Warm Weather and Warmer Welcomes

During J-Term 2018, 286 students and 29 program leaders will participate in one of Luther's 17 courses around the globe. Although it's impossible to keep up with everyone, these blogs are designed to provide glimpses into our students' adventures.

Take a look at the course descriptions, itineraries, and leaders to learn the details of each exciting trip. Most importantly, read the blogs to experience life alongside our traveling students.

J-Term Highlights

Check out these highlighted posts about unforgettable moments, lessons learned, and life-changing experiences!

We’ve finally replaced evergreen pines with Caribbean pines.

Yellow-headed parrots sing to each other as the sun falls beneath the lofty trees of the ecolodge.  Hand-painted signs litter the campus with encouragements to be present. Common plants in the Caribbean are coffee rose, mango, surinam cherry,  avocado, craboo. Some even list common utilizations, “Cordyline: used for nerve and muscle relaxation”

Under thatched roofs, hammocks wave to the mountains they face. I chase a grey fox as it weaves through the palms.

The air smells like perfume scent of black orchid. The evening seems heavy with the unfamiliar  heat. Tomorrow, we’ll dip paddles into nearby waters. For now, we’ll  allow night and wildlife to settle around us as we relax into  the feeling of someplace new.





If you have questions or suggestions of natural features or wildlife of Belize for me to discuss here, please contact me at [email protected]

Accommodations at the Money Bay ecolodge.
Students Rachel Schunder (front) and Hanna Christopher (back) relax in hammocks after a long travel day.
A sign at the start of a nature trail reads "May the forest be with you."