Belize

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4-week Field Experience in Belize Schools:

Rising juniors, seniors, spring graduates, and graduate students, enrolled in the Watson College of Education Teacher Education Program, may participate in a 4-week field experience. Students are placed in PreK-12 schools in San Pedro Town, Belize to learn and share ideas with classroom teachers.

May 5-June 2, 2018*
Note: This is a modified trip from years’ past. Due to North Carolina Teaching License requirements, all initial licensed students must complete 16 weeks of internship in North Carolina. This trip leaves the day after spring graduation and will not interfere with any required internship or other course for initial licensure. Application deadline is November 15, 2017.

  • Undergraduate- EDN-455 International Field Experience (3 credits) Students enroll in the SPRING semester to take this course. Monthly seminars are required. Travel begins after the semester ends.
  • Graduate-EDN-592 International Field Experience (3 hours) Students enroll in the SPRING semester to this course. Monthly seminars are required. Travel begins after the semester ends.

2-week Summer Camp Experience with Community Library:

Open to all students enrolled in the Watson College of Education and other UNCW students with permission of the trip leaders, students spend two weeks in San Pedro Town, Belize offering academic camps through the community library. Sessions run Monday-Thursday, morning and afternoon. Fridays are excursion days to learn and enjoy beautiful Belize!

July 28-August 11, 2018
The application deadline is Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Any applications received after the deadline will only be considered if program availability exists.

  • Undergraduate- EDN-455 International Field Experience (3 credits) Students enroll in the Second Summer Session to take this course. Weekly seminars are required during Summer Session I.
  • Graduate-EDN-592 International Field Experience (3 hours) Students enroll in the second Summer Session to take this course. Weekly seminars are required during Summer Session I.

1-week Professional Development Experience for Graduate Students:

Graduate students in teacher education and school administration programs in Watson College of Education, or a related college on campus, offer professional development experiences for teachers and principals in Belize. Sessions run Monday-Thursday, with Friday and weekends open to explore Belize. (Minimum of 10 days in country required.)

The application deadline is Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Any applications received after the deadline will only be considered if program availability exists.

  • Graduate-EDL 664 International Internship (2 credits) or EDN-592 International Field Experience (2 credits) Students enroll in the SUMMER II session. Weekly seminars required during Summer I.

Additional Summer Information

Where is San Pedro, Belize? San Pedro

Belize Application

Interest meetings for 2017-18 in Room EB 331:

  • August 28, 5 pm
  • August 29, 2 pm
  • August 31, 10 am 
  • September 6, 9 am
  • September 8, 12noon

Site Coordinator
Dr. Susan Catapano
catapanos@uncw.edu
910-962-2290