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for Students Studying & Interning Abroad
for Students Studying & Interning Abroad
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We are CEA Study Abroad. Pleased to meet you!
CEA has provided high quality study and intern abroad programs for 25 years. With hundreds of programs in 13 countries, we have an option that fits your student’s academic and personal goals. If the concept of an academic program abroad is new to you, we encourage you to read our study and internship abroad pages to learn more about why these programs are an important part of the college experience and how they positively impact a student’s academic and career trajectory.
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Health, Safety, and Wellness Abroad
At CEA, the health, safety, and well-being of our students are our highest priorities. We believe that a successful study or intern abroad program begins before a student gets on an airplane. Our Health & Safety Team is here to support your student from the start as they prepare for their time abroad. All CEA students have access to health and wellness resources and advising, and our Health & Safety Team is available to confidentially discuss each student’s personal health and wellness concerns. Every CEA program includes a travel health insurance plan through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) and with this plan, students can access a custom portal to download their insurance card, find medical or mental health care providers abroad, and access important documentation for their travels. In the event of an emergency, students and families can contact CEA 24/7 for support. Please see our Health & Wellness page for tips, insurance brochures, FAQs, and more.
CEA strives to provide high quality programming at an accessible cost. The cost of studying or interning abroad varies according to many factors—but most students can find programs that align with costs at their home campus. All CEA programs include the cost of tuition, housing, international insurance, onsite support, excursions, and so much more, making our programs easy to plan and budget for. CEA offers scholarships, grants, flight vouchers, and other options to help reduce the overall cost of attendance. Your student also has the option to set up interest-free payment plans. Lastly, your student can check with their home institution regarding potential financial aid options.
Frequently Asked Questions
“My daughter arrived just a few days ago in Spain and CEA has been absolutely amazing… She stated that her host was wonderful and the hospitality is beyond what she expected. The host went over and beyond the call of duty when my daughter’s luggage was lost, she provided her with some of her clothes and gave her any essentials that were needed to feel complete for that day. As a parent I am truly grateful and can rest a little easier tonight…”
“We would like to thank you and the rest of CEA for providing our daughter with a life-defining experience in Florence. Her trip was flawless and executed perfectly. Her apartment was amazingly located in the center of Florence, actually in the Piazza del Duomo. Incredible! That she could walk everywhere in 15 minutes added significantly to her experience. Her classes were fantastic. She loved all of her teachers. They took many out-of-classroom excursions that allowed her to further experience the wonderful culture of Florence. In addition, the CEA trips were excellent. They went to beautiful and varied locations and were very well run. The on-ground CEA staff was extremely responsive and helpful. We rave about our daughter's semester in Florence and CEA and we are extremely grateful to CEA for her fabulous experience in Italy!”
“I wanted to give you feedback on the arrival process. It was wonderful! Chloe said that the minute she came through the luggage area she could clearly see CEA Staff. They whisked her away and promptly delivered her to her apartment. Once at the curb she was pleasantly and promptly greeted by staff that showed her to her apartment. Now, let’s talk about that apartment! Chloe excitedly sent us a video. WOW! What a great apartment. It seems like so much thought was given as to what could make their stays welcoming and cozy. The place is beautiful, clean with spacious common areas. The outdoor patios and space are amazing. She is so excited for what is ahead. Thank you so much!”