CEA Study Abroad

Program Reviews

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Shannon
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I studied abroad with CEA in Seville, Spain in fall 2019. Having never even been outside the country before, I wasn't sure quite what to expect, but this program exceeded my every expectation. The staff is so supportive and really takes the time to get to know students. Academics were very relevant to local life in Seville as well as my major (strategic communication) and minors (Spanish & video). I visited so many cool places and emerged with new friends & a broadened perspective of the world!!!

What would you improve about this program?
I didn't get along with my host mom, and I almost moved out. But the housing coordinator Esther was excellent. She listened to all my concerns and helped me explore my options for moving out.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you so much for your review, Shannon! Your feedback will help serve as a guide for future students when researching their own study abroad programs with CEA. We are so glad you had a wonderful CEA experience and we wish you the very best in your future endeavors. Be sure to stop by and say hello the next time you find yourself in Seville! Our team is always working to improve our programs and provide the best possible experience for students, so if you would like to share any feedback, please email StudentFeedback@ceastudyabroad.com.

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Rubie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I absolutely enjoyed my study abroad experience with CEA. They made sure to give clear instructions pre-departure and made me confident in my ability to succeed abroad. The staff are always so friendly and willing to help. Throughout my time in Spain, the planned excursions and activities made me feel closer with my friends, and certainly pushed me out of my comfort zone! I wouldn’t change anything in my study abroad experience, I would definitely recommend CEA for students thinking about going abroad!

What would you improve about this program?
Increasing the number of students of color abroad.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you so much for your review, Rubie! Your review will help serve as a guide for future students when researching their own study abroad programs with CEA. We are so glad you had a wonderful experience abroad, and we wish you the very best in your future endeavors. Be sure to stop by and say hello the next time you find yourself in Madrid!

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Diana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

CEA aided me in the pre-departure process as much as one could possibly expect. From making a payment schedule that worked with my financial needs to guiding me through the immigration process step-by-step, the staff always made sure we had support. In London, where I studied, CEA made sure to host events and excursions included in our tuition that allowed us to meet people and experience the diversity of cultures thriving in London. I was able to gain the confidence to do things like walk through the big city and even travel to new places on my own. I highly recommend it!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would prepare to do way more than I planned and step outside of my comfort zone sooner. I didn't realize how comfortable I'd become in such a big and wonderful city.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you so much for your thorough and thoughtful review, Diana! Your recommendations will help serve as a guide for future students when researching their own London programs with CEA. We appreciate your kind words and are so glad you had a wonderful experience in London. We wish you the very best in your future endeavors, and be sure to stop by and say hello the next time you find yourself in England!

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Jared
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

CEA French Riviera is the absolute best program you can choose for study abroad. First things first, you get to live in Antibes, which is the yacht capital or Europe, and one of the most gorgeous coastal towns on the French Riviera. Think about it, how many people get to say they did that! If your there at the right time of year, you can go to class in the morning, and go to the beach in the Afternoon! Antibes is a short train ride away from many other destinations in the area such as Nice, Monaco, Cannes, and Grass, not to mention all the other little Eagle nest villages to visit in your spare time.

This program puts you at one of the best business school's in Europe (SKEMA), where you will have professors from all over the globe teach your classes.

The absolute best part of this program is the onsite director Kristen. Kristen will be there for you every step of the way, I have never met such a nice and caring person in my life. She ensures that you have a comfortable transition into the semester, and takes you on many different excursions. She is truly an expert on the area. Kristen also host many onsite activities such as Wine Tasting.

You truly cannot go wrong with this program! Trust me you'll be glad you spent your semester abroad in Antibes!

What would you improve about this program?
I would just improve the relationship between Skema and CEA.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you so much for your thorough and thoughtful review, Jared! Your recommendations will help serve as a guide for future students when researching their own France study abroad programs with CEA (and your kind words about our wonderful program director, Kristin, echo the same sentiments as so many of our French Riviera alumni!). We are so glad you had a wonderful CEA experience and we wish you the very best in your future endeavors. Be sure to stop by and say hello the next time you find yourself in Antibes!

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Sarah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

🚨SPOILER ALERT 🚨 I came;I saw; I conquered Florence, Italy with CEA. My experience with CEA excursions was perfect! In the Summer of 2018 I explored a winery in Tuscany and ate from a selection of local meats & cheeses and fresh bread with Tuscany famous olive oil! I drank delicious wine from the vineyard with friends from my study abroad and intern classes with CEA. On top of all that I got to experience the beautiful city of Milan, Italy. Where we saw the famous 3rd largest Catholic Church in the World and Also visit the Famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and many more amazing sites for a weekend! Highly recommend for anyone interested in food, art and new adventures!

Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you so much for your review of CEA’s wonderful excursions from Florence, Sarah! Your recommendations will help serve as a guide for future students when researching their own Florence programs with CEA. We appreciate your kind words and wish you the very best in your future endeavors!

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Sarah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I studied abroad in the Summer of 2018, I throughly enjoyed my experience! I took The culture of Food and Wine course and learned through excursions and classroom discussions. My professor was not only professional but knowledgeable about the local & National Italy cuisine and wine! She took us to food markets, gelaterias and many more. I really enjoyed learning how to pair food and wine. I highly recommend to anyone whose interested in learning about the history of food and wine in Italy to check out this program!

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Sarah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I studied abroad in Florence, Italy in the Summer of 2018 and learned so much about the local cuisine and wine through excursions and classroom discussions. I took The Culture of Food & Wine and was blown away by how professional the professor was and how knowledgeable she us on the subject. She introduced us to several food markets, gelaterias and so much more! We even learned what foods to pair with wine and the history of Italians relationship with both. I learned more with CEA study abroad class than I would have on my own!

Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you so much for your review, Sarah! Your detailed feedback will help serve as a guide for future students when researching their own study abroad destinations with CEA.

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Sarah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I interned abroad with CEA in the Summer of 2018 and it was such a wonderful experience! I was a Marketing Intern for an International Cooking School called CheFactory. I experienced the life of local Italians, from being part of the local culture, to trying many Italian dishes! But, most importantly I found a family at Chefactory and learned so much from my mentor Francesco. The type of knowledge and exposure you receive interning abroad is unlike anything else, especially with CEA! Highly recommended! To learn more about my experience check out my blog post with CEA: https://www.ceastudyabroad.com/blog/mojo/2019/04/29/what-s-cooking-in-italy-interning-in-florence

Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you for your review, Sarah! We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time interning abroad in Florence with CEA, and it’s a joy to hear how much it has pushed you forward professionally. We hope you’ll stop by and say "ciao” the next time you find yourself in Florence, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

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Anna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Before deciding where to study abroad I looked into many different locations and programs but I could not be happier with my decision to study abroad with CEA in Dublin, Ireland. All the teachers and advisers at the school were so friendly and fun to be around, I always say they weren't just my teachers but they were also my friends. I loved how the school planned different trips and activities throughout the semester to help students see different parts of Ireland and really get to experience true Irish culture. Thanks to the programs I have decided to get my masters in Ireland next year because how much I fell in love with the city and the country thanks to CEA.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Everything about this program was amazing, though if I could change one thing it would be not to stress as much about the little things and just really enjoy every moment and say yes to every opportunity. Some of my greatest memories came from just saying yes and I wish I would've learned that sooner in the semester.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you for your thoughtful and thorough review, Anna! We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful time with CEA in Dublin. “I have decided to get my masters in Ireland next year because how much I fell in love with the city and the country thanks to CEA” is music to our ears. Your advice to future students about not stressing about the little things will serve as a guide when researching their own study abroad experiences. We hope you’ll stop by and say hello when you return for your master’s degree in Ireland, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

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Rachel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I've ever made! I had a great time and learned so much. Alicante is a perfect city - easily walkable, on the beach, not too big but not too small. The people were friendly and their accent is not difficult to understand. I was also able to take a class taught completely in Spanish which was a cool learning experience.

The excursions were all awesome and I was glad we got to travel to other parts of Spain (Valencia, Granada, etc.) In addition, I was able to travel independently around Europe and see truly amazing places.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take advantage of everything! Go to the beach, go to all the excursions, and travel as much as you can!
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thanks for your thoughtful and thorough review, Rachel! We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience in Alicante with CEA – your review echoes the same sentiments as many of our CEA Alicante alumni. Your insight and advice will help guide future students when researching their own study abroad programs! Be sure to stop by and say “hola” the next time you’re in Spain, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!