Study in Belize - Our Staff


Our Staff

Our staff has been recruited for their skills, knowledge and experience to provide students with rewarding, productive and culturally enriching experiences. The team has a broad understanding of higher education, and can effectively respond to the needs of students. This knowledge enables them to work with university systems and technology providing a seamless integration of ‘home university’ facilities whilst studying abroad. We look forward to working personally with you to fullfil your study abroad goals through our unique Study in Belize Programs.
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Our StaffRhondine Petrof – Founder and CEO
Rhondine is the founder of Toucan Education Programs (TEP), a provider of international education programs established in Belize.  Although she was raised and educated in Belize, her love of travel and supporting people began early in her career when she worked as the Activities Director for the now famous Captain Morgan’s Retreat on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

Her passion to share her country with international students was honed during her tenure as the International Student Program Coordinator at Galen University. Rhondine enjoys travelling and do so whenever the opportunity presents itself.  Travel helps her to link each emotion and experience to those of participating students on a TEP program. Rhondine has a profound understanding of all the emotions, challenges, and most important, growth that comes from an international experience. 
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Breaking News! awards Toucan Education Programs Customized Study in Belize Program as its # 1 pick for Top Study Abroad Programs in 2016. Customizing Faculty-led, Internships, and Volunteer in Belize programs is our passion. Read what our participants are saying about us. “The level of professionalism and commitment we received from TEP was first-class. I left Belize feeling blessed to have had this experience. It is definitely not if I will return to Belize, it is now of when I will return. Thank you TEP for making this summer one I will never forget!” - Ashani

The Toucan team take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in our programs in 2016. Thank you for taking the time to give us valuable feedback through TEP’s online evaluation on Your time and effort to share your stories paid off and gave us this sweet victory. We are indeed very grateful!

Get your opportunity today to Serve, Learn, and Explore, a customized internship, volunteer, or faculty-led experience in Belize. Contact us now to learn more at

The Intern and Volunteer in Belize summer and fall, 2017 application deadlines:

Summer 2017 Application Deadline: April 25, 2017
Fall 2017 Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

Just click on the apply link to start your application today.

Have questions? Contact us at to arrange a meeting with our program advisor.

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