International Gateway Belize and Jungle Jeanie's by the Sea offer individual and group programs in Central America's only English speaking destination - Belize! Have you ever dreamt of learning English in a tropical destination with the warm waves of the Caribbean caressing your feet? This is your chance!
Belize (population 300,000), part of the British Commonwealth is an
unspoiled tropical paradise similar to Hawaii, Cancun and Guam 40 years ago.
Year round temperatures are a balmy 29C. Tourists visit Belize to enjoy the
Caribbean beaches, Mayan ruins, citrus orchards, rum factories, caves,
jungle treks, kayaking, birding, wildlife, water sports and scuba diving on
the world's second largest barrier reef.
Hopkins, population 5000, is famous for sport fishing, scuba diving and is the centre of Garifuna culture and drumming. It is also a popular retirement town for Brits, Americans and Canadians. Since over 90% of Hopkins residents speak English your English ability will improve very quickly. All of our teachers are certified in teaching English as a Second Language.
Jungle Jeanie's by the Sea, (the centre for ESL programs, accommodation and meals) is located on a pristine white sand beach in the city of Hopkins. The resort was established in 2003 and is owned and operated by Canadians, Jean and John Barkman. They welcome guests from around the world and believe in treating everyone like family. John, an award winning chef, fuses indigenous local products with American style 'home cooking'. His specialty is rainforest fruit jam!
Practical English as a Second Language (ESL) programs begin weekly for
individuals ages 19 and up and for families. The main emphases of this
program are communication and functional English for daily life. IGB and
Jungle Jeanie's by the Sea guarantee a very personalized, fast paced and dynamic
approach to language learning. All classes are 1:1 or family group.
Application fee $100USD (one time, non-refundable)
English Program Fees
$45USD per hour (1-9 hours)
$40USD per hour (10-19 hours)
$35USD per hour (20+ hours)
Material fee $10USD per week
Interns learn the fundamentals of operating an eco-resort from the ground
up. Internship tasks consist of front desk work, painting, gardening, light
outdoor work, cooking and housekeeping. Participants are required to
volunteer a minimum of 15 hours per week at the resort to offset the cost of
their stay. There is plenty of time after work to enjoy everything the
resort and the region have to offer. One to four week placements are
available from April to November for individuals ages 19 and up.
Includes: Single or shared room, breakfast and dinner, round trip airport
transfers from Dangriga Airport or bus station, use of kayaks and
Placement fee $250 USD (one time, non-refundable)
Internship fee $340 USD per week (7 nights/ 8 days)
PADI Scuba Diving Certificates
Open Water to Advanced, Specialty Courses (Rescue Diver, Dive Master, Enriched Air Diver) Boat dive trips are available for certified divers. Ask for details.
Private classes at Jungle Jeanie's by the Sea $60US per hour
Group classes at a nearby yoga centre $15US per hour
High Season November 15-April 30 / Low Season May 1-November 14
Beach front cabanas $135US per night high season / $115US per night low season
Ocean view cabanas $100US per night high season / $85US per night low season
Extra person in room $12US per person per night
Single or Double-Queen beds, coffee maker, fridge, microwave
Budget cabanas- $60US per night high season / $45US per night low season
Single or double beds, no amenities
All rooms have private bath
Breakfast $7.00US per person
Lunch $7.50US per person (available by special advance request)
Dinner $12.50US per person
A variety of honeymoon and wedding packages are also available. Ask for details.
ESL + Eco Adventure Camp
The ESL + Eco Adventure camp combines morning ESL classes with afternoon and weekend adventure activities in a tropical resort setting. 2 weeks - Starting weekly in June, July, August and September for groups of 10-25 (ages 19 and up).
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Philip Goldson International Airport
Maya Island Air
Belize Visa information
Delta, American Airlines, US Air and Continental Airlines service Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) Airport in Belize City through Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Houston or Atlanta. Air Canada, West Jet and a variety of carriers service Cancun, Mexico. Tropic Air and Maya Island Air service Dangriga (the closest airport to Hopkins) from Belize City, Cancun, Guatemala and Honduras. Buses serve Hopkins from Belize City hourly. Guests and students can be met at the Dangriga Airport or at the Dangriga Bus Station.
Pickup $75US / Drop off $55US