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Spend winter break in Belize with Lake Land College

This winter, Lake Land College is hosting its fifth annual Belize Adventure. From jaguars to Mayan ruins and the rainforest, Belize, in Central America, has a wealth of adventures to explore! 

“Participants on the trip will experience firsthand one of the most unique areas on the planet during this short-term study abroad opportunity,” said Dyke Barkley, trip coordinator and Lake Land College horticulture instructor. 

During the trip, scheduled for December 28 – January 3, participants will experience a variety of activities including: visiting a citrus farm, botanical garden and baboon sanctuary; daytime and nighttime jungle hikes; exploring a Mayan ceremonial cave and archeological sites; and traveling to cities to visit markets and experience local culture.  

“During one of our trips, a student came across a six-foot-tall orchid when we were at the orchid rescue program,” said Barkley. “The natural beauty and culture of the country are things everyone should see.”

The cost of the trip includes lodging and meals at the Sibun Education and Adventure Lodge, located south of Belmopan, the capital city, airfare and ground transportation, and all entrance fees and guide services for expeditions led by local guides. 

This trip is open to students and the public alike and participants will earn two hours of college credit through the short-terms study abroad program at Lake Land.  

“Belize is great to travel to, especially for first-time international travelers because English is the official language of the country, the locals accept American currency and this trip is all inclusive, so students won’t have to worry about paying for things as they go because I’ll take care of all of that,” said Barkley. 

The complete cost for the trip is $2,150. A deposit of $1,000 is due by Sept. 20 to secure a spot on the trip. Participants will need a valid U.S. passport to gain entry to Belize. 

“With spring semester beginning January 14, students will have time to get back in to the swing of things and get some rest before returning to classes, making this a great opportunity for everyone,” said Barley.

An informational meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the West Building in room 119. Interested participants are encouraged to attend. 

Space is limited so reserve your spot today by contacting Barkley at 217-234-5569 or at dbarkley@lakeland.cc.ili.us. 

 



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