duPlooy's, with over 20 years' experience in educational travel, offers students the opportunity to visit Belize and learn at the same time ....
Belize is an open classroom with many well-established educational programs from which to choose. Belize is ideal for experiential learning, classroom and field studies where students, teachers, seniors, families or groups of friends can learn while enjoying Belize's rich bio-diversity and varied cultures.
In addition, the 45-acre garden is home to a collections of hundreds of native and exotic plant species, including native orchids, palms, tropical fruits and medicinal and other useful plants.
duPlooy's Travel Learning caters to gatherings from 6 to larger groups of 20 or more, with the opportunity to learn and have fun.
We can arrange preset group learning itineraries from 5 days to an entire semester that cover a specific educational interest.
Our Tropical Classroom is perfect for short intensive courses for credit or learning for fun. Field courses in botany, horticulture, conservation and sustainable development, ethnobotany and other related subjects can be arranged, as well as educational opportunities in a variety of other disciplines.
Nearby Maya sites and villages provide a living classroom for related subjects such as archaeology and anthropology. Volunteering - Volunteer opportunities
exist at Belize Botanic Gardens and in the surrounding community.
Other possibilities involve joining an archaeological excavation, assisting with a marine research project or rescuing rare flora.
Internships - Intern at the Belize Botanic Gardens to complete your graduate thesis or dissertation.
Travel Learning Video: Students and visitors relaxing after hours on the "Bird Deck" at
duPlooy's Jungle Lodge; Early morning scenes from the adjacent Belize Botanic Gardens;
Northeastern students leaving duPlooy's for a community service project.
Accommodations: The Belize River House at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge offers 7 bedrooms and 4 baths. Additional units, which can accommodate up to 4 students each, are available for groups of more than 14. Private rooms are available as well.
Small classes often meet informally in the Living Room of the Belize River House or on the Bird Deck.
Some Schools That Have Recently Visited Us Chatham College, Castleton College, Hanover College, University of Indianapolis, Northeastern University, University of Michigan Business School and Alumni Groups from such Universities as University of Virginia and Yale.
Let us know what your interests are and we'll help you plan an itinerary that's right for you. You can choose from one of our Sample Itineraries or bring your students and use our facilities for an intensive course for credit at your educational institution.
We can also assist in arranging classes and organize credits from a number of universities. Our classes are intensive 2-week, full courses and take place in the summer months. Ask for the schedule for 2011.
All of our Travel Learning packages may be tailored to meet your particular goals. Include as much information as possible in your application and our experienced staff will help you plan exactly what you have in mind.