About 40 students, faculty and staff are spending spring break in Belize as part of the International Service Learning (ISL) program. This blog will document their experiences with daily posts to the pages. They will also post photos from the day.
While in Belize, the students will break into groups and implement a number of service projects, including operating a dental clinic, vision testing, presenting workshops on bullying, eye health, and conflict resolution. Integration of academic course content with these service experiences are designed to increase students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills.
The students and faculty are from disciplines including nursing, dentistry, communication and justice administration. This will be the fifteenth year that students have traveled with faculty to Belize as part of the ISL program; the first trip was in 1999. The weeklong trip won't be all work, though. While in Belize, the students will have the chance to snorkel and visit such sites as the Mayan ruins and the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan.
To find out more information about the ISL program please visit the website:
Michael Mardis, Dean of Students