Galen University, named in honor of the Greek scholar and physician Galen, is located at 62.5 miles George Price Highway - 5 miles east of the twin towns of Santa Elena & San Ignacio. Deep in the Cayo District – the western part of the country know for its lush rainforests, abundant wildlife, and many Maya sites - the twin towns serve as a home-away-from-home for many of our 'out-of-district' students.
The Univesity, founded in September 2003, is Belize’s only privately administered tertiary institution offering its own degrees, as well as accredited U.S. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Galen University offers innovative, educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level in business, arts and sciences, and education. We are committed to providing progressive and inspiring courses, with a focus on sustainable development and overall excellence in education. Enjoy learning at our tropical campus among our dynamic mix of global students and faculty during a semester abroad, a few weeks in the summer, or while earning a full college degree.