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Belize Initiative

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Belize Initiative

2022 Study Abroad Funding Goal: $10,000

The $10,000 fundraising goal will be used for scholarships to provide financial assistance for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the short-term study abroad trips. The funds will be used to cover the cost of the trip (international & domestic flights, ground transportation, meals, and accommodations). Click here for more information about UT Tyler and Belize 

Average cost per student for 10 days ($2,000)

International flight
Domestic (Belize) flight
Accommodations (based on 2 students per room)
Ground transportation

Undergraduate Short-Term Study Abroad Trips (2 weeks in May)

Learning-by-Teaching in Belize provides undergraduate education students with opportunities to develop their instructional skills while providing job-embedded professional development for Belizean teachers in remote villages in southern Belize.  The structure of the experiences is a creative way to support the development of pre-service while simultaneously supporting Belizean in-service teachers’ professional learning. 

Graduate Short-Term Study Abroad Trips (10 days in June)

The graduate study abroad trip provides graduate students, aspiring principals and instructional coaches, with opportunities to explore educational challenges and problems of practice in rural schools in Belize.  Students will collaborate with the course instructors in the design, execution, and reporting of the research projects. 

The study abroad trips combine international educational experiences and research with travel while providing educators the opportunity to develop their cultural sensitivity and tolerance and gaining a global perspective and broad understanding of English learners and diverse students.

Instructional Supervision for Educational Excellence in Belize (i-SEE Belize), CARSI-grant funded project, in partnership with the Belize Ministry of Education 

In collaboration with the Belize Ministry of Education, Stann Creek Ecumenical Junior College, and The University of Belize – Toledo, The University of Texas at Tyler faculty support the efforts to enhance the education of children in two historically underperforming districts through the development of capacity of teachers and supervisors in the districts.  Through a training of trainers model, supervisors and instructors, and selected field supervisors, education instructors and principals from all other districts will develop their capacity in the first year of implementation with the goal of scaling the capacity development and ultimately impact student achievement throughout Belize during the second and subsequent years of implementation.

Scholarships for doctoral students to participate in the i-SEE Belize. Students will have the opportunity to provide professional development for Belize teachers and principals, while coaching instructional supervisors to enhance their supervision and conferencing skills. The funds will be used to cover the cost of the trip (flight, ground transportation and accommodations).  

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I Want to Help!

Your gift will help send to participate in the short-term study abroad trips in 2022. Talons Up!


Student Ground Transportation

(20) $50 gifts will help cover the ground transportation cost for up to 5 Patriot students!


Domestic (Belize) flight

(15) $100 gifts will help cover the domestic flight cost for up to 5 Patriot students!


Meal Costs

(10) $200 gifts will help cover the cost of meals for up to 5 Patriot students!



(10) $250 gifts will help cover accommodation costs for up to 5 Patriot students!


International flight

(10) $300 gifts will help cover international flight costs for up to 5 Patriot students!

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