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Summer Internships in Belize - On Site

Large Animal Science in the Caribbean


Students will be housed in small hotels or guest houses used by Loop Abroad/CELA Belize to house student groups in a dorm-style setting, with hot showers and Wifi available. Rooms are shared and may or may not have air conditioning, and bathrooms are shared. Accommodations are simple and some are within walking distance of small shops and restaurants.


Breakfast is included and recommendations will be given for lunch and dinner locations..

Excursions & Activities

In addition to the internship rotations, your program includes a two-day orientation and Xunantunich Mayan Ruin Tour.

Get to Know Your Destination

From Lonely Planet – Belize: With one foot in the Central American jungles and the other in the Caribbean Sea, pint-sized Belize is packed with islands, adventure and culture.

Cayo District is Belize's premier adventure and eco-activity region. The lush environs of the Wild West are covered with jungle, woven with rivers, waterfalls and azure pools, riddled with caves and dotted with Maya ruins ranging from small, tree-covered hills to massive, magnificent temples. Cahal Pech, Xunantunich, El Pilar, and the mother of all Belizean Maya sites – Caracol – are all in Cayo.

This region teems with nature, from botanic gardens and butterfly houses to primeval jungles and rainforests, where the only thing coming between you and the wildlife is a pair of binoculars.

Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk

Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.

Due to the nature of the program activities—which includes working with live animals—you may be at risk of contracting rabies if exposed to an infected animal. UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services recommends that you receive the rabies vaccination prior to departure. Consult with UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services or your private healthcare physician about this further.

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