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Study Abroad in Belize at Belize Botanic Gardens

Want to Study Abroad in Belize?

Where else besides Belize Botanic Gardens can you absorb so much that nature has to offer?   Let nature be your inspiration by allowing you to get  up close and personal to hundreds of native and exotic plants.  Use this opportunity to take advantage of the  many opportunities for study abroad in Belize at BBG.     Additionally, we can assist in planning your complete  Belize  experience.  Our knowedgeable staff is ready to  offer assistance to professors leading groups and to iindividual interns and volunteers.

Besides all of the opportunities for plant studies, there is  the opportunity to observe Belize’s Black Howler Monkeys, called Baboons in Belize.  Robin Brockett, who has been studying these primates in Belize for 20 years lives on-site and is available for field lectures.  You will have the opportunity to follow these monkeys and learn about their habitats and habits. 

Invitation to Come to Belize Botanic Gardens

At the same time, we would like to  invite Professors, University travel departments and students to contact us for information .  Let our  knowledgeable staff assist with your plans.  

Belize Botanic Gardens has been hosting student groups since 1997.  We have also been conducting horticulture classes since 2012.  Although Covid-19 caused us to suspend study abroad activities for 2020 and 2021, we are again ready to work with you again.

Accommodations are on the grounds of Belize Botanic Gardens, giving students the opportunity to pursue their studies at any time.  Simple local meals are served in our Visitor Center which also serves as a classroom.  Stay in our affordable, comfortable 16-bed Guest House. 

Student Accommodations at Belize Botanic Gardens

Students often help prepare meals and make use of many of the edible plants grown in the gardens.  Food foraging is a favorite activity.  

Our staff is familiar with native plants and our exotic collections and are there to help you as needed.  Learn about medicinal plants used for centuries and nutritional  and medicinal values of many tropical fruits.

We can help plan your full itinerary in Belize including  field trips to other areas.   Book now for your upcoming Study Abroad in Belize experience.
Students learning to make tamales


Take a look at Belize Botanic Gardens Photo Gallery. This will give you an idea of what we’re all about; however, you can’t depend on photos to really know. The thing to do is to visit us.

Here you can walk our many trails on your own or with one of our knowledgeable guides. Learn about why our native plants are important. Check out the Maya Medicine Trail and sample some teas made from “bush” plants at Belize Botanic Gardens.

Join us for a tamale making experience and make your own lunch Maya-style.

Or just spend the day wandering around the gardens, having a picnic by the pergola or maybe under the bamboo tunnel. You could climb the tower and enjoy your lunch while looking out over the gardens.

Belize Botanic Gardens is home to around 300 species of birds so don’t forget to bring your binoculars.

You can stay with in our comfortable Guest House or rent the “Blue House” for your Belize Vacation. With access to lots of nearby points of interest, you can’t go wrong. And where else can you stay right in a Botanic Garden and wander the grounds any time you want?