San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize
University description (as per official university website)
Belize packs a lot of diversity into its six Districts which include hundreds of islands which make up the world’s second largest barrier reef. There are also great rainforests and jungles, mountains, caves, savannahs, rivers, lagoons. Belize was an English colony, known as British Honduras, and become an independent country in 1981. It is governed as a parliamentary democracy, and is rarely discussed in the world news, which is why the tourism bureau calls it "the Mother Nature’s best kept secret". Agriculture is the #1 industry in Belize, with sugar cane, citrus and bananas leading the list. Tourism is the second largest business in the country. Tourists flock to the coast for the water and reef activities, the rainforests and mountains for eco-tours, bird-watching, butterfly tracking, hiking, exploring Maya ruins, and much, much more.
Cayo is the largest district and where Galen University is located. It is on the western border of the country and has the most diverse terrain of all the districts. There are approximately 40,000 people living in Cayo, primarily in San Ignacio and Santa Elena (twin towns separated by the Macal River) and in Belmopan, the nation’s capital. The nation’s population of forty nine percent Mestizo, twenty five percent Creole, eleven percent Maya, six percent Garifuna, three percent East Indian, and six percent other nationalities, is evenly reflected in Cayo. sixty percent of the Cayo District has been set aside for a National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary, or Forest Reserve.
We are a premier, dynamic, and, progressive, Belizean institution with a global perspective that is committed to excellence in education, research, and community service. Adhering to the principles of sustainable development, we deliver timely and relevant programs that challenge and inspire our students to make meaningful contributions to the development of their societies.
The mission of Galen University is to provide excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to prepare students to achieve their dreams and goals. Galen University is committed to providing an exciting and stimulating learning environment, innovative and supportive teaching, scholarship, and active service to the community – with a unique focus on “sustainable development” throughout our courses, programs, and service.
Why Study At Galen University?
As you explore our website you will discover that there are numerous reasons to study at Galen University in Belize. The following is a summary of some of the reasons:
Integration of sustainable development concepts of in all courses
Field trips linked to various courses
Innovative educational programs
A student-centered institution in which diversity is of extreme value
Committed and highly qualified faculty
Choices in how you complete your education:
Associate, Bachelor's, or Master’s degrees from Galen University
Degree programs with the University of Indianapolis
Opportunity to engage in research and community service projects
Participation in semester abroad programs, and short term summer courses with affiliated American and European Universities
A multi-lingual and friendly staff ready to assist you
A beautiful and safe environment
Easy and quick transfer of credits to US Universities/Colleges