Galen University, Belize
Overview: Franklin College has a formal agreement with Galen University that enables students to spend a semester or a year studying at Galen University, San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize. Galen University is a modern, well-equipped campus that is home to state-of-the-art technology and innovative educational programs. Belize is an English-speaking country known for its stable democracy and rich cultural diversity.
Institution: Galen University is a Belizean institution with an international outlook. Welcoming students from around the world and from diverse backgrounds, Galen offers a multi-ethnic atmosphere that will enrich the education each student receives both inside and outside the classroom.
Housing: There are a variety of housing options for students, all of which are inspected by the university. The university provides a list of housing options for their students’ convenience. All arrangements for housing are entered into by the student and his/her landlord. Students are urged to sign a lease or to obtain a written agreement so that all aspects of their arrangements are clear.
Course offerings: Subject areas include: Archeology, Anthropology, Environmental Science, Business Administration, International Business, Marketing, Economics and Finance, Tourism Management.
Semester: Students can study during both the fall and spring semesters. A number of short summer programs are also available.
GPA requirement: Grades must be in good standing.
Information about Belize: Belize, often called "Mother Nature’s best kept secret," is a tropical paradise. It is the only English-speaking country in Central America. When your studies permit, you can choose from an amazing number of extra-curricular activities, such as diving or snorkeling along the barrier reef, canoeing, kayaking or tubing on the rivers, climbing ancient Mayan temples and exploring their ruins, or trekking through tropical forests.
Other information: There is a $30 application fee.
For more information about this program, please contact Professor Simone Pilon, Director of International Studies.