Study Abroad in Belize

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Studying Abroad in Belize


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Take intensive, two week field courses in our winter or summer sessions where Belize is the classroom. Our offerings include pre-professional, environmental, conservation, business and anthropology classes. All classes provide practical experience in the field with rich cultural contact. Transfer credit back home. Housing and some meals covered in costs.


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Join Pacific Discovery on the adventure of a lifetime on its newest program offering – The Cuba and Central America Semester. This amazing 10-week group journey explores and adventures through six amazing and diverse countries – Mexico, Cuba, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Participants will get to practice their Spanish, explore ancient ruins, get their PADI Diving Certification,...


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Travel to the Central American country of Belize with Toucan Education Programs (TEP) and get the opportunity to discover its scenic beauty and Maya and Spanish-influenced culture. Students may choose to study Spanish language and culture lessons. They can also participate in excursions around the country and in neighboring Mexico or travel with others to the rainforest to observe birds and oth...


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The Broadreach program located in Belize, Wilderness First Responder (WFR), prepares Medical Associates for WFR certification. The program also provides participants with three Health Sciences credits and is offered in the summer term. Participants complete over 60 hours of fieldwork and training, teaching them the essential skills for wilderness-based rescue and survival. Additionally, Broadre...


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Why not make the most of your time abroad by adding volunteer experience to your resume as well as gaining academic course credit in your field of study. Volunteers can arrange with their academic institution to gain transferrable course credit by participating in our field programmes. Our research team both in our London Headquarters and overseas field staff will liaise with your academic cour...


The University at Albany’s Office of International Education in cooperation with the Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning offers the opportunity to work with teachers and learners in Belize, Central America. Participants will visit and observe rural and urban schools, collaborate with Belize teachers, work in small groups with Belize learners, meet with administration at school and dist...


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Travel to the Central American country of Belize on a study abroad program with Galen University. Select a course from a broad range of fields, including environmental science, forensic anthropology, and management and administration. Students can study in Belize for a semester or an academic year. Some courses are available only to participants from the United States or Canada.


Experience natural beauty and culture of Belize through studying abroad with George Mason University. Students from all over the world can live and study in Belize City for the whole winter semester. This program includes course offerings in Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Management.


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Explore the rich ecological diversity of Belize while helping in efforts to conserve endangered species on a study abroad program with Project Dragonfly, Miami University. The Global Field Program gives students the opportunity to join researchers from the Belize Zoo in protecting wildlife species such as howler monkeys and manatees, as well as plant life.


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Specialty in medical student placement with local health care institutions for the completion of medical rotations/elective placements and medical volunteer. Similar placement for all health care student in Nursing practicums, Counselling, mental health, Public health with qualified local precursors in the Developing world. As well as all Health care and counselling practitioners volunteer plac...

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Studying Abroad in Belize

Belize is a country full of small tropical islands, inland forests, secret caves, pristine rivers, and ancient Mayan temples. It is also home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef. Study abroad in Belize, and you will fall in love with the turquoise waters and the engaging culture.

Geography & Demographics

Belize is located in the heart of Central America, with a very mild climate and an abundance of sandy beaches. With a population of 320,000 people, Belize is home to many different cultures, which include: the Maya, Mestizo, Creole, Garifuna, East Indian, Mennonite, Arab, and Chinese. Belize’s integration of so many cultures has developed into a very welcoming and compassionate society. People in Belize are generally hospitable to tourists and will make you feel welcome and right at home when visiting the prosperous country.

Food & Culture

As a product of this meshing of different cultures, Belize’s food is an amazing display of harmony. The cuisine in Belize has been described as resembling both Mexican/Central American as well as Jamaican/Anglo-Caribbean, with ingredients, seasonings, and cooking techniques spanning both horizons. 

A great place to sample Belize’s scrumptious cuisine is at a number of festivals that are held throughout the year. If you have a summer study abroad program in Belize, you can attend a Lobsterfest. There are actually three separate festivals throughout Belize marking lobster season. The parties start in mid-June with the week-long San Pedro Lobsterfest; then the Placencia Lobsterfest is held in the last week of June, and the Caye Caulker festival in early July. Belize is also known for its September Celebrations, including Belize Independence Day on Sept. 21. They celebrate their independence with parades, processions and, of course, great food. Join in the festivities to learn about and experience the amazing, bountiful culture of Belize.

Things to Do

Belize has so much to offer outdoor lovers and adventurers. The Maya ruins and temples are a must-see when studying abroad in Belize. If your study program doesn’t include at least one excursion to the ancient ruins, make sure you take one on your own. Belize also has hundreds of limestone caves, tropical rainforests, and waterfalls just waiting to be explored. The famed Belize Coral Reef is 300 miles along the Caribbean coastline and home to more than 100 different kinds of coral and around 500 species of fish. Divers will also love the Great Blue Hole: a perfectly circular limestone sinkhole filled with the brilliant blue waters of the Caribbean. Turneffe Island, Shark Ray Alley, and Lighthouse Reef are other Belize dive spots that have received enthusiastic thumbs-up from divers the world over.

Studying in Belize

There are a number of study abroad programs in Belize. Some good majors for study abroad here include: sustainable development, medical and health professions, ecology, marine biology, and biological and research field studies.

Those are just a few options, though: find a study abroad program in Belize that really suits you, and get ready to fall in love with Belize. 

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