Belize 2022/2023
Gain a greater understanding of healthcare in culturally diverse populations through the direct delivery of healthcare services to under-served populations with limited resources in Belize.

Course Title: NURS 482 Professional Nursing: Clinical Capstone in Belize (4 credits)

Pre-requisites: Must be a senior nursing student in their final semester and accepted to Belize study abroad program

Tentative Travel Dates: Late March/Early April 2022

Cities Visited: San Ignacio, Succotz, and Caye Caulker

Program Leader: TBD

Estimated Cost: $3,900–$4,200 per participant

  • Based on a realistic estimate of participants. Fees may change based on final enrollment and/or exchange rate fluctuation.
  • Costs includes international airfare, accommodations, in-country transportation, cultural activities, international health insurance, and most meals.
  • Cost does not include passport fees, vaccination fees, personal spending money, some meals or trip/travel insurance.
  • Financial aid may be applied.

Housing: Homestays and Shared Living


  • Application Form
  • Application Recommendation Form

  • $200 Application Deposit (ONLY accepted in check or money order form, payable to Viterbo University)

  • A one-page, single-spaced, typed personal statement addressing the following:

    • What motivates you to seek this particular experience?

    • What do you believe makes you a good fit for this particular program? Consider here not only how the program might influence you, but also how your strengths might enhance the experience for your peers, those you meet along the way, etc.

Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2022
  • Application materials are due to the study abroad office, in NRC 415.
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"This experience was incredibly valuable to me, both personally and professionally. I came into it with an open heart and an open mind, and soaked in all that the opportunity had to offer. I built lasting relationships and learned things that will affect my future practice as a professional nurse, including maintaining a positive attitude, showing dedication, and being grateful for the things we have in the United States" (Margaret, Belize 2017).