Belize Ecology and Community Service
Learn more about this Experiment program through the impressions of recent participants.
"This trip was one of the most valuable experiences of my life. I learned about myself through my time alone in my homestay. I learned a lot about the history and culture in Belize through our orientation discussion….this summer defied my expectations and was even more rewarding than I expected. Above everything else, I will remember the people I met here. The people in my group and our host community taught me more than any orientation talk could and I will always keep in touch with them."
-- Allyson Roach, Miss Porter’s School
"After a very tearful goodbye from Crooked Tree, we had some rest and relaxation on Tobacco Caye. I went snorkeling so many times that I was almost certain I became part fish. I saw so many different types of fish and underwater plants out on the reef, and I spent multiple hours every day on the water, looking for something new. My most exciting finds were Queen Angelfish, Eagle Rays, a school of squid, and a six-foot barracuda that was much too close for comfort. It was still a pretty cool experience. Overall, I will never forget this trip, and I will never stop being grateful to EIL for making this wonderful month happen for me. I left with new friends, a new family, and exciting new stories to tell. I couldn’t have asked for any better summer."
-- Brittany Stollar, Trinity School