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Study Abroad - Belize

Date: May 2- 16, 2018

Cost: $2,770 plus tuition

Compare the cultures of the Gullah-Geechee people of the low country coast of the southern United States and the Garifuna and Kriol people of coastal Belize. Learning about the Gullah-Geechee, Garifuna, and Kriol people’s coastal experiences within their country’s systems of justice and their historical development through a series of lectures, museum visits, and cultural performances. A highlight of this study tour is the cultural exchange program which involves living with a host family.  From the comparative feature of the tour, students will experience modern day Mayan culture in the cultivation of the Coca with which that culture is famously known for the drink once only consumed by the Ancient Maya Kings and Royal families.

Courses Offered

HIST 2100 The African Diasport
HIST 3890 Topics in Public History
CRJU 2010 Universal Justice
CRJU 3600 Special Topics

Contact Directors

Dr. Michael Benjamin

Dr. Maxine Bryant