Our Regenerative Programs
We believe it is time for education to carry the torch that will lead 21st century societies to more regenerative cultures, that will help us to better take care of our environment while avoiding the global threats that we all face.
We draw on 35 years of experience, as a study abroad provider for World Learning and SIT, leaders that have been coordinating cultural exchange programs abroad for over 70 years. In addition, Celei has collaborated with international learning institutions throughout the world such as Lesley University, Bridgewater University, as well as the prestigious MGIMO University in Moscow and many others. This has allowed us to design innovative and authentic study abroad programs that combine academic quality with the practical knowledge of our network of collaborators who work in the field. Moreover, Celei provides a strong infrastructure with health and safety support.
In these courses, participants will have the possibility to learn from experts in the field of their choice while immersing themselves in the community and local culture. These experiences are designed for reflection and discussion that is based on Experiential Learning processes. Spain, Morocco and Cuba are some of our destinations.
These are our most immersive and academic programs. They range between two weeks and a month and have a strong intercultural focus. These programs are designed for university students and professionals who want to travel, explore and expand their understanding of topics such as migration, natural conservation or art and culture.
Spain and Morocco at the Crossroads of Human Migration
This Migration program is designed to provide first hand academic and experiential knowledge about migration in contemporary Spain and Morocco, and the reality of hundreds of migrants that try to reach European soil.
Lecturers and experiences are drawn from Granada University, government agencies, local NGOs, migrants and field experts from Spain and Morocco.
Students also carry out individual research on a topic of their choice. The language course will enable students to gain skills that allow them to become functional in the community and their academic work in Spain.
Ecological Restoration in Cuba
This program is designed to provide a first-hand experience in the field of Ecological Restoration. It takes place on an island south of mainland Cuba, known to the locals as ‘La Isla de la Juventud’ (Youth Island), where participants will live for three weeks in the beautiful town of Cocodrilo.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in three different ecological activities: monitoring and protecting the sea turtles nesting on the beaches; helping to clear the surrounding tropical forest of invasive species and playing an active role in the underwater restoration of the town’s coral reef.
Most importantly, participants will also enjoy connecting with the local community while improving their Spanish and intercultural skills. This will allow them to build life-long bonds with locals and ultimately to enjoy the beauty of the Cuban lifestyle, which is reported to be one of the most ecologically sustainable in the world.
Spanish Language, Culture and Regeneration in Spain
This program is designed to improve Spanish proficiency, learn about Regenerative Culture and promote critical thinking. Different projects and activities within this program are designed to explore Regenerative Culture from different angles; promoting in-depth, meaningful reflections that take place in breathtaking landscapes. This course helps students gain perspective and develop tools to grow and find fulfillment in the 21st century.
Art as a Lens for Social Transformation
The Art as a Lens for Social Transformation program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to improve their language proficiency while learning about art and Spanish society. Moreover, students will be allowed to choose a topic of their interest for their research project.
The Theme seminar is an interdisciplinary course which explores Spain´s rich heritage and the role of art in its most significant social changes.
This seminar will present students with a wide range of topics which include multicultural roots and their influence on Spanish society. Additionally, the main Spanish schools of art as well as ethnic fusion in performing arts will be examined.
Regenerative Culture in the Mediterranean
This program is designed to promote critical thinking. During three weeks, participants will live in Spain and Morocco while working on different projects and activities oriented towards exploring Regenerative Culture from a variety of perspectives. Thus, providing students with profound and insightful reflections set in breathtaking landscapes. The goal of this unique learning experience is to allow participants to develop tools to grow and find fulfilment in the misinformation era.
To raise awareness and understanding around the seminar topics
To offer resources and alternatives for critical thinkers
To develop a community and knowledge bank to promote Regenerative Culture
To motivate participants to take action in their communities
Reinvest in local community
Our extensive experience designing customized study abroad programs allows us to be flexible with our partners while maintaining a solid infrastructure, health, safety and security protocols.