CEA Study Abroad
95% Rating
(249 Reviews)

CEA Study Abroad

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.

Most Recent Program Reviews

Megan
Female

Incredible semester, staying for the year!

10/10

I couldnt be happier with my experience with CEA. I'm spending a year in Granada, Spain, and I'm living with a host family here in the city. Everyone, including the onsite directors Begoña and Jorge, my professors at the CLM (where your classes normally are), and my host family, have all been incredibly helpful and encouraging. I would go abroad with CEA again in a heartbeat. One thing to note while looking at programs to go abroad: all CEA excursions are all inclusive. So when you see "CEA Excursion to Morocco" in the trips for Granada students, that means that your meals, hotel, all activities, etc are paid for already. You just have to show up. This is INCREDIBLY valuable, and an amazing way to learn and travel.

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Amanda
Female
22 years old
Round Lake, IL
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

Unforgettable Internship Experience in Seville

10/10

My name is Amanda and I’m a Global Communications student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee studying in Sevilla, Spain for the Fall 2017 semester. I’ve always had an interest in the entertainment industry and in particular, media like film and television. CEA helped me to secure the internship of a lifetime and I'm so grateful.

My internship was at an audiovisual production company in Sevilla, Indalo y Media, and it has turned out to be an invaluable experience for me. Indalo y Media partners with Canal Sur to produce well-known Spanish TV shows such as “La Tarde Aqui y Ahora”, the one that I primarily work on. My colleagues were all very sweet and loved to joke around and laugh with each other, even in a high stakes setting like filming a live production. It wasn't a highly formal work environment, though there were levels of hierarchy and everyone knew one another’s role, it felt like a tight-knit community.

As an intern there, I mainly assisted with the production crew and my duties change according to the daily production needs. What remained constant, however, is that I helped move set pieces when needed during live filming, arrange the set, assist in creating gifts for the audience and invited guests, help unload donated food, and made sure to provide the audience and crew members with water.

Overall, I feel that I have learned so many valuable skills from this international internship experience that I will be able to carry with me wherever I go and will serve me in any context. After living outside of my comfort zone for four months in a foreign country and foreign workplace, my confidence has grown immensely. I know that I have what it takes to adapt, learn, be humble, ask questions, and thrive in an unfamiliar setting. I didn’t quit when I faced challenges or when things got difficult – I persevered. I know that I have a lot of offer and feel confident in my ability to meet and surpass expectations in a future internship in the United States.

Through my internship I have learned to be flexible, adaptable, think in a globally-minded manner, improve my Spanish comprehension and oral skills, to be prepared to work in a multicultural setting, and to embrace and represent company values. I have learned the importance of taking initiative and finding my own sense of internal motivation. It was a big challenge to see other Spanish interns be able to understand and perform at a higher level than me, building trust faster, developing relationships, handling tasks with more proficiency. It was hard on my self-esteem at first, but then I remembered that it was I who had put myself in another culture, willing to challenge my sense of comfort and sense of humility. I know that if they had come to the United States to do what I do, they would be struggling just as much if not more.

I built a stronger sense of self-confidence, the ability to achieve consensus with a group of people, tolerance for ambiguity, a deeper sense empathy for second language learners and those travel to foreign countries to live and work, communicative awareness, and higher respect for others. Despite cultural differences, potential language barriers and geographical distance, I have learned that people all around the world are generally the same – we all experience the same emotions, fears, insecurities, and sense of belonging. With the little exposure to foreign elements and people that many of my coworkers had, they welcomed me with open arms and warm hearts and I am very grateful.

None of this would've been possible without the help of Caro, the Internship Coordinator, and all the other staff at CEA.

How can this program be improved?

Intercambio exchange program can be improved upon as well as the academic partnership with UPO which as a university is not very organized.

Brynn
Female

Amazing Experience with CEA

9/10

If you have the opportunity to study abroad with CEA, take it! Studying abroad is one of the most influential and rewarding experiences and CEA provides all of the tools needed to have the best experience possible. The location of the school is right in the heart of the city, the staff is absolutely amazing, and the apartments have great locations. The school has a great support system if you ever need anything, and also provides numerous outside of the class activities if you are looking to meet new people or get out of your comfort zone. They also provide you with weekend trips, and one of my favorite trips with CEA was a weekend trip to Madrid. It was so well organized and was the perfect opportunity to get out of Barcelona for the weekend for almost no money at all. Nothing but great things to say about CEA!

How can this program be improved?

Let me stay another semester!

Crust
Male

Amazing Time, Administration Is Incredible

8/10

My time in Ireland is certainly not what I expected but it was wonderful. Like the title says, the administration at CEA Dublin is one of the biggest reasons why I had a great time. They are the most fun, loving, engaged, and thoughtful group of people I have every met and genuinely care about each student in the program. The trips the school has planned are excellent and very accommodating. I would definitely recommend CEA Dublin to anyone.

How can this program be improved?

The only negative I would say about the program is that you will be in an International School and not an Irish school. I had expected the latter and hoped to meet locals through school. However, there are still many international students for you to meet and become friends with in the CEA school, it will just be a little harder to meet Irish friends living in the city around you.

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Bonnie
Female
20 years old
Prague
Chapman University

praguepal

9/10

I really enjoyed my time in Prague and CEA made it very easy to get help whenever I needed it. The office staff was prompt at responding to emails and were always available for office hours so you can go in and ask questions in person. They planned options excursions to fun places in Prague that gave us the chance to go places we normally wouldn't. Additionally, the housing they assigned me was in a great location and was very nicely decorated. I loved my time here and they made everything very easy.

How can this program be improved?

Perhaps more communication with students throughout the program

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