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CEA Study Abroad Program at John Cabot University in Rome
Meet Chelsea Mrozek , CEA Rome alum
GO: Why made CEA a standout option for your study abroad program?
Chelsea: I really liked CEA from the get-go because of how friendly and helpful they were. From the moment I signed up I was getting calls and emails from them making sure that the process was going well for me and making sure that I knew they were there if I needed help. I liked the features that they had their own CEA campuses, apartments in neighborhoods that locals lived in, and that they took you on excursions while being abroad. CEA is so helpful and friendly; it made me think, why not go with them.
GO: Describe an instance where CEA's staff went above and beyond the call of duty for you.
Chelsea: One thing that I remember is when a group of us girls were getting ready to do a day trip to Cinque Terre. We had no idea what to see, how to get there, and how to spend our times wisely while being there. The staff took time out of their day to give us information about what to do, they even drew us a map of which villages to see and in what order. They were all just very helpful and gave us very good information that we used while going on our little trip.
GO: How has this experience impacted your future?
Chelsea: This experience has impacted my life in so many ways. Before going to Italy, I was nervous about traveling far away due to culture shock, language barriers, etc. but after going there and living there for 5 weeks it made me realize I can do anything. Now I'm excited to travel more on my own and see what adventures life will take me on. I learned a great deal more about photography and now I want bring my camera everywhere and capture everything I see, just so I don't miss something that someday, that won't be there. Being I'm graduating soon, my trip taught me that I shouldn't be afraid to search for jobs outside of my comfort zone, even if that means being overseas. I would love to go back and work there if everything worked out but now I'm just excited to see where life takes me and I know that wherever I end up, I'll be bringing a little piece of Italy with me too.
CEA Global Education (formerly Cultural Experiences Abroad), was founded by Brian Boubek (CEO & Chairman) after a life-changing study abroad experience in Dijon, France. He felt that his time in France was so empowering and insightful that he wanted to provide the same opportunity to everyone. Since then, it has continued to grow. In 2010, CEA enrolled 4,000 U.S. university students in more than 100 academic programs! They've been around since 1997 and their headquarters can be found in Phoenix, AZ. CEA strives to create and facilitate opportunities for academic achievement, global competence and personal growth through quality international education.