sunday, 4/10 - Free day

Week 4 (4/11- 4/15)

Monday, 4/11 - Internship in schools

Saturday & Sunday, 4/16-4/17 - Weekend Free for Students

  • Visit Marco Gonzales
    Ancient Mayan Trading Post
    Current Site of UNCW Student Excavations

Week 5 (4/18-4/22)

Monday - Friday, 4/18-4/22 - Internship in schools

Saturday & Sunday, 4/23-4/24 - Free weekend

Week 6 (4/25-29)

Monday, 4/25 - Last Week of Internship in Schools

Friday, 4/29 - Last day of Internship in Schools

  • Final group dinner.

Saturday & Sunday, 4/30-5/1 - Students leave San Pedro