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Large Animal Veterinary Practice in the Tropics

Enhance your chances for vet school with an intensive, hands-on, veterinary study program in Belize. Find yourself immersed in large animal veterinary practice techniques...

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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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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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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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Health Belief & Ethnomedicine: Traditional Healing in Belize

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

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Lake Ecology: An Introduction to Field Research

The Lake Ecology course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence lake dynamics. Lessons include lecture,...

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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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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

You better Belize it!

When I first got to Belize, the course coordinator, Cynthia, told us all that we would leave Belize as changed people. I knew Belize would definitely give me new insight into the veterinary world, but thinking that I would leave a changed person seemed a bit extreme. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Cynthia was right. This course was one of the most life-changing events in my life, not only because of the amazing curriculum but the culture you are immersed in. Belize is such an incredible place with so many different people, each with their own unique stories. The veterinarians that you work with do their best to ensure that you not only get a wide variety of experience with the various animals of the country but with the people who work with those animals as well. The work you get to do with the animals/farmers gives you the chance to appreciate the way the agriculture business used to be run before big corporations take over. You get to see and participate in real agriculture practices where the farmers actually care about their animals. This is how all agriculture businesses should be and this is the reason why I want to be a vet.

Program: Large Animal Veterinary Practice in the Tropics

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    10

CELA Belize primate ecology & conservation and wildlife courses

I really enjoyed my time in Belize. The course content was interesting and the out-of-classroom experiences were especially enjoyable. I learned a lot about wildlife in Belize through both discussions and observations in the field.

Program: Wildlife Health, Ecology and Conservation

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

C.E.L.A.

I had such a wonderful time studying abroad in Belize with C.E.L.A. I gained so much valuable hands on experience with large and small animals and learned so much about the veterinary field, particularly in Belize. I met so many wonderful people, from the students to the doctors and their families. This experience has certainly changed how I view the world and my surrounding and has made me more excited than ever to go to veterinary school. The course was a nice balance between learning, field work, fun, and cultural immersion. I would recommend this course, and studying abroad with C.E.L.A., to any student interested in vet med. I would highly recommend going in the winter, if possible, because the weather was perfect and beautiful and I imagine the summer would be unbearably hot.

Program: Large Animal Veterinary Practice in the Tropics

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

CELA Belize

The hands on experience I received through this experience was second to none. The program is designed to allow the student to jump right in and the knowledge staff assists you every step of the way to provide an exceptional education.

Program: Large Animal Veterinary Practice in the Tropics

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Unreal and amazing

I absolutely loved this program. So much hands on experience and a great way to learn and also explore all of Belize. Loved every second of it. Not only was the course amazing, but the people are unforgettable. I wanna go back haha.

Program: Large Animal Veterinary Practice in the Tropics

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