We are the Center for Engaged Learning Abroad, CELA Belize, dedicated to providing a wide variety of experiential learning, focusing on sustainability. We deliver customized learning programs utilizing the natural wonders of Belize; sharing and respecting Belize's cultural diversity, incredible bio-systems and rich heritage.
CELA Field Course Offerings:
Winter 2016-17 session will run from December 26, 2016 to January 8, 2017, with special primate research courses running before and after the winter classes. We are accepting applications for winter now. Application deadline for winter is October 30, BUT apply early so you are sure to get the classes you want. Click here to download the Winter 2016-17 schedule with pricing.
Click here to download the Summer 2017 course calendar with pricing. Application deadline for summer is March 15. Travel days are included in dates for the courses. We encourage students to consider taking two courses and stay for four weeks. Apply as early as you can to assure you get the sections you want. Section A: May 13-27, Section B: May 27 - June 10, Section C: June 10 - 24, Section D: June 24 - July 8. Contact our Program Director for more information. Application packets and syllabi can be found on each course page along with student reviews.
- Animal Science
- Community Development/Sustainable Development
- Environmental Science
- Health Sciences
- Marine Biology/Tropical Ecology
- Custom/ Faculty led groups and group service learning projects
NEW!! CELA students whose schools need credits from a US institution can earn credits for these great courses from a US university, Jacksonville University. There is separate paperwork and an additional cost to Jacksonville University associated with these credits. All students receive credit and official transcripts from our local partner, Sacred Heart College, in San Ignacio, unless other arrangements are made with the Program Director, Cynthia Reece. For a list of the home institutions of our past students, click here to download.
Our students have reviewed their field courses at GoAbroad.com and we post frequently to Facebook and Twitter.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” - Mark Twain