CEA Study Abroad

CEA Study Abroad

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With 20 destinations across 11 countries, CEA Study Abroad offers an ideal balance of academics, internships, and adventure to more than 4,000 students each year. Find out where learning abroad can take you by clicking the “Visit Site” button and exploring our many options.

Why study abroad or complete an internship abroad? Because as you study or intern abroad, you will develop new interests, weigh what you value, and develop marketable skills. As you take courses abroad and explore career options through an internship, you’ll gain a positive outlook on future employment, set career goals that align with your interests and talents, and develop a vision for your future.

Since 1997, CEA Study Abroad has provided high-quality international academic programs and services. At CEA, we support you from the moment you apply to the day you return home. Along the way, you’ll learn to communicate across cultures and earn academic credit while gaining valuable skills.

Founded
1997
Headquarters

2999 N. 44th St.
Ste 200
Phoenix, AZ 85018
United States

Reviews

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Natalia
9/10

I was greeted by CEA staff from the moment I arrived at the airport to pick up my bags. All throughout the semester, the staff showed unconditional support in academics, housing, and even travel tips. Professors are very knowledgeable in their subjects and courses offer field studies which allow for learning to take place outside four walls.
CEA also offers Experiential Learning Activities which involve activities within the city in addition to trips to Sitges, Valencia, and even Madrid! No matter where you end up going, you learn so much about the culture, language, and the people.
There's always something to do and somewhere new to go eat. Barcelona itself has SO much to offer that there's no going wrong in choosing Barcelona as your study abroad destination. I don't regret my choice and would recommend it to anyone wishing to study abroad!

How can this program be improved?
Involving more activities with locals.
Yes, I recommend
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1/10

Studying in Florence was amazing. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to live in such a beautiful place with such a rich history for four months. However, my experience with CEA, which included being talked down to countless times, brushed off repeatedly, and being harassed by two male staff members, was awful. The classes were not hard and weekend traveling was relatively easy, but by the end of the program I was actually afraid while at school.

How can this program be improved?
Better staff. From teachers to directors to people assigned to ensure students' safety and wellbeing, the staff is rude, condescending, and unhelpful.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We regret to hear you didn’t have a great experience abroad. We take the student experience very seriously and strive to provide a safe and enriching environment. CEA policies advise faculty, staff, and students how to report any concerning situations and CEA has support resources in place for students who feel unsafe at any time for any reason. Our U.S. based academic team would like to engage in further conversations; please contact us at [email protected]

No, I don't recommend
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Cara
10/10

CEA Madrid is an incredible program and I am very glad that I made the decision to study abroad with CEA. They really help you become allocated with your brand new location and take you step by step to make sure you are all set to embark on a semester abroad. That being said, if you ever need anything throughout the semester the on-site contacts are very easy to get ahold of. Also, the weekend trips and Friday excursions were amazing. I highly recommend to attend as many as you can because they are all included in the program cost! I highly recommend CEA.

How can this program be improved?
Getting the dates of the weekend trips farther in advance, as well as class schedules if possible.
Yes, I recommend
Juliana
10/10

I could not have been happier choosing CEA to study abroad in Rome, Italy. They provided a wonderful structure for the programs and allowed for so many great opportunities. I enrolled int he Full Curriculum program that partners with John Cabot University (JCU), and I absolutely loved it. The CEA Center and student apartments are in a neighborhood that's a great location within walking distance of JCU and anything else important to Rome, including the Trevi Fountain all the way to the Colosseum. The classes offered at both CEA and JCU are wonderful, and I truly enjoyed all of them. The CEA staff was always eager to help students with major issues or simply giving advice on local favorites for food or gelato. I loved the CEA excursions to Florence and other cities! Learning how to make fresh pasta early in the semester during the cultural experiences helped with cooking throughout the semester! I would highly recommend studying abroad with CEA in any country, but especially in beautiful Roma!

Yes, I recommend
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Lauren
8/10

Being apart of the engineering program at CEA was an interesting experience. This had been the first semester that the program was offered so there were some things that they were testing out for the first time. Overall, the engineering classes weren't terrible. They were different than those offered in the states though. They got two pretty great professors for us and one who was very disorganized with planning. This made learning hard in that class because all of us were unsure of what we needed to know. My other class that I took at CEA was amazing! The professor was great and took pride in her job and showing us a different side of Paris. The only thing I would really change about my stay here is where I chose to live. I lived in the dorm and we did not have reliable WiFi the entire semester. CEA was very helpful about that issue though. Besides that, the dorm was just some rules, some of which were included in the agreement, and some that weren't, that were just rather strange and made no sense. I loved being able to explore Paris on my own time and being able to travel within Europe though during my stay.

How can this program be improved?
Having organized professors, dorms with wifi, and classes that focus on the practicality of the applications and not just the theory.
Yes, I recommend

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