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Information Session–EL Travel Seminar to Belize: 9/11

Posted on September 9, 2019 | Filed under Archive

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Date: 9/11Time: 12:15 pm

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Earn two credits while serving learning about poverty and community health in Belize in May 2020. Trip dates are May 17 to May 30. An international service-learning course that includes a 14-day immersion experience in Belize. We will work with a Mayan community, the Q’eqchi (Kekchi) people who have since relocated to the Toledo District in the South of Belize. They are struggling to preserve their cultural identities and traditional livelihoods in the face of 21st century factors that range from globalization and climate change to narcotics trafficking and high unemployment. Nestled on the banks of the Deep River, Medina Bank is easy to access and offers delightful walks in the high canopy rain- forest and a hike to a waterfall. The village with a population of about 250 is mainly Kekchi. Deep River is now a protected area and is still in pristine condition. Kirsten Peterson and Jim Fitch will talk about the itinerary, what to expect, course requirements, and attempt to answer your questions. Join us in Campus Center 206 on Wednesday, September 11, from 12:15 to 1:15 to learn more.