Have you ever wanted to travel the world? Experience a different culture? Discover new places? Go on an amazing adventure?

You can do all of this and more on Moraine Park’s upcoming study abroad program in Belize. Belize is an English-speaking country in Central America with a rich culture and diverse natural resources ranging from tropical rain forest to coral reefs. We’ll be traveling to Southern Belize, where students will stay in a rural village, eat with local families and experience Mayan culture first-hand. While there, students will participate in numerous activities relating to sustainability and renewable energy such as:

  • touring a hydroelectric dam
  • learning about sustainable farming practices
  • visiting solar-energy projects
  • snorkeling on the Belize Barrier Reef
  • learning how chocolate is made
  • and much more!

Students will also engage in service learning by installing small solar electrical systems in underserved areas. No prior experience is necessary and you can take satisfaction in knowing you’ve helped bring electricity to areas that lack it.

The Belize program focuses on renewable energy and sustainable development, but is open to anyone who is interested in a unique cross-cultural experience. Moraine Park students on this program will sign up for a 1-credit International Studies course or a 3-credit Natural Sciences in Society course in conjunction with the study abroad experience. Science instructor Liz Yoon, in collaboration with faculty from two other technical colleges, is offering this 10-day program in May, 2018.

For more information, contact Liz Yoon at eyoon@morainepark.edu or (262) 335-5837.

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students work on solar panels

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