Program Details

Thinking of someday becoming a doctor or health professional? Whether you’re destined to be pre-med, intrigued by traditional healing methods or interested in learning life saving wilderness medical skills, Belize is the perfect place to study medicine.
Location:
Belize City, Belize
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Thinking of someday becoming a doctor or health professional? Whether you’re destined to be pre-med, intrigued by traditional healing methods or interested in learning life saving wilderness medical skills, Belize is the perfect place to study medicine and volunteer on a remarkable Central American adventure! This small former British colony is at the crossroads of modern western medicine, the ancient methods of Mayan healers and the folk healing techniques of Belize’s diverse cultural groups. Witness the blending of ancient and modern remedies in Belize’s public health care system. Become a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and put your new knowledge to use by participating in outreach programs and working alongside local health providers. Along the way discover this extraordinary country’s rich traditions, kind people, spectacular tropical jungles, exotic wildlife, beautiful rivers and mysterious Mayan ruins.

Our programs are unrivaled because of Broadreach's unique blend of meaningful community service, cultural exploration and hands-on learning in truly spectacular destinations. Community service is an integral part of every Broadreach adventure, complementing and interwoven into the academic and cultural focus of the program. While making a real contribution to the communities we visit, service work provides rich opportunities for learning, personal growth, leadership development and cultural understanding, offering our students remarkable perspectives on other people and places, as well as their role in the world.

Setting Description:
This shape-shifting country is different for all those who visit. For you, it’s one giant medical training facility that just happens to be home to the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, coral atolls, jungles filled with slinky jaguars, and more. Starting off in Belize City, we’ve created a unique map of this Central American jewel designed to take you to locations that dovetail with, and highlight your medical training. Real world context is everything. Before the 72-hour intensive training begins though, we make our way inland, past the capital city of Belmopan and into the Cayo district — one of Belize’s six official districts. The rugged, mountainous Cayo is scruffy to say the least. Here, English-speaking Belize turns to Spanish, Creole turns Mayan and coral reefs turn to caves and waterfalls. This is the place to hike in lush rainforest, explore Mayan ruins and head into caves, which is exactly what we do.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 1 Reviews

  • An Adventure of a Lifetime
    5.0
    10/06/16

    My Broadreach trip was one I will remember forever! It was such a great opportunity to learn about medicine, meet new people, and experience a new culture. Belize was a beautiful country and I feel so lucky to have been able to earn my WFR certification

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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