Study tours provide an opportunity for Michigan citizens to experience the world through experiential learning in adifferent country. Michigan State University offers more than 140 study abroad and study tour programs throughout the summer and academic year. The following is a program that combines both a credit and non-credit program in thesubject area of Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment.

This unique Belize and Guatemala Study Tour focused on understanding the people, natural resources, agriculturepractices and development in a highly sensitive environment in Central America. Belize and Guatemala provide amicrocosm of the conflicts, which can arise as affluent tourists, and foreign developers impose themselves onunsophisticated economy and fragile environment. Many elements compete for the fragile resource base of Belize,and create possibilities for social conflict as development proceeds.

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