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  • Winter & Summer Programs
  • Custom Programs
  • Internships
  • Service Learning

The People @ C.E.L.A.

The People at CELA

Study Abroad In Belize With C.E.L.A.

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:

SUMMER Registration is CLOSED.

Session I - Section A - May 30 - June 13,  Section B - June 13 - 27

Session II - Section C - July 4 - 18, Section D - July 18 - August 1

Click here for summer 2016 course calendar with pricing.  Travel days are included in dates of 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.

Here are the dates, prices and schedule for Winter 2015-16.  We are offering two sections, December 26, 2015, to January 9, 2016 or January 9 - 23, 2016.  Take two courses and spend four weeks in Belize whiling earning six credit hours.  Contact our Program Director for more information or apply online!  Application deadline for winter is October 15, BUT apply early so you are sure to get the classes you want.

Our Specialties:

  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Community Development/Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Science
  • Global Health
  • International Business
  • Marine Biology/Tropical Ecology


  • Custom/ Faculty led groups
  • Service Learning Projects

Study Abroad in Belize

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.

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


A Few Of Our Partners


Our Partners