TEP offers three experiential study abroad programs; internships, service-learning, and sustainable economic and community development.
As an Intern in Belize, you can count on a community engagement experience that enhances personal and professional development while making an immediate impact on the host organization and the people they serve. Our internships are hands-on, purposeful, and tailored to meet your academic and career goals. This internship program is structured to connect the community needs and its intercultural learning curriculum adding depth to your learning. Contact us to learn more.
The Service-learning in Belize study abroad program is focused on community enrichment and intercultural learning. As a participant, you will be engaged with a grassroots organization that needs assistance with projects that will make a lasting impact on you and the community. Our community partners are committed to your learning and offer a welcoming and collaborative environment that promotes reciprocal learning on projects that create value. Contact us to learn more.
The Sustainable Economic and Community Development summer program is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in learning about sustainable development objectives with an emphasis on human resources, alleviation of poverty, environmental conservation, and agriculture. This program provides a cross-discipline perspective of community development in a rural community and economic development of a small developing country. Gain real-world experience through problem solving, and intercultural understanding. Contact us to learn more.
Regardless of program choice, you can count on meaningful experiential learning experiences with the community that creates value for you and grassroots organizations in Belize. Discover the The SLE Factor innovation in study abroad today! Take the next step… Contact us to learn more.
We are a group of people committed to meeting the academic and personal goals of students through experiential and intercultural learning while addressing the immediate needs of grassroots organizations in the country of Belize.
We deliver on our commitment utilizing The SLE Factor, which is our signature program design process to embed an opportunity to Serve with impact, Learn with intention, and Explore responsibly.
Mile 68 George Price Highway, San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize
Community and Economic Development, Agriculture, Conservation, Special Education, Music, Recreation, Elderly Care, Tourism, Grant-Writing and Business Development. Sustainability, Community Development, Economic Factors of Development, Agriculture Education, Resource Management, and Intercultural Culture Learning.
Application process and requirements
The application process and requirements are simple and straight forward. Visit our website and click on My Login to create a free online account on our registration portal. This takes less than 10 minutes. Apply for your preferred program by completing the forms associated with your program. We will contact you to chat more about the program. Complete and submit all program related application forms. Admission to the program will be processed between 3 – 5 working days for most programs. Once admitted to a program, arrange with our business office to pay a non-refundable seat deposit of $100. This deposit secures your seat in the program.
English is the national language of Belize. However basic knowledge of Spanish can be useful.
Coursework recommended for 3-credits for participants enrolled in the Sustainable Economic and Development Program and the Intern in Belize programs. Certificate of completion for students in all three programs.
Students are provided with several funding options. The Intern in Belize program offers some funding through our MM Scholarship. Other funding is available through our Refer A Friend Program, Crowd Funding, and External Scholarships. All students are offered an installment payment plan.