Belize, Central America

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Belize,  formerly British Honduras, is a country located on the north eastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in the area where English is the official language, although Kriol and Spanish are more commonly spoken. Belize is bordered to the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about 180 miles long and 68 miles wide. With 8,860 square miles of land and a population of only 312,698 inhabitants (2010 census), Belize possesses the lowest population density in Central America. Learn more about Belize.

Check out the Belize Tourism Board

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Students will travel to cities of Independence, Georgetown, Dangriga, Mayopan and Belize City as members of a multidisciplinary academic team. Participants will work with students in local schools on topics selected by local leaders. Students will also coordinate a medical history collection program and a Dental Clinic.

The trip will also include activities designed to expose students to local culture and history.

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Academic Disciplines Participating


Dr. Joy L. Hart

Criminal Justice

Dr. Michael Losavio


Dr. Paula Collins

Dr. Breacya Washington


Ms. Shelley Santry, J.D.


Dr. Whitney Nash

Program Fee


(The Program Fee does not include tuition but covers travel costs.)

Students are required to enroll in the appropriate ISLP course and are required to attend and participate in all orientation classes.

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Belize ISLP 2017

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International Service
Learning Program

SAC W310

University of Louisville

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