Belize 2018


Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Learn the secrets of medicinal plants on the Maya medicine trail. Climb to the top of Xunantunich, one of many Mayan ruins, and see where Belize meets Guatemala; explore the pitz stadium where the Maya would play the infamous ball game, Pok-A-Tok.

Most importantly, make a difference in children’s lives by creating and delivering unique health promotion lessons to kids ages 4-14; and work alongside health professionals to help provide health screenings and referrals to the local children.

All majors are encouraged to apply, no health care experience required.

Students will enroll in HSC-N 390 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3 cr.)

  • Travel dates | March 8-15, 2018
  • Estimated cost | $2750 (not including tuition cost)

Applications are due November 30, 2017 and a non-refundable deposit of $300 is due December 15, 2017. Balance must be paid in full or by commitment from Financial Aid by January 17, 2018

The Trip of a Lifetime to Belize | Foundations Magazine

When Garrett Gutermuth, a junior communications major, and Desmond Atem, a junior nursing student, and 16 other IU South Bend students traveled to Belize with Assistant Professor Caren Rossow and Assistant Dean Kristyn Quimby, it wasn’t your ordinary college spring break trip. The weather was warm and tropical, but the mission was different. Keep reading >>

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Photos courtesy of Kristyn Quimby, Assistant Dean of Health Sciences; and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Dental Education, Dental Education, Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences
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pictured | Clinical Assistant Professor Mallory Edmondson
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pictured | Desmond Atem, Leah Stover, Deno Vidmar
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It's UnBelizeable!
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Entire group on side of Xunantunich
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pictured | Cynthia Murphy-Wardlow
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pictured | Desmond Atem, Happiness Lameck, and Evelyn Batres; lead students in physical activity education program