“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela

Meet Elsa, she aspires to be a software engineer. Listen in on why she believes student travel is important. #IACalum

Meet Leilani, she aspires to be a singer and a dancer. Listen in on why she believes student travel is important. #IACalum

Meet Ashley, she aspires to be a pediatrician. Listen in on why she believes student travel is important. #IACalum

Meet Elijah, he aspires to be an engineer. Listen in on why he believes student travel is important. #IACalum

Meet Joseph, he aspires to be a pediatrician. Listen in on why he believes student travel is important. #IACalum

Meet Christine, she aspires to be an actress. Listen in on why she believes student travel is important. #IACalum

Meet Myieka, she aspires to be a forensic accountant. Listen in on why she believes student travel is important. #IACalum

Meet Dina, school social worker, listen in on why she believes student travel is important.

The Mennonites of Belize

The Mennonites in Belize form different religious bodies and come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, some of whom live traditional and conservative lifestyles, while others have modernized to various degrees. They are skilled in manufacturing household furniture and constructing houses as well as contributing to the carpentry, engineering and agricultural industries of Belize.

Our IAC Student Travelers had the opportunity to visit a Mennonite family to learn about their ways of living. Per the family’s wishes, photos of them were not allowed.

#iamculturedbelize

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Ancient Pottery Making Class

Our IAC Student Travelers try their hand at ancient pottery making after a demonstration given by a Maya artisan. They did an amazing job!

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Corn Tortillas

Our IAC Student Travelers learned how to make corn flour from scratch and turned it into tasty tortillas. Check out the process, they did a great job. Yum!

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Lamanai

Traveling the waters of the New River to our next destination, Lamanai meaning submerged crocodile. First occupied more than 3,000 tears ago, Lamanai served as both a ceremonial and trade center for the Maya civilization.

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Cave Tubing at Caves Branch Outpost

Inside the caves, which the Maya people referred to as the “underworld,” we witnessed the stunning beauty of the natural limestone formations that took thousands of years to create.

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The Belize Zoo

Doubling as a rehabilitation center the Belize Zoo sits on 29 acres and houses over 175 native animals. Ranging from Margay’s to Morelet’s Crocodiles, our student travlers got up close and personal with a wide array of animals.

#iamculturedbelize

I AM C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D. & Project Hygiene, Hurricane Irma Relief & Distribution Project

Hurricane Irma ripped through parts of the Caribbean leaving major damage behind. Project Hygiene in collaboration with I AM C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D. came together and with your help executed a plan. Though we could not physically go to every island, we made a monetary contribution to Puerto Rico and traveled to  St.Maarten / St.Martin to distribute goods at the Philipsburg Methodist Church. 

We witnessed an island bouncing back even stronger, even better. But, help is still needed. Our efforts will continue. Stay involved, get involved, do what you can! #PRstrong #SXMstrong #iamculturedsxm 

Because every student trip needs adult chaperones

Shatera Smith, I AM C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D. Community Relations Director                                           Karmia Berry, I AM C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D. Founder and Executive Director                                       Maurice Belfonte, I AM C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D. Youth & Family Empowerment Ambassador                   #iamculturedcuba

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