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  • Locations: Glover Reef, Belize
  • Program Terms: January Intersession
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing: Hotel, Research Station Eligible Year: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Type: Faculty-Led
Program Description:

Travel Dates: January 7 - 16, 2019 

Number of students on program: limited to 14 students

Marine Ecology Fieldwork: Belize (105-585) is a 2-credit intersession course in which students will travel to Belize to study marine ecology, local fisheries and protected areas of Glover’s Reef, the world’s second-largest barrier reef.  This 500-level course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduate students with a background in biology and environmental studies.  Participants in this program must pass a swim test and interview with Professor Freeman.  The course will meet 2-3 times prior to departure to prepare for the field work and practice snorkeling.

This course can be taken alone or as a pre-requisite for the 2019 spring semester Marine Ecology Capstone (105-553). Students who enroll in the Marine Ecology Capstone will analyze data collected in Belize, discuss marine ecology research, write their capstone paper and present research.

2019 Marine Ecology in Belize Itinerary
2019 Syllabus Coming Soon

Faculty Leader
Aaren Freeman, Professor of Biology,

Course Registration
  • During open planning, students should register online for the following 2-credit intersession course, Marine Ecology Fieldwork: Belize (105-585).  All registrations will need CIE Office approval.

  • The course is considered part of the 2019 spring semester and traditional undergraduate students only pay additional tuition fees if they are part-time (11 credits or fewer), exceed 17 credits or opt to receive graduate credit (for more information contact CIE).  
  • Part time students, graduate students, or students enrolled in specialty programs (e.g. Accelerated B.S. in Nursing, Accelerated M.B.A.) will be charged the standard per credit undergraduate tuition rate.
  • Non-Adelphi students will be charged tuition and fees upon registration for this course.
  • All participants will be charged a $150 study abroad fee.
  • All tuition charges and fees will be assessed to the student's online tuition account for the relevant semester.  

Program Fees
Estimated Program Cost: $2,500 (includes airfare)

Program Fee Includes:

  • International Flight
  • Glovers Reef DockIn country transportation
  • Lodging & most meals
  • Entry fees & guides
  • CISI international health insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include: 

  • Some meals
  • Transport to and from JFK
  • Snorkel Equipment (estimated at $100-$200)
  • Personal expenses
  • Luggage fees
  • Passport & visa fees (US citizens do not need a visa)
  • Adelphi tuition and study abroad fee (charged to tuition account; see above)

Application Procedures & Deadlines
Apply directly online by clicking "Apply Now" above.  You will then need to make a deposit to reserve your spot.   Program acceptance is done on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on the order in which the deposits are received. Your application will be considered incomplete without the program deposit.  Cash, checks or money orders (payable to Adelphi University) are acceptable forms of payment.  The Center for International Education is located in Nexus 145 on the Garden City campus.  Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  

Mailing Instructions: (checks & money orders only)
BelizeCenter for International Education
Adelphi University, Nexus 145
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
The payment timeline is as follows.  Please note that a $50 non-refundable late fee will be assessed for each payment deadline missed.

Before September 17 : $300 (non-refundable)
October 15: $1400
November 19: $800

Refund and Cancellation Policy
The program deposit is non-refundable unless the program is cancelled. An attempt to recover funds from our tour providers will be made, but no refund is guaranteed.

Travel Documentation
Students are responsible for their own travel documents, including obtaining a passport and researching entry regulations.

  • All students need a valid passport with an expiration date at least six months after your return.
  • U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Belize for this short-term program.  If you are a citizen of another country, please work with appropriate consulate general for study abroad destination in order to identify and obtain appropriate entry documents.  Email the Center for International Education ( if you need assistance.
  • For students maintaining F-1 international student status, interested in participating in a study abroad program, the following must be completed:
    • Contact the Office of International Student Services in order to review your I-20, passport and F-1 visa for review and guidance for participation.
    • Request a travel endorsement signature valid for re-entry into the United States. 
    • Maintain valid F-1 status
Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • All students participating in Adelphi faculty-led programs may be eligible to have their financial aid package re-evaluated based on the additional program fees listed above.  Keep in mind that most re-evaluations result only in an increase in loan eligibility and funds may not be available until after the start date of the program.  Students who anticipate using loans must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits. Students are responsible for meeting all payment deadlines above, regardless of their financial aid status.  If you would like to discuss your financial aid package, you should visit the Student Financial Services office in the lower level of Levermore Hall.
  • Please note that recipients of the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) must register for at least 12 credits in the spring semester in addition to this course in order to maintain their eligibility.  January intersession courses do not count toward that 12-credit requirement.    
  • Adelphi University offers several study abroad tuition scholarships for undergraduate students.  Find more information here.

Health & Safety 

  • The Zika Virus is present in Belize.  For more information, visit the Belize page on the CDC website.
  • Find updated Travel Advisories & Alerts posted by the Department of State here.

This program is currently not accepting applications.