Posted: October 27, 2022

Applications for AEE/INTAG 499: Indigenous Knowledge and Agricultural Education (TeachAgBelize) are open until November 15th! This course features an immersion experience to Belize on March 5th-12th, 2023.

Want to immerse yourself in the culture and explore agricultural practices in Belize? Interested in teaching about agriculture? Then TeachAgBelize is for you!

Application link here. Applications close on November 15th with applicants being notified of a decision by November 18th.

Program Description:
Consider the role of agricultural education by visiting examples of both formal and non-formal agricultural education and discover 4-H Belize! Try something new by sleeping in a traditional Mayan hut and trying food prepared by local people. Think about agriculture in new ways by touring small and large scale agriculture operations and learning about traditional agriculture practices and their role in modern life.

TeachAg Belize is an embedded course at Penn State that includes an introductory immersion experience, allowing participants to explore formal and non-formal education about agriculture through indigenous populations with multi-lingual cultures.

Participants will learn more about the role of indigenous knowledge in agricultural education in the multi-cultural context offered by the country of Belize, through the help of our partners CELA Belize

More details on this experience (which counts towards an International Agriculture minor) can be found on this website.

Class Dates: Monday evenings in spring 2023 (4-7 PM)

Immersion Dates: March 5th - 12th, 2023

Estimated Cost: $3,500 which includes a plane ticket, all group activities, and most meals (the Global Teach Ag Network and Office of International Programs have funding to assist students with the cost of this immersion experience - please reach out to the instructional team with questions about funding).

Questions? Reach out to a member of the instructional team - Dr. John Ewing (, Dr. Melanie Miller-Foster (, or Carson Letot (