Earn Credits

Most of our students receive approval for course credits by having their departments or colleges examine the syllabi and look at the CVs of our faculty.  The syllabi and faculty CVs are available on our website or through an email request.   Students from colleges and universities across the US and Canada have taken these courses offered in the past and received credit from them.

Our Courses

Wildlife Health Ecology and Conservation
Watershed Ecology
Wildlife Health
Large Animal Vet Practices
Primate Ecology
Global Health
Health, Belief

Earn Credits

Our educational partner, Sacred Heart College (SHC), shc.edu.bz, in San Ignacio, Belize, is licensed and recognized by the government of Belize.  Under the United Nations convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education (go to www.unesco.org and search under name of convention), which both the US and Belize have signed,   the US recognizes the higher education institutions of Belize.   You can confirm Sacred Heart College on the Ministry of Education website:  moe.gov.bz.  SHC will register our international students, record their grade(s), and issue transcripts to the students as they do to any students.  We are not a degree granting body and so can only issue a Certificate of Completion which will include the student’s grade.

C.E.L.A understands each college or university reserves the right to decide which transfer credits to approve.  We have established an additional partnership with Jacksonville University, in the US, as an alternative for students who must have a US university transfer the course credits.  Additional fees are associated with registering as a Jacksonville University student for CELA courses, covering application and tuition fees.  Transcripts will be issued from Jacksonville University for students transferring credits to their home institutions.  Please let the Program Director know if you are planning to register as a Jacksonville student when you start the application process.

Intern Abroad

Scholarship and Funding Ideas

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.

    APVMA Scholarship

    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

  • Gilman Scholarship
    Gilman International

    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

  • Crowd Funding
    Crowd Funding

    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.

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Our Mission

To expand the world view of participants by providing high quality, relevant, dynamic, socially responsible and academically challenging experiences.

Our Vision

We are the number one choice in Belize for providing professional and academic education by exceeding our participants’ expectations and contributing to the success of the communities with which we work.

Our Core Values

Sustainability: We are committed to building a better understanding of Belize's rich cultures and biodiversity whilst ensuring our business activities have a beneficial and sustaining impact.

Respect: We treat everyone with dignity, equality, kindness and trust regardless of ethnicity, lifestyle, gender and beliefs.

Teamwork: We work together through cooperation, dedication, respect and open communication.

Collaboration: We actively pursue and value cooperative relationships in pursuit of our mission and vision.

CELA. Belize
Center for Engaged Learning Abroad

P.O. Box 177
San Ignacio
Central America
Tel: +501 670 0930

Center For Engaged Learning Abroad