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Honors Study Abroad Program

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Honors Programming'

Honors Programming

Study abroad naturally aligns with the goals of honors education, giving students a broader knowledge base, pushing them to their greatest potential, and inspiring them to become global citizens. CEA has the teams and resources to help you develop and launch your Honors Abroad program!

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Honors Study Abroad

Through study abroad, students enrolled in honors programs or honors colleges are exposed to international sources of knowledge that can expand their perspective of U.S.-based research and scholarship:

  • Prompts these students to ask new questions inspired by their program’s host culture and explore ideas rooted in that culture
  • Enables these students to contribute to their host culture through their knowledge, different perspective, and service
  • Facilitates experiential learning in an international context
  • Expands honors students’ learning community on an international scale
The CEA Advantage

By partnering with CEA in developing your Honors Abroad program, your university can utilize:

  • CEA’s study and extension centers with dedicated classroom space
  • A robust academic and professional network, allowing us to arrange meaningful co-curricular activities as part of an Honors Field Lab
  • A rich portfolio of academic offerings and CEA’s ability to develop new courses tailored specifically to your students
  • CEA’s onsite Academic Directors & faculty
  • Student services, health, and safety support available to students throughout the program
CEA Model
  • Summer program of 3-4 weeks
  • Faculty-led or CEA-led options
  • Interdisciplinary coursework with field-based components
  • Honors students living and learning in community

INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSE: Honors courses typically investigate a topic from the lens of multiple perspectives and disciplines. They are small, discussion-based, seminar-style classes with an emphasis on critical inquiry. The focus may be on Big Ideas or regional interdisciplinary studies.

HONORS FIELD LAB: To supplement classroom studies with our signature active learning, CEA will partner with you to develop a field lab. Guest lectures expose students to the latest research in the field with local scholars and present thought-provoking topics in the program discipline. Course-related site visits utilize the host city and country to create experiential learning outside the classroom. Finally, cultural activities help students learn more about the host culture.

HOUSING: CEA offers a variety of housing types in each of our locations, but we recommend shared apartments to reinforce the living learning community honors students experience on campus. We are happy to partner with your university to determine the housing type that will be the best fit for your program.

“We were most impressed by all of the work that went into planning and support of the curriculum. When you asked for our syllabi, we assumed it was just to get a general idea of the courses. Instead, your team in Seville put together guest speakers and site visits that connected across both of our disciplines and provided experiences we could not have given our students. In their feedback, those educational experiences were among their favorites. The quality of the guest speakers was impressive, and it was clear that all of them took great care to review our syllabi and assigned readings to make sure they delivered relevant content. Finally, we didn’t think to plan a volunteer activity while there. However, CEA made it happen with several days’ notice and the students loved getting to spend time with the residents of the elder care facility.”

Dr. Ryan A. McKelly, Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Wisconsin La Crosse

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