A field immersion into two of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth: coral reefs and tropical rainforests. Students live in remote field stations in Belize, where they examine the ecology and natural history of these two systems through extensive field exploration and research. The course consists of two classes - a seminar class where students learn the fundamentals of tropical ecology and conservation using Belize as the focus. And a ten-day field immersion course that takes students to two Belizean field stations - one on the island of South Water Caye and the other to the interior rainforest in the Maya Mountains
Study away is an important part of a Sewanee student's experience. We encourage students to complement their experiences on the Domain with environmental study in other regions of the United States or the world.
Many of our students take advantage of programs that are taught and managed by our faculty. Other opportunities are are available through the Office of Global Citizenship.