Adventure Begins Here

At YWAM Destination Paradise, your journey in learning, faith and leadership begins in Belize, and can take you to places you never imagined – in both geography and soul! We run university-level schools and mission training programs that empower people to live, love and lead – Christ-like – throughout the world.  Our campus is located on a beautiful island beach, where we keep our community small enough to feel like family and our vision big enough to reach millions and make a global impact.

Get your feet wet

Get your feet wet

Around the World

We take “preparing few to reach millions” – very seriously. Responding to God’s call to reach the nations, our outreaches and internships have brought students to 80 countries, and the number is growing every year. Our students also come to YWAM DP from all over the world with this in common: to pursue God passionately and purposefully, with a heart for adventure!


Students trained from
all over the world


Nations reached through
outreaches and internships


Dives completed in
the Belize reef

Barefoot Leaders Wanted

On Ambergris Caye – the island our campus calls home – shoes are optional, but for us being barefoot is about much more than the sand and sun. It’s a Biblical symbol of service and humility. So whether you kick off your sandals or not, come and pursue God with a barefoot heart.

A Place in Paradise

A Place in Paradise

Adventure Awaits

Adventure Awaits

Our Stories

Authored mainly by students and staff, our blog provides an awesome first-hand perspective of the YWAM DP adventure – from the soul-stretching teachings of lecture phase to the exciting and challenging experiences of outreach. Find out what God is doing in lives here in Belize and throughout the world.

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“Thus, when you wake up in the morning, called by God to be a self again, if you want to know who you are, watch your feet. Because where your feet take you, that is who you are.”

– Frederich Buechner