Hopkins and San Ignacio, Belize

May 11 – 25, 2020

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Belize is a culturally diverse and mixed race country with one foot in Latin America and the other in the Caribbean. Students will be fully immersed in the culture through immersive learning activities that will highlight textbook material developmental theories into the diverse Belizean context. We will experience San Ignacio and the Mayan ruins, the University of Belize, an Archaeological Reserve, the Belize Zoo, a large Mennonite community, snorkeling, and many other Belizean activities related to change. Students will be able to list and apply principles of planned change, identify methods of change in contexts, influence the introduction, adoption, and diffusion of technological strategies, describe ways of predicting and minimizing undesirable consequences of change, and enhance communications skills for change facilitation.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2019

Scholarship Deadline: October 12, 2019


Credit: All students are required to take at least three hours, but are encouraged strongly to take six credit hours, to participate in this program.

  • ALED 440: Leading Change (3 cr.)


  • Good standing with Texas A&M University; 2.0 GPR
  • Must attend all program-specific meetings prior to departure
  • Junior or Senior classification and/or approval from faculty leader(s)

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