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BVAR Field School Application

Applications for the Summer 2023 field school are closed. Please check back in the Fall for the Summer 2024 applications!

You are applying to join a research project that is operating in a culturally diverse country, under conditions which will likely be quite different from those to which you are accustomed to in your home country. The project involves hard physical labor and the ability to live and cooperate in close quarters with others in a tropical environment. This questionnaire helps to ensure that the project operates smoothly and that we have some idea of your skills, interests, strengths, and weaknesses prior to the beginning of the field season. Please try to answer as accurately and completely as possible. You may complete the online questionnaire (link below), or you may download the PDF form and return your answers via email. 


  • All applicants must be at least 18 years old and in sufficient good health to deal with the rigors of this project.

  • Registration fees cover weekly lodgings, weekday meals, as well as transportation to and from the site.

  • Travel to and from Belize and incidental expenses are the responsibility of the participant. Students must book their flights on the specified start and end dates, as the project cannot pick up students from the airport on other dates.

  • Two weeks is the minimum length of stay (for pedagogical and logistical reasons).

*Optional* academic credit is offered for this program through Northern Arizona University. You must participate for a minimum of four (4) weeks in order to earn credit, and there will be additional fees paid to NAU. The deadline to apply for course credits is February 15, 2023. 

For information about NAU’s Study Abroad application, please visit the NAU Center for International Education website.

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Click here to submit your application.


Once you complete your application you will receive a message that indicates that your application has been received. If you have any issues with this form, you can email a PDF application (below) to If you do not receive an email a week after submitting your form, send an email to us to check on the status of your application.

PDF Application

In anticipation of acceptance, we also recommend that you download our required student forms, which you will need to bring to Belize and turn in upon your arrival:

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