Are you looking for the experience of a lifetime? We are your Belize connection to internships, volunteer opportunities, placements, externships, international clinical experiences or GAP year programs.

Our Courses

Internships can be combined with our courses for an experience that is out of this world!
Wildlife Health Ecology and Conservation
Watershed Ecology
Wildlife Health
Large Animal Vet Practices
Primate Ecology
Global Health
Health, Belief


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.

Intern Abroad
  • Animal Science


  • Archaeology


  • Education
    (Kindergarten - Tertiary)


  • Environment


  • Health


  • Indigenous Studies


  • Public Policy and Governance


  • Social Science


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