Service Learning in Belize with Toucan Education

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Man and woman painting a room
Man and woman painting a room
International Students
International Students
Service Learning in Belize
Service Learning in Belize
The nursing group from the University of Indianapolis School of Nursing
The nursing group from the University of Indianapolis School of Nursing
Service Learning in Belize
Service Learning in Belize


Looking to make a make a difference in our world?

Our NEW Service-learning in Belize program is the only study abroad program designed to make a positive impact on you and the Belizean community.

Imagine the experience you will have supporting community driven projects while immersing in a kaleidoscope of rich Belizean cultures.

TEP's Service-Learning in Belize program fosters appreciation of social responsibility, global awareness, and personal and professional development.

This nine (9) day program is packed with community oriented service, discussion forums, and site visits.

Nurture the leader in you and connect your study abroad experience to important work related skills in the most exciting education abroad experience you will have.

It is time to go beyond the traditional study tour. Start your journey here!

  • Guaranteed community placement.
  • Four (4) group sponsored cultural excursions.
  • Access to our innovative reflection based curriculum.
  • Housing and 90% of meals included.

If you can Belize it, you can achieve it!

Join one of TEP's amazing programs and make an impact on yourselves and the Belizean community TODAY.

Applications are now OPEN for our 2020 programs!
- Intern in Belize
- Service-Learning in Belize
- Sustainable Economic and Community Development in Belize

Contact us TODAY!

Questions & Answers


based on 3 reviews
  • Academics 6
  • Support 10
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 9.7
  • Safety 10
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Yes, I recommend this program

My Time in the Serving in Belize

While the service learning was not academically challenging; that was not the point of this experience. Instead, the time in Belize revolved around experience, cultural identity, and a celebration of others cultural identities. Throughout my stay we visited the San Ignacio Marketplace, we visited Xunatunich, an ancient Mayan Temple, we cooked with Garifuna and Kriol people some of their traditional foods and it was incredible. This, in addition to, we painted classrooms for some of the most joyous kids I've ever seen. They were so full of life and curiosity; very indicative of the Belizean people as a whole. Everywhere we went we were asked as many questions about where we were from as we asked the locals. Overall it was an incredible experience and we did so much more than can be mentioned in a single review.

What would you improve about this program?
I would love to see more of a focus on the Garifuna and Kriol people that inhabit Belize. As a black man; it was very important to see cultural representation outside of the United States. It was very important for me to see people of color outside of the normal standards of the United States. I think it would have been nice to delve deeper into the differences of our black culture versus the Belizean black culture.
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Studying Abroad With Toucan Education Program July 2018.

Studying abroad with TEP was my first time out if the country. My FIRST TIME ON A PLANE. I have always been afraid to fly but I am so glad I tackled that fear this past summer (2018) because the experience was amazing. The diversity of the cultures, the tropical environment, and let us not forget about the FOOD all was great. I cannot wait to go back to Belize. Our endeavors while there gave us real-life experience with people who are different but, everyone there accepted us with one arms. I learned so much more about the world because of this eye opening experience. Ms. Rhondine, Ms. Abbiola, Mr. Roberto, and Ms. Elissa treated our cohort so well. Thank you soooooo much for the opportunity.

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Wonderful experience

I went as college staff with a group of students and I could not have been more impressed with the support we received and the people that we met. Our students did not want to leave! We made so many connections and memories, and I saw a lot of individual growth in our students-- some of whom had never even traveled on a plane! Wonderful food, top-notch service, and really wonderful people met along every step of the way, from the program providers themselves to the people we were put in contact with. There was something for everyone in this experience, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has never traveled internationally before as a first experience (though I would recommend it to veteran travelers as well!)


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About Toucan Education Programs

Serve. Learn. Explore: Study Abroad in Belize with Toucan Education Programs (TEP). TEP's programs include international internships and along with Service-Learning programming in Belize. As a Belizean based social enterprise , the work we do is...