Teachers work together with IEC staff before heading to Belize to ensure that students are properly prepared and the learning objectives have been incorporated into the itinerary. Once on the trip, teachers work with trip leaders and guides to ensure a smooth flow of activities. Typically, teachers will be involved with achieving the learning objectives of the trip, assigning sleeping arrangements, mustering students to staging areas for meals and activities and defining standards for accepted student behavior.
Students should eagerly participate in activities and respond fully to direction from leaders, guides, and teachers. They will also assist with camp set-up and simple chores such as meal preparation and clean up.
Pre-trip information and planning
2-4 guides/leaders for inland and marine components of trips
All Meals for the duration of the trip
Accommodations, hotels, expedition camps and basecamps
All camping and field facilities
International flights from closest international airport to your departure point
All Transportation within Belize
Incidental costs incurred while traveling between your home and Belize City
Belize Departure Tax ($20 usd per person)
Personal gear as specified on equipment list
Items purchased that are of a personal nature. We recommend that students need no more than $50 per week for incidental expenses such as film or gifts.
Any extra costs due to late arrival or departure
"We all learned a lot about Belize, the people and even more about ourselves. Once in a lifetime opportunities to grow and learn"
-Lisa Carroll, Teacher, St Peters School
Generally, international flights will be coordinated with our office, however should you decide to organize flights for your group here are a few resources:
Departures from Canada/USA:
American Airlines (via Miami) www.americanairlines.com
Continental Airlines (via Houston) www.continental.com
US Air (via Charlotte) www.usair.com
TACA (via San Salvador, El Salvador) www.taca.com