Belize Global Health Experience

Nurse taking blood pressure while two other nurses observe.

UB nursing students worked in villages in need of basic medical care, including Santa Familia and Blackman Eddy, in 2016.

UB's  interactive interprofessional experience in Belize prepares nursing and pharmacy students to care for the global population and examine factors that contribute to health disparities and their impact on the global community. 

Details and Cost


Jan. 11-Jan. 19, 2025

Cost: Approximately $2,800

International Student Learning provides the following:
  • Customized itinerary pre-travel support
  • Ground transportation
  • Lodging and two meals per day
  • Purified drinking water
  • ISL staff support
  • Project supplies as needed
  • Educational seminars cultural and recreational activities


  • Learn about Belize's culture
  • House visits assessing living conditions and need for acute care
  • Set up and participate in health clinic
Passport required.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2024

About Belize

  • Location: Central America, east coast
  • Size: 8,800 sq mi (22,800 sq km)
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Capital: Belmopan
  • Population: ~340,800
  • Official Language: English
  • Other Languages: Kriol (Belizean Creole), Garifuna, Mandarin, Spanish, Maya

Program Contact information

Molli Oldenburg, DNP, RN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator; Global Initiatives Coordinator; Clinical Associate Professor

324 Wende Hall

Phone: 716-829-2303