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CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Why choose CEA CAPA Education Abroad?

With 22 destinations across 13 countries, CEA CAPA Education Abroad offers an ideal balance of academics, internships, and adventure to more than 4,000 students each year. Click on “Visit Site” to explore our study and internship opportunities and find out just out how far international education can take you.

Why study abroad or complete an internship abroad? You’ll gain cross-cultural experience, take your learning beyond the classroom, and develop new interests all while staying on track for graduation. As you take courses abroad and explore career options through an internship, you’ll build an international network, develop marketable skills, and prepare to stand out in the job market.

Since 1997, CEA CAPA Education Abroad has provided high-quality international academic programs and services. At CEA CAPA, we support you from the moment you apply to the day you return home. Our team is here to help you meet your academic needs and make your study abroad dreams a reality.



CEA CAPA Scholarships and Financial Aid

Studying abroad will change your life, improve your employability, and enhance your global competence. That's why we commit more than $2.0 million each year to our financial and scholarship programs.

$400 - $3,000

Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.



CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis


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Seville, Spain

Studying abroad with CEA CAPA in Spain was such an amazing experience. From the beginning of enrolling in the program, I felt such a support system from CEA. They worked with me from before I even arrived and had me prepared by the summer came. Once I arrived, they walked me through every step of adjusting. They had scheduled excursions for us throughout the country and events in the city that really helped us immerse in the culture. I would recommend studying abroad in Seville, Spain to anyone and especially with CEA CAPA

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
My most nerve racking moment was getting on the plane in the first place. I knew nobody going into this trip, but dont let that discourage you from taking this step. There was so many opportunities to meet people on my trip since the first day and CEA puts an emphasize on building a community.
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CEA CAPA Engineering Abroad

I studied abroad with CEA CAPA in the Summer of 2023 in Paris, France. In my 6 weeks spent abroad, I was very pleased with what CEA CAPA had to offer. In terms of housing, the apartment was about what you would expect to receive at any university, and the kitchen was very small, though that was okay because I was able to spend most of my meals out, really getting the full French cuisine experience. The engineering class that I took was difficult, as is any, but the small class size made it easy to collaborate with others and to really delve into the knowledge. The sports & culture class that I took was fun and engaging, and really offered exploration of parts of the city I never would've ventured to on my own. CEA CAPA offered many opportunities to see parts of the city, starting with the initial boat ride along the River Seine, where I had my first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, and ending with a ticket to a football match at the Stade du France, where we got to see a very exciting win! These are some things I never would have thought to do, but CEA CAPA made it all possible.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I ate escargots multiple times, and I enjoyed them much more than I thought I would.
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Fun Experiences
  • Great Staff
  • Small Apartment
  • Housing was further from the school
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CEA CAPA Paris is a Good Choice!

I tremendously enjoyed my experience with CEA CAPA in Paris. The school itself is located in a great location in one of the city's most historic neighborhoods. The academics were more strenuous than I expected after hearing so much about how 'easy' study abroad classes are. I was able to partake in relevant courses that always managed to tie into the culture and heritage of Paris itself, which I appreciated. The staff was also friendly and supportive. Excursions included in the program were also enjoyable - I got to experience a few things such as a football game and broadway show that I otherwise would not have been able to attend.

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Every day was something new!

Majoring in engineering, I was worried I wouldn't be able to study abroad due to all of my course requirements, but CEA's summer engineering program was perfect and had the exact classes I needed. One of my favorite classes was The Golden City of Prague: Past & Present, my art history class. Each period we would go to a different historical site and learn about it in the context of art— it was super interesting and I got to see a ton of different places I wouldn’t have otherwise!

Originally I was nervous about being the only person from my home university in the program, but I met a lot of cool people and made lasting friendships. Prague's centralized location allowed me and my friends to travel to another country almost every week; we traveled from Prague to The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, and France over the course of our 8-week program.

The sense of independence and confidence I gained while overseas will stay with me for the rest of my life. Studying abroad in Prague was a life-changing experience. I highly recommend to anyone wanting to study abroad!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would definitely exchange contact info with the people in my program sooner. I spent a lot of time with my roommates, classmates, and people I met in orientation, and it’s nice to be able to stay in touch with them! Going abroad with CEA, I've definitely made some lifelong friends!
  • So much history, art, and culture to learn about and see!
  • Really walkable + great public transportation
  • CEA staff are really nice and helpful!
  • Language barrier
  • No AC or dryers, which can be a change
  • No Cheez-Its :(
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Rome Summer 2023

My summer in Rome was an unforgettable experience that I can't stop recommending to everyone! I absolutely loved the opportunity to live in the city and learn about its history at the same time. Being immersed in the Roman Empire while hearing its stories was one of my favorite parts. Italy overall has so much to offer, and with the trains and metro, Rome makes it easy to explore and travel around its different regions to get the full experience from its beautiful beaches to Tuscan country. CEA CAPA Staff was phenomenal throughout and was definitely one of the things I loved most about this trip. The staff always went above and beyond to make sure their students were supported and having the best expereince possible.

  • CEA CAPA Staff
  • Excursions to other cities in Italy
  • Rich historical presence in the city
  • Public transport in Italy outside of Rome can be tricky, plan accordingly!
  • Very touristy area
  • Very hot during the summer (and no A/C haha)


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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Dennis Cogan

Dennis is a junior studying psychology and sociology at Fordham University. He virtually interned in Paris through CEA during the Spring 2021 semester
Dennis Cogan


Why did you choose this program?

I chose this program for two reasons. The first reason was that I wanted to gather valuable work experience in the field that I love. Due to the pandemic, I was unable to have an internship last summer. Also, I wanted to get somewhat of an abroad experience. I was unable to study abroad due to the pandemic, so I thought this program would be a great way to get an international taste.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

CEA was very helpful in placing me with the right internship. They listened to what I was looking for, and they worked their hardest to find the best fit for me. CEA did a great job in teaching me how to be a good intern and how to succeed in the workplace whether that be through the internship seminar or through the weekly group meetings.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

My primary piece of advice is to not be afraid to share your ideas. Being an intern can be intimidating at first, but you will get the most out of your experience if you are open to growth and new ideas. Also, it is okay if you do something writing. Being an intern is a learning experience; do not be so hard on yourself!

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

An average day as a virtual intern truly varies. It is up to you on how you want to divide the internship work. However, throughout my internship, I found myself doing a little bit of work at a time. I would not recommend cramming all your work into one setting. Time management is a key aspect! However, over the week, you spend about 15 hours or so on internship work.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

My biggest fear was that it would not be fun. I used to hold this viewpoint that work cannot be fun and that it is just strenuous and busy work. I quickly learned during my internship that this is not the case. Finding fun in work comes from within. It stems from being yourself, sharing your ideas, and being grateful for your experience.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Sara Ferrero

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Student Services Advisor
Sara has a degree in Media Studies from the University Carlos III de Madrid and studied abroad in California at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) for her junior year. She loves traveling, learning new things and working with students.

Did YOU study abroad?! If so, where and what inspired you to go?

I studied abroad in California at CSULB. My first interest in studying abroad came from wanting to improve my English. Moreover, I have always been really interested in America, its culture and the many beautiful places the country has to offer.

What country have you always wanted to visit?

After visiting America, my new obsession is Australia. I would love to be able to spend some time there and discover all the wonderful landscapes that it has.

Why is language learning and cultural immersion important to you?

Being able to speak other languages is crucial in several aspects of your life; it is a key factor for everyone's professional career while, at the same time, it is a personal challenge that brings joy and confidence when achieved.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I have grown both professionally and personally since I started working for CEA. As my first job, working for CEA has taught me how to manage myself in a professional environment, how to take responsibility, and how to react while working under pressure.