Students are invited to a presentation on the SUNY Belize Internship Program by Nancy Adamson, the program's project director, on Thursday, March 2, during Bengal Pause (12:15–1:30 p.m.) in the lobby of Butler Library.
SUNY Cortland offers programs in Belize, the only English-speaking country in Central America, through the Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA). Cortland’s internship program in Belize offers Buffalo State students the unique opportunity to have an international volunteer experience as they intern for 40 hours a week with a private corporation, nonprofit organization, school, sports team, health-service provider, or government branch. Experiential courses are offered in the summer and over the winter break and include Global Health: Biology, Medicine, and Public Health in the Tropics: GE 6; Tropical Marine Conservation Biology: GE 12; Tropical Forests: The Management and Conservation of Biodiversity: GE 12; and other courses focusing on traditional health and healing, large animal veterinary practices, and wildlife conservation.
The winter program is three weeks; summer programs vary from six to 12 weeks. A fall or spring full semester internship option is also available.