Increased migration to Belize has increased tensions between Belizean and immigrant communities. Despite increased tension, immigrant communities are trying to retain their Maya cultural identity, in the face of resistance from the government and lack of integration, political representation, and cultural respect. We are working with Maya communities in Southern Belize to improve the standard of living by addressing these primary issues. Our educational focus is on the cultural impacts of immigration to other countries and preservation of traditions and customs.
Students in this program will explore the native landscape and culture; including visits to the Mayan ruins, traditional medicine, meetings with local organizations, hikes to natural wonders, ethnic cuisine, and snorkeling in one of the world's largest living barrier reefs.
- Learn about Traditional Mayan Medicine
- Visit the Ancient Mayan Ruins!
- Snorkel in one of the world's largest living Coral Reefs!
- Revitalize the Medina Bank community center with our community partners
- Live at the rustic Mayan Green Forest Adventures Lodge