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Critical Thinking in Belize (Egbert Higinio) Merritt College English 5 (Summer 2022)

May 28 - June 6

Thank you for your interest in the Peralta Study Abroad Programs. Please begin by filling out our Pre-Travel Study Abroad Information Form

An official decision will be made on January 28, 2022 (120 days before departure) if this program will be offered or not based on safety factors which include, but are not limited to:

Program Details

  • Locations: Belize
  • College: Merritt College
  • Course: English 5 – Critical Thinking in Reading and Writing (Course #TBD)
  • Instructor: Egbert Higinio  (
  • Term: Summer 2022
  • Units: 3
  • Acceptable for credit: UC, CSU
  • Description: Development of the ability to analyze, criticize and advocate ideas: Relationship of language to logic, induction and deduction, facts, inferences, judgments, and formal and informal fallacies of language and thought. Instructs in writing about issues of critical thinking to develop both thinking and writing skills.
  • Dates:
    • May 28-June 6, 2022 (Travel), Summer 2022 session (hybrid, Merritt College)
      • Additional Expenses: Passport (if you do not have one already), and enrollment fees for English 5 (3 units).

In addition to completing the Pre-Travel Study Abroad Information Form, students will need to read, sign and submit the following documents in order to be accepted to the program:

  1. Assumption of Risks
  2. Waiver and Release Agreement
  3. Standards of Student Conduct
  4. Apply to the college and obtain a Student ID (if you do not have one already)
  5. Submit a completed and signed Add Card (It is okay to leave the course code blank if you do  not know it)
  6. Submit copy of passport (Or ID if you do not have one)

Prior to departure, each student will need to also:

  1. Apply for a Passport (if you do not have one already) or Renew Passport (if not valid for at least 6 months from time of travel)
  2. Make program payments by deadlines
  3. Pay for course in Student Center
  4. Attend mandatory pre-departure orientations (Dates TBD)
  5. Register with the US Department of Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
  6. Obtain proper immunizations as listed on CDC website and check with your physician


CONTACT INFORMATION: Egbert Higinio ( / 408-603-5681

SAMPLE ITINERARY (Subject to Change):

2020 Belize Itinerary-Egbert


May 28
June 6
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