CEA Study Abroad

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Since 1997, CEA has maintained one simple philosophy: To provide high-quality international academic programs and services. For you, that translates to personalized support through each step of your study abroad experience, from the moment you first apply to the day you return home again.

Along the way, you'll learn to adapt, to communicate across cultures, to broaden your perspective. You'll earn credits toward graduation while gaining invaluable skills that boost your resume and enhance your employability. You'll make new friends and expand your network. And you'll learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible. Simply put, study abroad will shape the rest of your life.

Because studying abroad is more than just an academic experience -- it's a life experience. With destinations in 22 cities across 12 countries, we offer a balance of academics and adventure to more than 3,500 students each year... where will your learning take you?

CEA Study Abroad

Programs from CEA

  • Study Abroad with CEA in Prague
    Czech Republic
    Walk to class past UNESCO World Heritage sites; attend class in a renovated 17th century castle; immerse into student life...
    7 reviews
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  • Study abroad in Paris with CEA
    France
    Turn the City of Light into your living classroom when you study abroad with CEA Paris. There's a reason why this capital...
    6 reviews
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  • Study Abroad in Granada with CEA
    Spain
    From the majestic courtyards of the Alhambra to the lush gardens of the Palacio del Generalife, Granada is steeped in a...
    5 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Spend a semester in Rome with CEA
    Italy
    Ever dreamed of living in a city that's been a cultural, political, and religious leader for more than 2,000 years? Study...
    4 reviews
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  • Buenos Aires, Argentina study abroad with CEA
    Argentina
    Explore the unique blend of old and new in Buenos Aires. The capital and largest city in Argentina, Buenos Aires is the...
    4 reviews
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  • Study in Spain with CEA Study Abroad
    Spain
    If sunny days, white sand beaches, cafe culture, and a city rich in art and history sound appealing, then Alicante, Spain,...
    4 reviews
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  • CEA Study Abroad in Spain
    Spain
    Stylish. Cosmopolitan. Stunning. There are many reasons why Barcelona is CEA's most popular destination -- come explore them...
    3 reviews
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  • CEA Study Abroad in Spain
    Spain
    Discover the birthplace of flamenco; pass awe-inspiring architecture on your way to class; live in a city with the largest...
    3 reviews
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  • Study Abroad in Florence with CEA
    Italy
    Florence may be famous as the heart of Tuscan wine country, but this Italian city has much more to offer than just fine...
    2 reviews
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  • CEA Study Abroad in Aix France
    France
    Spend a summer, semester, or academic year in Aix-en-Provence and discover for yourself why the French refer to charming Aix...
    2 reviews
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  • CEA Study Abroad Programs in Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    Lush cloud forests. Sunny beaches. Unparalleled biodiversity. A range of opportunities to hone your Spanish skills and...
    2 reviews
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  • Study Abroad in London, England with CEA
    England
    The music. The architecture. The theater. The history. The shopping. The bangers and mash. Whatever you're seeking, you'll...
    2 reviews
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  • Study in Ireland with CEA
    Ireland
    CEA Global Education partners with the National University of Ireland, Galway to offer programs to fit your academic, career...
    1 reviews
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  • Study abroad in Ireland with Cea
    Ireland
    Young. International. Vibrant. The capital city of Ireland has been a popular destination since the Vikings first built it...
    1 reviews
  • Study Abroad in the French Riviera with CEA
    France
    300+ sunny days a year; world-class museums and galleries; sandy beaches... Sound good? The French Riviera is the perfect...
    1 reviews
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Program Reviews

  • Hannah
    Age: 25-30
    Female
    Fort Collins, CO
    Colorado State University
    9/10
    Left my heart in Ireland
    02/05/2016

    Galway is a beautiful and vibrant city with the friendliest people; it captured my heart.

    The University was top notch with some exceptional professors that are always available to help you if needed. The academics are high quality but the structure of tests and the work load is different from the US and some US students might find ease in it.

    The housing that CEA provided was very nice and in a safe neighborhood within walking distance of the school, town, and the grocery store. Individual rooms are supplied with flatmates that comprise people in your program and other international students.

    Galway city has plenty of things to do and see, even though it's relatively small. It's full of lovely, fun people and lots of culture. There is always something to enjoy in town. Galway is also a prime location for day and weekend trips to some beautiful place. The Aaron Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, and even Dublin are within visiting distance.

    Overall, I felt taken care of by CEA, the University, and and all the staff. Everyone in the CEA program and other international programs were just as excited to enjoy the study abroad experience and lasting friendships were made.

    How could this program be improved?

    It would have been nice to have a CEA staff member be an available contact and resource at anytime. I suggest an office on or near campus, somewhere easily accessible for students. At the time our program contact was a local graduate student at NUI-G.

    Photos:
    Sunny day at Galway Bay
    The Quad at NUI-G
    Summer blooms at the bay
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  • Claire
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Providence, Rhode Island
    8/10
    My time with CEA
    02/04/2016

    My semester abroad was the best 3 months of my life. I have realized that even more now that I am home looking back on my experience. The staff and faculty of CEA were some of the friendliest most compassionate people I have ever meant. I feel with the staff and the students that I went abroad that by the end of our time there we created a family in a sense. I traveled to so many places that I don't know when or if I'll ever be able to go back to again. Rome became home for me and it felt and still feels like a dream.

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  • Erin
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
    Carroll University
    10/10
    Best Semester Ever
    02/04/2016

    This was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I had a wonderful time and made many friends. I was also able to 8 other countries while studying in Rome. One of the most beautiful places in the city was the Trevi fountain. I would often go there super late at night when there weren't many people and just sit on the steps it was so relaxing. CEA also planned these great trips but the best one was the Pompeii, Capri, and Sorrento trip it was so beautiful. That was one of my favorite trips. The boat ride around the Island was the best the whole boat would bust out in to song and our tour guide was great. Also I captured the best picture when we were on the boat tour of four guys in my program doing a back flip of the boat. If I could go back in time I would always choose this program it was amazing plus it had amazing staff they were the best. Rome is one of the most beautiful places with all the old Ruins and the beautiful architecture. Plus the gelato was to die for American gelato does not compare at all.

    How could this program be improved?

    One thing that I would change about this program would be to add more classes.

    Photos:
    Isle of Capri
    Trevi Foutain
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  • Angelica
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Norwalk, CT
    Norwich University
    10/10
    THE BEST OF SPAIN
    02/03/2016

    Granada was the best choice I have ever made. I had one of the best experiences of my life and I think it is because I chose this city. It is a small, comfortable city with a young atmosphere. Living with a host family made my experience ten times better. I was definitely able to immerse myself in the culture with all the opportunities given by the university and the CEA program.

    Granada is a beautiful city from its Arabic culture, the Sierra Nevada backdrop in front of its famous site, the Alhambra, it has such a break taking scenery.

    How could this program be improved?

    Some improvements would be more excursions or cultural activities to do as program weekly.

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  • Julia
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Adrian, Michigan
    Adrian College
    10/10
    CEA Study Abroad in Sevilla
    01/31/2016

    I loved everything about my stay in Sevilla, Spain with CEA. They did a wonderful job placing me with a roommate and host family, and I truly enjoyed all of my classes. All of the workers at the CEA center in Sevilla were always very friendly and helpful, and they were always more than willing to help us with whatever we needed--whether that was finding an alternate route home from classes or finding a good Chinese restaurant. They were always ready to help and talk if there was anything we needed help with.

    They knew all of our host families by name, and they could pinpoint certain characteristics of each host family--they knew exactly who they were putting their students with, and they weren't afraid to talk with the host families if a student ever felt uncomfortable.

    I requested to be put in a host family that had kids (because I come from a big family), and they took my request to heart and placed me with a family with two kids right around my age--having that made all the difference, and the people at CEA did that for me. And on top of that they placed me with an awesome roommate, and we got along absolutely perfectly.

    They made sure my worst fears didn't come true (i.e. bad roommate and a horrible study abroad experience), and they made sure that I had the best experience possible. The people who work at the CEA center in Sevilla make the trip 10 times better than it would be without them. I am 100% certain that I would not have had the same incredible experience if I had gone through another program.

    I love Sevilla, and I am so happy that I got to know it with CEA's help. When you go to Sevilla, be sure to look out for the "No8do" signs--they don't mean anything to you right now, but they will mean everything to you after you leave. Ask the wonderful people at the CEA center in Sevilla what they mean. They'll be able to tell you all about them.

    Photos:
    La giralda durante Semana Santa
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