Students will have free access to the Roatán Museum adjacent to the institute. This facility has numerous exhibits on the archaeology, geology and history of the Bay Islands. These exhibits emphasize the rich Mayan history of the indigenous peoples. Also, the Carambola Gardens, a botanical reserve where students can observe the native plants and terrestrial animals of the island, are a short walk away.
Students will experience the music and culture of the Garifuna Indians, which are descended from the slaves that were brought to Roatán by the British over 300 years ago. The town of Port Royal, which is located on the eastern end of Roatán, was once home to Henry Morgan, the English buccaneer. He and over 5,000 of his pirates lived on the island during the 18th century.