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Belize: Clinical Field Experience

Belize RUC classroom

Candidates will be provided assistance from OHIO clinical educators and mentor Belizean teachers in planning and teaching lessons. In doing so, teacher candicates will learn culturally and linguistically appropriate instructional methods and theoretical implications to best meet the learning needs of the Belizean learners. 

Complete a two-week clinical field experience while teaching at Santa Clara Roman Catholic School in San Narciso, Belize. This clinical will allow teacher candidates to work closely with teachers and learners within a Belizean classroom while developing a deeper understanding of diverse learning needs and unique cultural experiences. 

Belize is located in Central America. It is home to a diverse population. English is the official language of Belize and is the primary language of instruction in Belizian schools. However, most of the population is bilingual, and most of the children speak Spanish at home and outside the classroom.

Program Dates

May 11 - 26, 2019

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline:  December 15, 2018
Final Deadline: February 1, 2019
Extended Deadline: February 15, 2019

Information Session: Stay tuned for information on the next information meeting

Eligibility and Selection Process

This program is open to all undergraduate education majors who have met the prerequisites for the program coursework (see below). Minimum GPA required is 3.0.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.


Students will take a one-day tour of the Lamanai Ruins off the banks of the New River in Belize.


Students will stay in shared hotel rooms in Corozal, Belize. Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily at the hotel and/or school. A welcome and farewell dinner is also included.

Courses and Credits


Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn 3 credits from the following list of courses.

  • EDTE 2020 (1 credit hours) - Undergraduate students
  • EDTE 4900 (2 credit hours) - Undergraduate students
  • EDTE 4900 (3 credit hours) - Undergraduate students, who have taken EDTE 2020
  • EDTE 6900 (3 credit hours) - Graduate students


Find out about scholarships, using your financial aid and more for this program.

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

Additional Information on Belize

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the   CIA World Factbook

Health and Safety 

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the   Centers for Disease Control   for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the   State Department site   for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to   International SOS   for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the   Office of Student Accessibility Services   to schedule an appointment to complete an   Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

Exit and Entry Requirements 

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your   passport. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for Belize can be found   here.

U.S. citizens   do not   need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program. 

For more specific visa related information please visit OGO’s    Visa Information Page    
Information for NON-US citizens can be found   here.

For more information contact: 

Dr.Karen Oswald 
Program Co-Director 

Dr. Jen Newton
Program Co-Director 

Kirsten Dabelko 
Senior Program Coordinator 






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