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Know the following program information, which you will provide on the online application:
Early application is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete applications include an essay and unofficial transcript. A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application.
Satellite imagery is fairly ubiquitous today with ready access to Google Earth and other online mapping applications. What you may not know is there is a plethora of ways to interpret satellite imagery, not just basic bird’s eye photo interpretation. Explore and experience other ways to read and interpret an image.
The novice mapper to the geospatially proficient will gain a meaningful field experience and lab practicum where field data and satellite imagery are combined to render valuable information about the Maya Gold landscape. Collaborate on a mapping project with the Ya'axché Conservation Trust, a Belizean organization which aims to maintain healthy forests, rivers and reefs. Utilize Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and remote sensing techniques to create informative cartographically derived outputs.Enjoy a unique cultural experience where community-based needs are valued and observed. Stay in a Mayan village guesthouse where visitors are welcome to experience the everyday life of a Mayan villager. Meet with the Julian Cho Foundation to learn about the work they do to support and manifest Mayan heritage by preserving their culture and ancestral lands. Explore significant Mayan ruins throughout the region.
Earn 3 credits in GIS 3595 or GEOG 3995: Mapping in Belize. Course topics include:
Students must have a passport, valid for at least six months after their return to the United States.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application. A deposit of $400 will be billed to your student account upon your confirmation of participation. The remainder of the program fee will be billed through Student Accounts Receivable.