Partner with the Wildlife Institute to develop a faculty-led study abroad trip to Belize for your students.

Why Wildlife Institute? The Wildlife Institute’s founders are veterinary and conservation professionals with academic backgrounds and decades of study abroad experience. Wildlife Institute’s academic programs combine our daily work on the front lines of Wildlife Medicine & Conservation with our aims to support conservation and educate the next generation of wildlife veterinary and conservation professionals. With our local wildlife conservation partners and network of service providers, we offer Faculty-led Study Abroad groups unparalleled study abroad opportunities in Belize and the region. Our staff and family of partners include professionals in veterinary, natural and social sciences with marine and terrestrial expertise. Our work also provides funding for the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic,  and our other not-for profit conservation partners. We’re always looking for more study abroad partnerships. Contact Educational Programs manager Justin Ford with your requests jford@wildlife-institute.com.

Faculty-led Study AbroadSafe, fun and easy. We take the headache out of study abroad. Our academic program managers work with each client to develop customized courses with activities to match specific learning objectives. Itineraries match activities and site visits with specific learning objectives and modalities. Wildlife Institute facilitates hand’s-on veterinary experience and facilitates community service learning. The Wildlife Institute manages all itinerary development and logistics including booking speakers and venues, reservations, transportation, accommodations  and meals. 


Faculty-led Study AbroadStudent health and safety is our priority. Student, faculty and staff health and safety is our priority. Our Health and Safety Preparedness Plan meets the strictest University regulations and standards for study abroad. Health and safety is the first consideration when selecting vendors for accommodations, transportation, food and off-site activities. Key Wildlife Institute staff are trained in first aid and emergency management. All Wildlife Institute faculty, staff and subcontractors are trained in health and safety, and protocols for responding to cases of illness, injury and other emergencies.


Wildlife Institute’s Mission: At the Wildlife Institute, our mission is to support wildlife conservation through education and travel. Our approach is simple: We contract local wildlife conservation organizations to provide tourism services and pay them a premium. Your business provides continuous support to the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic and our conservation partners such as ARCAS, Friends for Conservation and Development, Community Baboon Sanctuary, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Belize Zoo, Wildtracks, Crocodile Research Coalition, the Environmental Research Institute, SEA Belize and others.

JaguarWhy Belize? If you’re considering adding a faculty-led study abroad program to your course offerings, Belize has important advantages that you should consider. Belize is approximately 2hrs from Miami and Houston. Belize’s official language is English. Belize’s tourism industry is world-class offering excellent accommodations and wonderful culinary options. Belize is in the heart of the Maya World so your trip can be combined with a visit to one of the regions world-renowned archeological sites. Belize is one of the world’s greatest outdoor classrooms. Approximately half of Belize is still forested; and along with its neighbors, Belize shares the largest contiguous forest north of the Amazon. The snorkeling and diving is among the best in the world. Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world; and has hundreds of habited and uninhabited cayes. Approximately 35% of Belize is under protection, which means that students can safely and responsibly explore what we in Belize call “Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret”. 

Our clients, our friends: The Wildlife Institute proudly serves a global community of educational institutions. Faculty-led study abroad groups, students and interns have joined us from 26 countries and dozens of vet school and universities. Our list of clients continues to grow; including custom courses, faculty led courses, and schools that simply offer their students credit for our winter, summer and spring open-enrollment courses.