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Increase Your Study Abroad Resources: Become a CEA Academic Affiliate

We want assist your internationalization efforts and help your institution expand access to study abroad—that’s where the CEA Academic Affiliate program comes in.

We invite your institution to become a CEA Academic Affiliate and receive:

  • Greater access to and the democratization of study abroad through scholarship programming
  • A reaffirmation of fair, ethical and quality recruitment practices and collaboration
  • International support of academic programming and professional development to benefit both integrated curriculum and faculty development

CEA recognizes and values greater access to global education through meaningful and positive cultural immersion. We welcome affiliation with universities and colleges that share our values.

Student Benefits

CEA Academic Affiliation promotes study abroad among a greater demographic of students through:

Travel Grants

Students at affiliate schools receive Travel Grants as follows:

  • $500 per student, per year programs
  • $250 per student, per semester or trimester program
  • $100 per student, per session, for short-term and summer programs

*CEA may prohibit the use of Travel Grants in conjunction with Affiliate Volume Discounts, Custom Programs and/or other Non-Affiliate direct student promotions.


CEA allocates scholarship money specifically to students enrolled at Academic Affiliates. Scholarship types and amounts may vary by term.

University Benefits

Comprehensive Network

Utilize CEA’s strong and robust networks to advance your internationalization efforts. We invite our Academic Affiliates to experience the academic and cultural opportunities available through our network. CEA schedules two Familiarization Trips each academic year; preference is given to Academic Affiliates in the nomination process.

Global Competence Development for Faculty and Staff

CEA’s Faculty and Staff Tuition Grant program represents an innovative professional development opportunity. Each year, we award a grant to each Academic Affiliate, allowing a faculty or professional staff member to attend a two- or four-week program at one of our CEA Study Centers. This opportunity facilitates the university representative’s global expertise development while providing familiarity with CEA staff, facilities, and academic programming. We encourage our Academic Affiliates to nominate participants from all corners of campus, including student affairs, financial aid, and the office of the registrar/bursar, as well as academic units. The Tuition Grant program is especially well-suited to faculty and staff with limited prior international experience. We ask the Affiliate institution to cover the cost of airfare, hotel accommodation, and incidentals.

Collaborative Programming

In order to support our Academic Affiliates’ international initiatives, we offer up to $1,500 toward one coach airline ticket for the first Custom Program developed jointly with CEA.

Marketing Assistance

To help promote study abroad on your campus, CEA offers up to $500 annually in marketing materials to be jointly developed by the Academic Affiliate's study abroad office and CEA; materials must bear the CEA logo. We offer marketing consultation and help identifying opportunities to increase awareness of the value of international education on campus. We are available to collaborate on a customized annual marketing program, which may include broadcast and print advertising, e-marketing, print collateral, promotions, events, and customized websites.

What CEA Asks of Affiliates

As a CEA Academic Affiliate, we ask that your institution agree to support study abroad and formally collaborate on internationalization efforts through study abroad recruitment and operational practices.

Marketing Assistance
To this end, we ask our Academic Affiliates to:

  • Display Literature: Make CEA literature available to students, display CEA posters where appropriate on campus, and link to CEA's website
  • Transfer Credit: Assist students in transferring academic credit from courses taken through CEA study abroad programs
  • Process Financial Aid: Facilitate the transfer of financial aid for eligible students who wish to study abroad through CEA
  • Promote Visits: Help arrange for CEA representatives to meet with prospective students, including study abroad fairs, classroom/office visits, or tables on campus, when appropriate
  • Consider Additional Programming: Examine the opportunity for additional programming for returning and alumni study abroad students to ease re-entry to the home academic institution and encourage future study abroad advocacy

CEA looks forward to forging a meaningful relationship with our Academic Affiliates, as well as the beneficial intercultural awareness such a relationship will afford faculty and students.

To learn more, please contact your Regional Consultant or Tim Boubek, Vice President of Strategic University Partnerships, at

Affiliate Members


  • Auburn University
  • University of Alabama


  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott Campus
  • University of Arizona


  • California Baptist University
  • California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
  • California State University - Dominguez Hills
  • California State University - Fullerton
  • California State University - Long Beach
  • California State University - Monterey Bay
  • California State University - San Marcos
  • Chapman University
  • Humboldt State University
  • Menlo College
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • Whittier College


  • Colorado State University
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado - Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University


  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • University of New Haven


  • University of Delaware


  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Lynn University


  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Covenant College
  • Georgia State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Oglethorpe University
  • University of Georgia


  • Benedictine University
  • Bradley University
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Illinois State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Roosevelt University
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of St. Francis
  • Western Illinois University


  • Indiana State University
  • Marian University - Indianapolis
  • University of Southern Indiana


  • Cornell College
  • Iowa State University
  • St. Ambrose University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Upper Iowa University


  • University of Kansas
  • Baker University


  • Berea College
  • Murray State University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville


  • Xavier University of Louisiana


  • Frostburg State University
  • McDaniel College
  • Morgan State University
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland College Park


  • North Essex Community College
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Wheaton College


  • Adrian College
  • Central Michigan University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Northwood University
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • University of Michigan - Flint
  • Western Michigan University


  • Augsburg College
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • St. Cloud State University
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • University of Northwestern St. Paul


  • Mississippi College
  • Mississippi State University
  • University of Mississippi


  • University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Westminster College


  • Concordia University, Nebraska
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha

New Jersey

  • Kean University
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University
  • Stockton University

New Mexico

  • New Mexico State University

New York

  • Binghamton University
  • Dowling College
  • Ithaca College
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • Pace University
  • The New School: A University

North Carolina

  • Appalachian State University
  • Greensboro College
  • Guilford College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University

North Dakota

  • University of North Dakota
  • Valley City State University


  • Baldwin-Wallace College
  • Cedarville University
  • Central State University
  • Lake Erie College
  • Miami University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio Weslyan University
  • Ohio University Main Campus
  • University of Akron
  • University of Findlay
  • Xavier University
  • Youngstown State University


  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


  • Albright College
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Chatham University
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • Gannon University
  • Grove City College
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Keystone College
  • Philadelphia University
  • Rosemont College
  • Seton Hill University
  • Slippery Rock University of PA
  • University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
  • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • West Chester University of PA
  • Westminster College
  • Wilson College
  • York College of PA

Rhode Island

  • Providence College
  • Salve Regina University

South Carolina

  • College of Charleston
  • South Carolina State University
  • University of South Carolina Columbia
  • Winthrop University

South Dakota

  • Black Hills State University
  • The University of South Dakota


  • Belmont University
  • Maryville College
  • Milligan College
  • Union University
  • The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • The University of Memphis


  • Austin College
  • Baylor University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Texas A&M International University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • University of Houston
  • The University of Texas at Dallas


  • University of Utah
  • Westminster College


  • Bennington College
  • Champlain College
  • Johnson State College
  • Norwich University


  • Christopher Newport University
  • James Madison University
  • Norfolk State University
  • University of Mary Washington
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Virginia Wesleyan College


  • Central Washington University
  • Saint Martin's University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Washington State University
  • Washington State University - Spokane
  • Washington State University - Tri-Cities
  • Washington State University - Vancouver
  • Western Washington University

West Virginia

  • West Virginia University


  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Carroll University
  • Carthage College
  • Lakeland College
  • Mount Mary University
  • St. Norbert College
  • University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
  • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin - Parkside
  • University of Wisconsin - Platteville
  • University of Wisconsin - River Falls
  • University of Wisconsin - Stout
  • University of Wisconsin - Whitewater


  • University of Wyoming

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