Land-Ocean Interface Summer Program


Belize: San Ignacio


The Land-Ocean Interface program features two courses. The first two weeks will be devoted to the comprehensive study of terrestrial ecosystems in Belize. This will be carried out through a combination of targeted discussion sessions, presentations, and extensive fieldwork.

The following third and fourth weeks will be spent doing the Marine Practicum course. Students will be involved in fieldwork held at marine protected areas in the country. They will examine the ecology of seagrass beds, mangroves, and coral reefs, taking into account the effect of land-based pollutants.


1. Have fun interacting with the diverse student population.

2. Experience full cultural immersion.

3. Learn Spanish by engaging with the bilingual community.

4. Experience the country's renowned tourist attractions.

5. Learn from committed and experienced faculty.




May 29- June 28

Travel Types

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Kayaking (River)
  • Kayaking (Sea)
  • Snorkeling

Degree Level

Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

Minimum Education


Subject Areas

  • Applied Science
  • Biology
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Management Systems / Policy
  • Environmental Studies
  • Field-study
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture / Floriculture
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Natural Sciences
  • Science
  • Sustainable Development
  • Tropical Biology
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences

Cost in US$:


Program Fees Include:

* Tuition up to 6 credits hours
* Lab and field fees
* Round trip airport transfers on group arrival and departure days
* Ground transportation to and from field sites
* Double occupancy accommodation
* Breakfast and lunch (Mondays to Fridays)
* Orientation

Experience Required


    Swimming, hiking and snorkeling skills are useful.

This Program is open to

Canadian, American and Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel


Application Process Involves

  • Disciplinary Clearance Form
  • Other
  • Transcript
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

15 working days