PO Box 177, San Ignacio, Cayo,
Belize, Central America
Internships allow you to immerse yourself in Belizean culture, learn how agencies function in a new environment, develop new skills, and be a part of the development of Belize. C.E.L.A. will place you with an agency in your area of interest and you will work on a significant project for that agency. Internships can last from a minimum of three (3) weeks to a full semester or year. Interns are placed with host families to ensure a rich cultural and personal experience of Belize. If you want to improve your Spanish, ask for a Spanish speaking host family.
Belize has a wealth of organizations and businesses that provide excellent opportunities to apply your skills in a developing country and learn more about your selected field
Costs vary depending on the agency and where it is located. Once you indicate an area of interest, we will send you a cost estimate.
Want to study abroad but not sure if you can afford it? You are not alone! Whilst studying abroad gives you an appreciation for the world outside of your home country, grows your character and confidence, gives you great opportunities, many still worry about paying off student debt in the future. Thankfully there are a couple of options you can pursue that may make that trip of a lifetime a little bit more affordable.
C.E.L.A Belize will sponsor two scholarships for APVMA members in each period (winter and summer). Each scholarship has a value of 50% of the regular cost of a single course or full program. A full program means two (2) courses (for a scholarship value of approximately $2500). Students can choose among any courses offered. Additional charges (late arrival/early departure, extra transcripts, credit from a U.S. college/university, etc.) will be charged directly to the student at their full price. Contact us for more details
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Who can apply The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Find out more here
So if a scholarship opportunity didn't work out, you can turn to many internet crowd funding sites to try and raise funds. If somebody can raise $6k for potato salad, who knows what you might be able to achieve.
There are of course other crowd funding options such as indigogo and many more, so go on, get creative, get social and we'll see you soon.