Thinking of planning an educational trip for your group? Belize’s Center for Engaged Learning Abroad can provide the expertise for your faculty-led groups. Our experienced staff and diverse faculty can design and facilitate a trip for you, which means less work for you and a custom trip that takes advantage of our local relationships to give your students the experience of a lifetime.


  • Organize group flights
  • Arrange all local logistics from airport pickup to local transportation.
  • Plan an itinerary for your group based on your interests and budget.
  • Price and book the itinerary you have planned.
  • Provide local experts such as tour guides, Belizean professionals, government officials, business people or academics to offer lectures to your group.
  • Connect your group with NGOs, international organizations, health care providers, businesses and professional organizations.
  • Arrange service or experiential learning projects for your group.
  • Create curriculum, coursework, syllabi and assessments to meet your learning goals.
  • Lead safety orientations, welcome and farewell dinners, and cultural workshops.

What does the trip cost?

Prices depend on what you want to include, how long you will be in Belize, how many people you are bringing, and the type of accommodation you request. We are happy to work with you to customize the program to fit your budget and educational goals, and you will have a personal advisor from CELA to work with you directly on every step of the process.


Focus areas may be subject to change depending on availability and budget.

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Animal Science

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Education (Kindergarten-Tertiary)

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Environment & Conservation

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Healthcare and Medicine

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Indigenous Studies

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Public Policy & Government

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Social Science



At CELA Belize, we are fortunate to work with great organizations across the country when bringing you the educational experience of a lifetime. These connections enrich each program and support our partner’s efforts as well. Our valued partners include:

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Community Baboon Sanctuary

The Community Baboon Sanctuary (CBS) is a pioneering project in grassroots conservation whose goal is to sustain the habitat of the Black Howler Monkey (“baboon” in the local Creole dialect) while promoting economic development in local communities.

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Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT)

PACT is a strategic partner in the funding management and sustainable development of Belize’s natural and cultural resources for the benefit of Belizeans and the global community.

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Forest Department - Gov of Belize

The Forest Department is a leading modern and committed government agency with a well trained, accountable and professional staff efficiently coordinating resources for the sustainable management of Belize Natural Resources.

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Tumul K'in Center of Learning

Tumul K’in Center of Learning is a registered non-governmental Maya Organization that responds to the challenges of poverty and marginalization in rural Toledo by promoting a sustainable development with identity through intercultural education, training and research fusing modern and Maya values, knowledge and philosophy.

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Friends of Conservation and Development

FCD is a respected organization whose role in the national conservation agenda is fully recognized by both the Government and the general public. It continues to build its networking capabilities both locally and internationally, while capitalizing on its strengths as a reputable community-based conservation organization.

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National Institue of Culture and Heritage (NICH)

NICH encourages Belizeans and persons interested in Belize to better understand Belizean’s historical and ethnic roots and instill pride about the country’s unique cultural heritage and shared national identity. The Institute of Archaeology focuses on the Protection, Preservation and Promotion of Belize’s rich cultural heritage.

Belize Bird Rescue

Belize Bird Rescue

Belize Bird Rescue started “rescuing” birds in April 2004 and continues to offer care for sick and injured birds on their private reserve in Cayo District of Belize.

Belize Botanic Gardens

Belize Botanic Gardens

With 45 acres of native plants in their garden and arboretum, the Botanic Gardens sits between the Maya Mountain foothills and the Macal River.

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The Belize Zoo

The Zoo provides a home for a wild animals that were previously orphaned or rehabilitated. It was started in 1983.