Spring Break Programs

Carlow Cares: Belize

Program Overview

Carlow Cares: Belize during spring break is available to undergraduate and graduate students interested in 1) working with individuals with special needs from various disciplines (special education, general education, nursing, psychology, social work, art therapy and health related services) 2) nursing practices in a rural clinic in a developing country, or 3) volunteering in a business office in a destination vacation resort with an emphasis on building the local community.

This 9 day program designed by Carlow faculty in coordination with the Center for Global Learning will focus on valuing persons with different abilities and different cultures utilizing a holistic approach while exploiting the synergy created by including students from diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests. Deadline for application is November 1st.


Required Course

EDD 366 International Field Experience
This study abroad course includes 25 hours of hands-on practical experience in one of the following areas: 1) a rural school, 2) a rural health clinic, or 3) a business office for tourism. Placement will vary depending upon a student’s discipline of study. Opportunities to interact with a variety of related service providers enhance the experience while offering students multiple perspectives and techniques for enriching the lives of individuals living in a developing country.

Program Fees

All fees are subject to change. The following items will be billed to participants by Carlow 

  • $2,500 - Residency fee, including the following items:
  • Housing
  • Most meals
  • Excursions and field trips
  • International airfare
  • Ground transportation
  • On-site daily and emergency support from faculty and staff

For more information

Dr. Susan O'Rourke, Faculty Leader