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*WCU Summer in Belize: Graduate Literacy Practicum and Seminar in Belize City
Belize City, Belize (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WCU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Apartment Area of Study: Education
Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad Credit Type: Direct WCU Credit
Available to Non-WCU Students?: No Faculty/Staff Director: Diane Santori
Glossary entry for program parameter 10012
Academic Level:
Graduate College: Education & Social Work
Program Description:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This program is part of the M.Ed in Reading program. Students can enroll in EDR 512 or EDR 532 as this will be a combined course.  It will run for four weeks during Summer II. The first week of the course will be held on WCU's main campus and the following three weeks in Belize City.  While in Belize, graduate students will tutor a child who is experiencing difficulty in literacy at Belize Elementary School in Belize City Monday-Thursday 9:00-11:00am and attend seminar until noon. Dr. Santori, the professor for the course, will be there with the students for the duration of the course. We will also go on two group excursions as part of this program.
 
LOCATION 
Belize City, Belize
 
ACCOMMODATION 
All participants on this program will rent shared apartments for the duration of the program in Belize.
 
LANGUAGE
English (no prior foreign language experience required for participation in this program)
 
COURSE INFORMATION
All participants will earn credit for either EDR 512 OR EDR 532.
 
EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE EXCURSIONS
Tour of rain forest, cave tubing, and zip lining through the jungle over the river
Catamaran Boat Tour & Snorkeling
 
PROGRAM COSTS
In addition to the regular WCU tuition rates for the three credit hour course, all participants will be billed the non-refundable $100 study abroad application fee upon applying to the program and will be required to purchase WCU's mandatory international insurance prior to departure. 

Additional costs for this program include:
Round-trip airfare (estimated at $750)
Housing ($700-$1,100 estimated)
Meals (estimated at $400)
Excursions & In-country transportation (estimated around $450)

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Scholarships may be available through the Literacy Department. Contact the Program Director listed below for additional information.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Diane Santori, Associate Professor
Literacy Department
dsantori@wcupa.edu
 

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.