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UVM Travel Study
Office of International Education

Belize: Women’s Health and Spirituality – A Cross-Cultural Exploration

Course Location
Program Dates
Spring Break 2020
Travel Dates: 3/6/2020 - 3/15/2020
HLTH 145/GSWS 196 - 3 Credits
Jeanne Kaczka-Valliere
Please see below for more information about costs associated with this travel study program.
The course is primarily for undergraduates. Graduates can enroll with permission from the instructor. An application and interview is required. Contact the instructor for an application. This course accepts 11 students.

View the syllabus

Course Description

This course will examine the physical, mental and spiritual health of women-identified individuals from a cross-cultural perspective. Students will explore their personal journey addressing developmental, psychological, societal, and cultural aspects of their own lives in the United States and those of young women in Belize. This course will look at multifaceted aspects of health, wellness, spirituality, gender socialization, discrimination, and self-esteem to understand ways to improve the quality of life for young women-identified individuals. We are not going to Belize to “help” we are going to learn.

Travel Study Costs and Fees

Program Fee: $1,776*

If you are admitted to the course, you will receive an email asking you to accept or decline the spot. To accept your spot, you are required to fill out the commitment deposit form and submit a $500 non-refundable deposit within 48 hours. For more information about payment policies and procedures, view the Travel Study Payment Policy.


  • In-country transportation
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Cultural activities and excursions arranged by the lead instructor
  • Meals
  • Supplies and materials

Not Included:

  • College tuition and fees**, see UVM Student Financial Services
  • Airfare, estimated cost $1,288
  • Cancel for any reason flight insurance (strongly encouraged)
  • Baggage fees
  • Vaccinations and any associated costs
  • Passport fees
  • Personal and entertainment expenses
  • Optional excursions
  • Anything not specified as included in the program

*Trip cost subject to change due to unanticipated changes.

**Travel Study courses are regarded as normal UVM courses and as such, normal tuition and fees apply.

Country Information

Visit the U.S. Department of State website for information regarding country health, safety risks, and laws for Belize.