Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA Belize)
Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA Belize) Programs
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
Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA Belize) Reviews
Large Animal Practice Session A
Submitted by Antinsl - University of North Texas | May 29, 2017
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!
Unforgettable 2 weeks in Belize!
Submitted by monwit - Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis | May 29, 2017
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!
Vet in Belize
Submitted by kvala - Plymouth, MI United States | May 27, 2017
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.
Time in Belize with CELA
Submitted by Melanie - Duquesne University | May 27, 2017
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!
You'd better BELIZE it!
Submitted by Notgnilleks - Tarleton State University | January 23, 2017
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!