Belize, which is sometimes called “Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret”, is situated in Central America between Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the southwest. Its eastern side is bordered by the Caribbean Sea and features numerous islands for visitors to explore, which are protected by the longest surviving coral reef in the Western Hemisphere. This combination of attributes makes Belize a special location that is recognized as both a Central American country and a Caribbean country.
Belize’s unique charm lies in its old-fashioned quirkiness, with villages bearing peculiar names like Double head Cabbage and Bound to Shine. As a highly culturally diverse location, Belize boasts a population of around 390,000 people.
Belize enjoys a predominantly tropical climate throughout the year, with high temperatures and occasional rainfall. This makes it a great vacation spot for tourists from all over the world, as the warm and sunny weather is constant, regardless of the time of year.
There is only one international airport in Belize, which is called the Philip Goldson International Airport (with the airport code BZE). In addition to the international airport, there are several airstrips located in major towns and districts throughout the country. Belize also has several seaports, including the main deep-water port in Belize City, as well as Commerce Bight, Big Creek, and Punta Gorda.
Belize can be reached internationally through various cities, including Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, Houston, TX, Toronto, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, FL. The main airlines serving Belize are
Furthermore, there are local airlines such as
that provide daily flights to different parts of Belize, Las Flores in Guatemala, and Cancun in Mexico.
Belize has various ports of entry for boats, including Belize City, Corozal, Dangriga, Big Creek, San Pedro, and Punta Gorda. Water taxis are also available, with regular schedules between Belize City and the Cayes, as well as Punta Gorda and Puerto Barrios in Eastern Guatemala. Additionally, cruise ships and personal watercraft can also use these maritime ports of entry.
Visitors to Belize can travel by road through Mexico or Guatemala using private or rental cars or by bus. Road travel is relatively inexpensive and safe. There are four major highways in Belize:
After being accepted, our students will receive a comprehensive checklist based on their place of birth and citizenship to help them through the immigration process. All new students must acquire a temporary student resident permit from Belize Immigration. Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of immigration submission.