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Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA Belize) Programs

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Large Animal Veterinary Practice in the Tropics

Enhance your education with an intensive, hands-on, field veterinary study program in Belize. Find yourself immersed in large animal veterinary practice techniques on farms...

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Wildlife Health, Ecology and Conservation

This 10 day course is designed for undergraduate students with an interest in wildlife from a pre-veterinary, biology or conservation perspective. Through a combination

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Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation

Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation is an exciting hands-on field course that combines studies in terrestrial riparian ecology with marine ecology by examining the influence...

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Global Health: Biology, Medicine Public Health in the Tropic

This field course explores the intersections of economics, health, medicine and social development in the tropics, with Belize as the focus. The objective of this course

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Health, Beliefs & Ethnomedicine in Belize

This course is for biology, health, pharmacy and cultural anthropology students. Contemporary indigenous groups draw on a long history of working with medicinal plants...

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Custom Faculty-led Group Trips

Our faculty-led custom group trips are planned months in advance with great attention to detail and meaningful activities based on the group's focus. We specialize in conservation,...

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Indigenous Resurgence and Sustainable Development

For most of the time humans have existed on earth, knowledge was passed from elders to the young through stories and demonstrations. With the move into the "modern" world...

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Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA Belize) Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Large Animal Practice Session A

CELA's large animal practice session was so much better than I had ever expected, even after reading previous reviews. The program allowed me to gain a variety of experience working with different large animals while also helping out the community. Our days included ample time for us to get the education we came for as well as allow us time to explore the area we were staying. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to gain hands on experience and learn about animal care in other cultures!

Program: Large Animal Veterinary Practice in the Tropics

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Unforgettable 2 weeks in Belize!

CELA provided an amazing experience! The Belizeans are very friendly and I felt safe walking the town of San Ignacio. The hospitality was exceptional. I enjoyed the hands-on experiences with the cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, and dogs. The most memorable experience was bat trapping at night in the Mennonite community. If you are looking for large animal experience along with immersing yourself in the culture, I would highly recommend the large animal veterinary practices course. You won't regret it!

Program: Large Animal Veterinary Practice in the Tropics

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Vet in Belize

I took the CELA Belize Large Animal Vet course, as I am a recently graduated pre-vet student. I had minimal knowledge of Belize before I came here, and CELA has opened my eyes to Belize on multiple levels. Along with studying veterinary medicine on farmlands here, we had a lot of time to explore Belize- from the jungle to the cities to the islands. CELA is always helpful in helping you plan a trip, and will guide you though academic and pleasure activities. In the off time we had, we always took advantage of the resources CELA provided us to get a full vet and cultural experience. This was an amazing trip and I learned a lot about large animal medicine in the tropics and about the culture of Belize itself.

Program: Large Animal Veterinary Practice in the Tropics

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Time in Belize with CELA

This was a wonderful experience! I would highly recommend this course for anyone interested in veterinarian medicine or anyone who wants to gain large animal experience! The veternarians you work with are wonderful and super helpful! I learned a lot from this experience!

Program: Large Animal Veterinary Practice in the Tropics

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    8

You'd better BELIZE it!

Coming into this program, I had no idea what to expect. I had never studied abroad before, let alone traveled out of the country on my own! However, meeting some of the students ahead of the course in the airport, I instantly knew I would be in good hands. I was greeted with such a kind and friendly group of like-minded individuals who wanted to learn and experience all of the same things that I did. Getting to work with the Belize Zoo, TEC, and other corporations doing various research and conservation exercises was more beneficial than I can express. I made lasting friendships, and being as involved as I was, now have several abroad internships lined up!

Program: Wildlife Health, Ecology and Conservation

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