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Belize is a peaceful, English-Speaking country located on the Caribbean Coast and nestled between Guatemala and Mexico on the Central American mainland. Belize is a member of the Commonwealth of former British Colonies since September 21, 1981. Belize offers a diverse mixture of culture. There are five main ethnic groups: Maya, Mestizo, Mennonite, Garifuna and Creole. In addition, Belize has also attracted Chinese, Indian, Lebanese and Taiwanese immigrants. Although English is mainly spoken throughout the country, the Spanish language is widely spoken, particularly in the northern districts and Cayo.
Belize is becoming a major tourist destination. The Country offers a captivating mixture of attractions, including the second longest Barrier Reef in the world, and “the highest concentration of Maya Sites in Central America.” Other Belizean Wonders include tropical rainforests and wildlife, a collection of limestone caves, subterranean river systems and the Maya Mountains. There is a lot of opportunity for outdoor adventure; perhaps the most famous is the La Ruta Maya River Challenge. This is the second longest Canoe Race in the world, lasting four days and 126 miles on the Belize River. The La Ruta Maya is held annually, in March.
Sacred Heart College is centrally located in San Ignacio Town, in the Cayo District of Belize. The School sits on a 12-acre spread, and is conveniently located along a major public transportation route. Sacred Heart College takes great pride in its campus, and the facilities that we are able to offer our students and faculty. There are 20 classrooms, 2 science labs, 4 computer labs (with wireless Internet access), an audiovisual lab, Art and Woodwork Classrooms, 2 basketball courts, a football (soccer) field, library, gardens and a cafeteria.
Attending the Junior College at Sacred Heart in Belize can be a rewarding cultural experience. You will have the opportunity to interact with students who come from a variety of ethnic, social and religious backgrounds, and will also have the opportunity to learn Spanish (or English) as a second Language. You can visit www.belizetravel.org to find out more on Belize. Please see our Curriculum to find out more about the structure of teriary education in Belize.