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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 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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Belize

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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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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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 from...

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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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Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA Belize) Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    3

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Must do

This program taught me more about veterinary medicine than I have learned in any class. Everything is so hands on that you leave learning how to do so many things. I had never given injections, sutured, or castrated an animal before and I left knowing how to do all those things. And you meet so many people who are just as passionate as you are about veterinary medicine. This is literally the most wonderful experience I have ever had. You learn so much and meet so many people, this course made me fall in love with Belize. And if that is not enough, you leave with a huge network of people from Belize and all over the United States that are always willing to help and answer questions. But, just some advice, make sure to ask questions about credit transfer because Cynthia never gave anyone information on forms to fill out and the steps to take. So a few girls took the course and spent the money only to find out they could not get any credits.

Program: Large Animal Veterinary Practice in the Tropics

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    4

  • Health & Safety

    5

  • Community

    6

Incredible experience

This program was an absolutely incredible experience. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in wildlife veterinary medicine or wildlife conservation. The course teaches you so much about the wildlife of Belize and gives you the opportunity to meet with some very inspiring people. I have never been able to interact with animals in such a close proximity before and probably never will again, so this course was one I will never forget. The course works closely with the Belize Zoo which is an amazing facility and gives you an inside view into all of their conservation and education efforts as well.

Program: Wildlife Health, Ecology and Conservation

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Summer 2017

By far the best experience of my entire life! I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone in the animal medicine field! So much hands on experience that you could never get anywhere else! Along with experience you meet a ton of amazing people.

Program: Large Animal Veterinary Practice in the Tropics

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

CELA program

Overall this is a wonderful program and the experiences and opportunities I was able to get down here I know I couldn't get back at home. The instructors and TA were amazing and good at teaching us the skills we needed to know.

Program: Large Animal Veterinary Practice in the Tropics

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Community

    10

CELA wildlife health, ecology, and conservation

This course provides the opportunity to meet some truly incredible people. Working in and around the Belize Zoo exposes you to some of the most driven and passionate people working towards conservation of Belizean wildlife. Huge focus on empowerment through education and community outreach. This course puts you in the field, practicing tasks that a wildlife research or veterinarian would perform on a day-to-day basis.

Program: Wildlife Health, Ecology and Conservation

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