“My favorite aspect of the trip was hiking in the Cockscomb Basin to the waterfalls, and exploring the Mayan Ruin sites. I was surprised by how much slower time seemed to be in Belize. No one seemed to be in a rush like we are in the United States. The slogan on Caye Caulker was ‘slow down,’ which I thought was pretty cool, and a nice change.
I think my experience will help my future. I would like to become an optometrist. Visiting a country that has nothing was a real eye opener. Sometime in my career I would like to travel to a third-world country and help those who can not see. The most important thing I learned from this trip is that there is so much that we can live without, and still be happy, even though we don’t realize it.” — Taylor Howard ’18 (South Callaway High School/Mokane, MO)