Belize Study Abroad at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

We are an education and training center established on Earth Day, 1990.

Our main campus is situated on 50 acres within the 1060-acre sanctuary managed for wildlife protection.  In addition to our main campus centrally located in the Sibun River Watershed, two satellite campus locations include Privassion Creek enclave in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, and Tobacco Caye Marine Station on the barrier reef within South Water Caye Marine Reserve.

Our Mission is to provide immersive learning opportunities in the Sciences & Arts to Belizean & International participants through sustainable programs in Education, Research & Service while functioning as a model of conservation in Belize.

Belize Study Abroad offers the full range of study abroad program services for faculty led study abroad programs. Students and teachers are attracted to our experiential learning and academic study itineraries, as well as cultural exchange and service learning opportunities with local partners.

Our Belize Study Abroad Academic and Service Learning Programming Department is highly experienced in the design, facilitation and implementation of custom programs to ensure you and your students achieve your specific learning goals- while having the experience of a lifetime! 



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Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Main Campus

Our main campus is located on 50 acres of land within the sanctuary's 1,060 acres managed as protected land by our team of Belizean and International Staff

The sanctuary border connects the adjacent Monkey Bay National Park at the Sibun River and forms an important part of the Central Belize Corridor. 

Several vegetation types can be experienced on the property, including: tropical pine savanna, broken ridge, broadleaf forest, cohune ridge and riparian forest along the beautiful Sibun River. These habitats provide a home to over 230 bird species and a wide variety of wildlife.




Maya Mountain Watershed Station

Satellite Campus

An hour's drive from San Ignacio Town and two hours from our Main Campus, Maya Mountain Watershed Field Station is located on a 225 acre enclave of private land within the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.  

The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is the headwater region for multiple watersheds and a richly diverse location for upland ecology studies.  

Due to underlying geologic formations of granite bedrock and overlying limestone deposits, this area support diverse and unique forest types.  Waterfalls, steep gradient first and second order streams, cascades and pools over smooth granite makes this a educational playground for many interests.


Tobacco Caye Marine Station

Satellite Campus

Tobacco Caye Marine Station is an education and research facility that services the South Water Caye Marine Reserve.  

The Tobacco Caye Marine Station is staffed and equipped to facilitate the needs of field study programs and customized academic curriculum based on group learning goals.

It offers marine science lectures, guided day trips to sites within the Marine Reserve, night snorkeling and support for scientific marine research.

Our Marine Station Manager and Staff are positioned to strengthen local knowledge of the marine environment and promote marine conservation through outreach programs.