The following programs are available to U.S. Scholars in Belize

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Congratulations on receiving a Fulbright grant! The resources on this page are designed to familiarize you with your host location and provide important context and information as you prepare to travel abroad. We encourage you to review the readings, websites, and logistical information offered by local contacts. Click the section headings below to display the information.

Orientation Information

As part of your Fulbright grant, you are required to attend a virtual Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) from July 8-11, 2024. The PDO will provide sessions and activities to help you prepare for your upcoming experience. You will receive an email in mid-June that will direct you to the PDO website, where you can register for the event. If you have any questions regarding the PDO, please email

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy Belmopan
Public Affairs Office
U.S. Embassy Belmopan
No. 4 Floral Park Road,
Belmopan, Cayo
Tel: +(501) 822-4011
Fax: +(501) 822-4012

Points of Contact

Shadel Young,
Public Engagement Assistant

Fidel Cal,
Resource Coordinator

Country Information

Visa Information

All U.S. citizens must have a U.S. passport valid beyond their planned departure date. No visas are required for citizens of the United States for tourist visits of up to 30 days, but they must have proof of their intent to depart Belize (such as onward or return air tickets) and proof of sufficient funds to maintain themselves in Belize. Visitors for purposes other than tourism, or who wish to stay longer than 30 days, must obtain visas. All tourists and non-Belizean citizens are required to pay an exit fee of approximately US$40 (this fee may be included in your airline ticket, please check with your airline before your trip). Belize allows visitors a maximum of one month’s stay in the country before Belize Immigration requires an extension in one month increments obtained from Belize Immigration offices throughout the country.

For more information please visit the link: or contact the U.S. Embassy.

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All Disciplines

All applicants must meet the Program eligibility requirements (click to review the requirements).

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Teach courses at the associate degree and undergraduate level on a full-time basis under the teaching option, or teach and conduct collaborative or independent research as desired under the teaching/research option. For teaching/research projects, scholars should plan a 50/50 ratio of teaching to research.

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