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From business to biology, sociology to interior design, CEA supports a wide range of disciplines and offers carefully selected co-curricular activities to complement students’ academic experience.

Please note that the sample subjects, activities, and excursions provided below are simply meant to give you a taste of what CEA can arrange in each of our locations. Our extensive networks and program development experience – both in the U.S. and internationally – allow us to support a wide variety of disciplines and program inclusions. If you are interested in a topic, activity, or CEA location that is not listed below, please reach out for more information!

Argentina: Buenos Aires

Sample Subjects
  • Business
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Political Science
  • Spanish Language & Culture
  • Sports Science
Active Learning Opportunities
  • Visit Bodega del Fin del Mundo, a leading wine producer and exporter from Patagonia, a new niche that differentiates it from the typical wines of Mendoza province
  • Watch steel tubes being made at the Tenaris Plant, a leading industrial tube supplier for the world's energy industry
  • Explore Villa Ocampo, the home of one of Argentina's best-known writers. During the 20th century, Victoria Ocampo's mansion was a gathering place for famous writers from around the world
Cultural Engagement
  • Coffee and churros at Café Tortoni
  • Colón Theatre with tour
  • Local tango show
  • Plaza de Mayo visit
  • Recoleta Cemetery
  • San Telmo Fair
Excursions
  • Daytrip to Tigre Delta, including a boat trip though the Delta, bus ride to the Museo de Arte de Tigre (MAT), and exploration of the Paseo Victoria
  • Daytrip to Colonia de Sacramento, Uruguay, including ferry roundtrip transportation, and guided visits to local sites

Costa Rica: San José

Sample Subjects
  • Anthropology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Global Health
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Service Learning
  • Spanish Language & Culture
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Tourism & Hospitality
Active Learning Opportunities
  • Experience Costa Rica's legendary biodiversity on a guided visit to the Costa Rica Biodiversity Institute (INBIO Park)
  • Engage with history on guided visits to the Gold, Jade, or National Museums
  • Gain an insider's perspective on topics like Costa Rican food culture or sustainable development through lectures from experts
  • See Costa Rica's sustainability certification program in action with visits to local hotels
Cultural Engagement
  • Latin dance classes
  • Organic chocolate tour
  • San José Art city tour
  • Soccer game at Costa Rica National Stadium
Excursions
  • Daytrip to Doka Coffee Farm, including roundtrip transportation, tour of Doka Estate, and a guided tour of the La Paz Waterfall Garden
  • Daytrip to Tortuguero National Park, including roundtrip transportation and a guided tour of the national park
  • Overnight excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park, including roundtrip transportation, accommodations, entrances, and a tour of the park with a stop at the famous Tarcoles river to see the crocodiles

“Working with CEA has been a pleasure for students, faculty, and administrators at Ilinois State University. All logistic and programmatic matters both in the U.S. and abroad are handled by CEA staff with efficiency, competence, and friendliness. We couldn’t be happier and greatly appreciate CEA’s superb service.”

Rachel L. Shively, Associate Professor of Spanish and Applied Linguistics at Illinois State University

Czech Republic: Prague

Sample Subjects
  • Art & Architecture
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Engineering & Math
  • EU & International Relations
  • Franz Kafka
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Life & Society During Communist Times
Active Learning Opportunities
  • Tour Prague's Jewish quarter, synagogues, and museums after a guest lecture on Prague's Jewish community and heritage from a Holocaust survivor
  • Learn about the transformation of the business sector in Prague after the fall of Communism through guest lectures from local industry experts and tours of production facilities such as the Skoda auto works in Mlada Boleslav
  • Experience Central Europe's artistic heritage through tours of key architectural sites around the city and an art museum visit
Cultural Engagement
  • Czech cooking workshop
  • Franz Kafka guided tour
  • Hike in Czech countryside
  • Tour of Strahov Monastery and Brewery
Excursions
  • Daytrip to Kutná Hora, including transport, lunch, and guided tour of the silver mines, St. Barbara's Church, and Ossuary
  • Daytrip to Karlovy Vary, including roundtrip transportation, a guided city tour, and admissions to the Moser Glassworks factory and museum
  • Daytrip to Terezín and Lidice, including roundtrip transportation, and guided tours of the Terezín and Lidice Memorials

France: Paris

Sample Subjects
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Culture & Communication
  • Engineering
  • Fashion
  • Film
  • French Language & Culture
  • Food & Culture
  • Global Competency
  • Global Health
  • Immigration & Migration
  • Music
Active Learning Opportunities
  • Lecture onsite at national museums with a Museum Pack that allows CEA to book group visits
  • See Parisian architecture in action with visits to renovation sites
  • Learn about local companies at trade fairs and onsite visits to local businesses
  • Perform Q&A field research with local business leaders
  • Visit local bakeries and interview bakers (in French) about their lifestyle and career before learning to make French pastries
  • Attend guest lectures in a variety of neighborhoods around the city
Cultural Engagement
  • French cooking class and demonstration
  • Dance, music, or theatre performance
  • Boat tour on the Seine
  • Sports event
  • Cultural Adaptation workshop
  • Food Culture in France workshop
  • SOS French
Excursions
  • Daytrip to Versailles, including roundtrip transportation and guided tour of the château
  • Daytrip to Reims, including roundtrip transportation, admissions to the cathedral, and guided tour of the champagne cellars
  • Overnight excursion to Loire Valley Castles, including roundtrip transportation, hotel accommodations, visits to the châteaux, and guest lecture

“As a faculty member at Illinois State University leading a summer study abroad program, I attribute much of the program’s success to the dedication and programmatic expertise of CEA. From student recruitment and virtual orientations to housing and cultural experiences in the city of Paris, CEA has been with me every step of the way, ensuring students are well prepared for their study abroad experience. I cannot speak more highly of the staff at CEA; their guidance and support has led to several successful and safe years of the program and I highly recommend the services CEA provides to any faculty director leading students abroad.”

Julie Navickas, Academic Advisor and Lecturer at Illinois State University

Ireland: Dublin

Sample Subjects
  • Business
  • Education
  • Irish Culture & Heritage
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Service Learning
  • Supply Chain Management
Active Learning Opportunities
  • Engage with local business owners, faculty, politicians, and experts in their fields to learn first-hand about how different organizations are run in Ireland
  • Explore Dublin’s long history through visiting sites such as Trinity College, Dublin Castle, and the Christ Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedrals
  • Learn about business, production, and supply chain management through visits to global businesses such as the Guinness Factory and the Irish Distillers Center
  • Transport yourself at a performance at Ireland’s national Abbey Theatre
Cultural Engagement
  • Theatre or dance performance at the Abbey Theatre
  • Evening of Irish music and dance
  • Sporting event
  • National Museum of Ireland
  • 1916 Rebellion walking tour
  • Kilmainham Jail visit
  • Gaelic lesson
Excursions
  • Daytrip to Glendalough and Bray, including roundtrip transportation, guided tour of Glendalough, admission to interpretive center, and Powerscourt House and Gardens
  • Daytrip to Belfast and Antrim Coast, including roundtrip transportation; visits to Georges Market, the Peace Wall, and the Murals; and guided tour of different neighborhoods showing the effects of the conflict in Northern Ireland
  • Overnight excursion to Galway, including roundtrip transportation, accommodations, visit to the Cliffs of Moher, ferry to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, and visit to Dun Aengus fort

“My colleague and I team-teach a short-term study abroad course in Ireland and have partnered with CEA since that program's inception in 2015. Delivering a high impact study abroad experience with only three weeks in country is incredibly challenging; I can't imagine pulling it off without the expertise and support of Francis, Damien and the rest of the CEA team in Dublin. They go far beyond just handling the logistics of housing, guest lecturers and cultural events - which is valuable enough. They partner with us to design immersion experiences for students so that they don't just skim the surface of Irish culture and arts. We would never even think of going it alone now, or working with a different study abroad provider. The staff at CEA Dublin are absolute gems: flexible, generous, knowledgeable, welcoming and so, so good at supporting customized programs.”

Julia Guichard, Professor of Theatre at Miami University

Italy: Florence

Sample Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Italian Language & Culture
  • Media Studies
  • Photography
  • Studio Art
  • Tourism & Hospitality
Active Learning Opportunities
  • Engage with the local community and make a difference with volunteer opportunities such as archiving at an art therapy center, working with Angeli del Bello to keep Florence beautiful, and teaching English at an Italian elementary school
  • See food production in action on a guided visit to a Tuscan farm or winery
  • View artworks in their original contexts and visit world-renowned art restoration studios
Cultural Engagement
  • Guided tour of Academia museum, where Michelangelo’s David is housed
  • Italian cooking class
  • Tour of neighborhood with gelato tasting
Excursions
  • Daytrip to Siena, including roundtrip transportation, visit to San Domenico, and entrances to the Duomo di Siena, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, and the Facciatone
  • Daytrip to Pisa, including roundtrip transportation, visit to the leaning tower, and admissions to Camposanto Monumentale and Battistero di San Giovanni
  • Overnight excursion to Venice, including roundtrip transportation, accommodations, guided city tour, and admissions to Basilica di San Marco and Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

“I have been working with CEA in Florence since 2007, when I began to plan a study abroad program for Ohio University. I had very precise ideas about what I wanted to do, and a lot of dreams and visions for my program. I also had high academic standards, which I had reinforced by CEA staff who were willing to provide the very best for me. After much planning and preparation, I directed my first Florence program in 2009, and it has been going strong ever since! I could have worked with other providers, but I stayed with CEA all these years because of the outstanding staff at the Florence office. The staff have always given me and my students 110 percent – and helped me make my dream program for students become a successful one. Not only have they supported my ideas and helped me create them, but they have suggested others that they think might interest me or my students. My program is truly unique because of the caring, giving, and engaged staff in Florence.”

Molly Morrison, Associate Professor at Ohio University

Italy: Rome

Sample Subjects
  • Archaeology
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • History
  • Italian Language & Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Urban Studies
Active Learning Opportunities
  • Gain an insider's perspective into Roman business practices by attending guest lectures from local experts in their fields
  • Take a guided tour of the Vatican and connect with local religious leaders
  • Catch a first-hand glimpse of ancient history at visits to archeological sites such as the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Meet with local religious leaders
Cultural Engagement
  • Bike ride along the Appian Way
  • Climb St. Peter’s Dome
  • Pizza and gelato crawl
Excursions
  • Daytrip to Naples, including roundtrip train transportation, guided tour of Naples, admission to Santa Chiara monastery complex, and visit to the Cristo Velato “Veiled Christ” marble sculpture exhibit
  • Daytrip to Assisi, including roundtrip bus transportation and guided tour of St. Francis Basilica
  • Overnight excursion to Campania, including roundtrip bus transportation, accommodations, guided tour of Pompeii, and boat fair for a day trip to Capri

Spain: Barcelona

Sample Subjects
  • Art History
  • Business & Management
  • Communications
  • Cultural Studies
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Media Studies
  • Political Science
  • Spanish Language & Literature
Active Learning Opportunities
  • Experience Antoni Gaudí’s artistic vision for the city of Barcelona through tours of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell
  • Explore Europe’s fast-paced financial center through visits to Dow Jones and businesses like Talengo
  • Take a stroll through the city´s gothic and Raval quarters, linking history with the present day and discussing the social reality of Barcelona´s old town with fascinating insights into real life Barcelona from their previously homeless guides
Cultural Engagement
  • Tapas cooking class
  • Castellers human towers training workshop
  • Catamaran sailing experience
  • Sagrada Familia guided tour
  • Visit to the Moritz Beer Factory
Excursions
  • Daytrip to Girona and Tossa, including roundtrip bus transportation and guided tours of both medieval towns, including the Cathedral in Girona
  • Daytrip to Sitges & Penedés, including roundtrip transportation, guided tour of coastal Sitges, and a visit to a Penedés region winery with accompanying wine tasting
  • Overnight excursion to Costa Brava, including roundtrip transportation, accommodations, visit to Palamós fishing museum, visit to La Lonja fish market, visit to Cala s’Alguer fishing village, a cooking class and fish tasting, and free time at the beach in Cala Esterta

Spain: Granada

Sample Subjects
  • Arabic Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Intercultural Studies
  • International Relations
  • Medieval World
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish Language & Culture
Active Learning Opportunities
  • Experience Spain's rich cultural diversity and history on guided visits of the Alhambra and Generalife
  • Transport yourself into southern Spain’s history through guest lectures on topics such as the reign of Catholic monarchs and Corpus Christi celebrations
  • Learn about the history of Jewish and Muslim people in Spain with a walking tour of Granada's Jewish and Arab neighborhoods
  • Tour the Royal Chapel, where Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand are buried
Cultural Engagement
  • Flamenco dancing workshop
  • Language exchange meetings with local students
  • Guided tour of the Albaycín
  • Visit to the Sacromonte Caves
Excursions
  • Daytrip to the Alpujarras mountains, including roundtrip transportation and guided tours of typical white-painted towns and the Casa Museo
  • Overnight excursion to Córdoba and Seville, including roundtrip transportation, accommodations, guided tours, and admissions to the Córdoba Mosque and Cathedral and the Royal Alcázares

Spain: Madrid

Sample Subjects
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Political Science
  • Spanish Language & Culture
  • Urban Studies
Active Learning Opportunities
  • Visit the Grand Hotel Meliá Fénix; learn about luxury hotel management and listen to its managers discuss how they use marketing strategies to attract high-level clients and celebrities
  • Learn about Spanish business practices and trends with visits to local companies
  • Explore history and politics in Spain’s capital on a site visit to the Palace of the Senate and Congress of Deputies
Cultural Engagement
  • Churros con chocolate
  • Spanish cooking class
  • Flamenco show
  • Reina Sofia Museum
  • Prado Museum
  • Royal Palace
  • Tapas dinner
Excursions
  • Daytrip to Toledo, including roundtrip transportation, walking tour of Toledo, and admissions to Catedral Primada, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Jewish Quarter, Mosque of Christ of the Light, and El Greco Museum
  • Daytrip to Segovia, including roundtrip transportation and guided city tour from the Roman Aqueduct to the Cathedral, with stops at the Casa de los Picos, Plaza Mayor, San Martin’s Church, and the Royal Alcázar
  • Overnight excursion to Burgos, including roundtrip transportation; accommodations; walking tour of city with visits to Burgos Cathedral, Monasterio de las Huelgas, and the Cartuja de Miraflores; and a walk along the Camino de Santiago from Burgos to Hornillos

Spain: Seville

Sample Subjects
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Food & Nutrition
  • International Relations
  • Spanish Language & Culture
  • Sports Science
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Tourism & Hospitality
Active Learning Opportunities
  • Learn about energy sustainability on a visit to the innovative technology company Abengoa, a local biodiesel factory
  • Amplify your understanding of Spanish regional cuisine and eating for athletic performance in a hands-on Mediterranean diet workshop
  • See history up close and personal on a tour of the Royal Alcázar Palace and the historic Jewish Quarter
Cultural Engagement
  • Sporting event
  • Rowing on the Guadalquivir River
  • Guided city bike tour
  • Flamenco show
Excursions
  • Daytrip to Ronda, including roundtrip transportation, a guided tour of the historical city center, and local hike
  • Daytrip to Tarifa and Baelo Claudia, including roundtrip transportation, guided tour of the Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia, and free time to enjoy the beach
  • Overnight excursion to Morocco, including roundtrip transportation via coach bus and ferry, hotel accommodations, guided visits to medinas in Asilah and Chaouen, and a camel ride

“Each excursion, from the tapas cooking class to the flamenco workshop, provided a level of cultural engagement we could not provide for our students. They allowed us to bring the experiences back into the classroom to help frame much of the content of our psychology and public health courses. All of the CEA staff were generous in sharing their lived experience locally and abroad, and the personal connection and ability to compare/contrast cultures helped frame things for the students.”

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

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