Reef View Education Center in San Pedro, Belize provides a central initiative where universities and businesses connect with Belize leaders & government, schools, businesses and organizations to provide research and services to meet the needs of the Belize people.
We envision a major collaboration between universities & businesses in the Unites States and Canada in conjunction with the Belize government, education and business officials to provide services that meet the needs of Belize children, families and industry.
An important goal is to be able to hire and fund a Director position for the Reef View Education Center to direct and integrate the various service abroad initiatives/ groups working with the Belize schools and businesses. This will allow the various projects to move forward and become integrated in the Belize community.
Minnesota State University Mankato’s School of Psychology doctoral program provides special education assessments to the students in the San Pedro schools. Additional departments including, Audiology, Communication Disorders, Special Education and School Social Work met with Principals at various San Pedro schools to determine their needs. MSU students and faculty are traveling to Belize to continue this work. We look forward to a long lasting relationship in San Pedro and Belize as a whole.
The Education Center is a wonderful space that has plenty of opportunity. The “dorm” rooms at Reef View are absolutely beautiful and will meet the needs of the students. I stayed in one of the rooms and was extremely pleased with the location, space and amenities.
Service Abroad Opportunities
Some examples of collaborative projects with the Reef View Education Center include:
- University Student Service Abroad and Intercultural Experience: The university students have the opportunity to work with the Belize school administrators and teachers, children and their families under the supervision of their university faculty.
- Keeping records and share these among other university service abroad groups to provide more on-going services to the Belize community.
- Corporate partnerships with businesses in the USA/Canada and Belize to provide technical and vocational training to Belize employees. Corporate partnerships also provide the resources for greater technology to be implemented in Belize.
- Professional Development/ Continuing Education opportunity for university Alumni groups and businesses to travel to Belize with a certain focus while providing a needed service to the Belize community. This enriches the intercultural experience for all participating.
- Belize Sabbatical Center, where professors from universities connect to a long-term project in the community during their stay in Belize.
Reef View Education Center can assist you in creating a Service Abroad Experience for your group.
Contact Project Coordinator, Kristin Fisher, to learn more about:
- International Airfare to Belize
- Local Air to Ambergris Caye
- Reef View Accommodations
- Fun tours to enjoy in Belize