Global Health Experience: Belize

Person holding a baby while a nurse takes her blood pressure.

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

Passport required.

Cost: $2,095 + airfare (approximately $560-$650)

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 Belize culture
  • House visits assessing living conditions and need for acute care
  • Set up and participate in health clinic

Application Deadline: September 27, 2023

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