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Options for Studying Abroad in Belize

Author Victoria Day-Wilson shares helpful info on study abroad experiences in Belize, from archaeology programs with several visits to excavated ancient Maya ruins to environmental science programs with easy access to Belize’s barrier reef, cayes, rivers, and rainforests.

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Understanding the Social Climate of Belize

Considering Belize for an extended vacation or for a permanent home? Author Victoria Day-Wilson gives an overview of the social climate of the country, highlighting its multicultural roots and giving tips on how to successfully make friends and socialize when adapting to a new culture.

A multi-story concrete building at the seaside.

Building and Restoring Homes in Belize

Living abroad doesn’t always mean renting a home. If you’re planning to build your dream house in Belize, author Victoria Day-Wilson gives you a head start with an overview on budgeting and building materials.

A jaguar rests on the ground in its enclosure at the Belize Zoo.

Volunteer Opportunities in Belize

From conservation efforts to community outreach to opportunities to work with women and children, there are many opportunities for volunteering in Belize. Victoria Day-Wilson shares a sampling of a few well-known organizations.

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From Food to Sports to Religion: Culture in Belize

Belize is a melting pot of cultures, religions, languages, and ethnicities. In this article, author Victoria Day-Wilson discusses the general culture of Belize, including everything from the types of popular cuisine to the likelihood of finding a golf course or a race track.

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Where to Live in Belize

There is something for everyone in Belize, whether you want a rural or urban location, jungle or beach, serenity or hustle and bustle. If you’re thinking about moving to Belize, here’s a breakdown of regions to consider.