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UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Forum's 15th Annual Conference

Dates

March 27 - 29, 2019

We Are At

Booth # TBD


Location

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel | Denver, CO

Reception

We'd like to invite you to our reception at Otra Vez Cantina on March 28 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Please RSVP through EventBrite. We look forward to seeing you in Denver.

Forum's 15th Annual Conference Highlights

CEA will be at Forum’s 15th Annual Conference, ready to engage our peers in a stimulating, inspiring exchange of ideas. This year’s conference theme is “Broadening the Circle of Education Abroad.” We’re excited to participate in the discussion about how to reconcile the competing needs and perspectives of students, faculty, parents, staff, and others in the education abroad experience.   

Our attendees look forward to connecting with you and hearing about your institution’s latest updates. To schedule a meeting with any of our attendees, click on their profile links below and email them at the address listed on their pages. Feel free to stop by our conference booth without an appointment.   

CEA Updates


  • Our Newest Programs

    • Tourism & Hospitality Management in Barcelona 
    • Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Barcelona 
    • Psychology in Rome, Barcelona and Dublin (coming soon)
    • Health Science & Society in Seville 
    • Now partnering with ESSCA, an AACSB-approved university, in Paris and Shanghai 

  • Internships Abroad

    • Now offering 12 locations for semester and summer, PT and FT options 
    • Our latest internship program destination: Buenos Aires  
    • New career fields added across internship program locations  
    • Capstone project option now available in full-time internship programs  

  • New Program Destinations

    • Bogotá, Colombia  
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Our Focus on the Non-traditional Student

    • Program development for Engineering students going strong in both semester and summer sessions
    • Greater attention to STEM students 
    • Commitment to developing first year experience opportunities in partnership with U.S. universities    

Attendees

José B. Alvarez, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President - Academic Affairs & Initiatives
José B. Alvarez, Ph.D., serves as CEA’s senior academic leader and member of the CEA Executive Team. José sets CEA’s academic vision, ensuring the alignment of all academic offering and projects with CEA's School of Record and university partners. In addition, he is responsible for establishing and managing CEA’s external Advisory Board, in order to further innovate our curriculum and increase the diversity of our academic offerings. José also plays a strong collaborative role in CEA's U.S. university engagement initiatives to support the alignment of our messaging and training regarding CEA’s academic programs and expertise.
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Tim Boubek

Vice President - Strategic University Partnerships
Tim Boubek is the Vice President of Strategic University Partnerships. CEA established its University Relations department to serve as a vital resource to enhance university outreach efforts throughout the U.S. Tim leads the team of CEA Regional Consultants to foster collaborative relationships with university partners, and provides U.S. institutions with a keen knowledge of CEA operations, from student recruitment, admissions, and planning through their time abroad and return to their U.S. campus.
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Lenka Vystrčilová, Ph.D.

Academic Director
Lenka serves as the primary contact for students and staff regarding all academic issues, including academic process management and student academic advising. She is also charged with strengthening and developing the unique relationship we have with Anglo-American University, our partner institution in Prague.
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Emily Schiavone

Center Director
With CEA since 2008, Emily Schiavone is responsible for the management and development of the Florence Study Center and all study abroad programs that it hosts. Since 2014, Emily has provided leadership and direct oversight to the Student Services team, and works closely with the Academic Director on academic matters regarding the Florence Center and partner institutions.
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Jon Jorgenson

Regional Director - Midwest
Based out of Wisconsin, Jon Jorgenson works with our university advisors, faculty and staff to support student exploration, advising, and registration processes, in addition to identifying ways CEA can help its university partners be more successful in internationalizing its curriculum.
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Matthew Janus

Regional Director - West
Matt Janus' role at CEA is to oversee CEA's institutional relationships with schools in the Western United States. Matt and his team work closely with university advisors, faculty and staff to support the student exploration, advising and registration processes, as well as to identify ways in which CEA can assist in the success of the campus' agenda for internationalization.
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Kelly Wilkinson

Regional Director - Southwest
Kelly's role is to work closely with university advisors, faculty and staff to support the student exploration, advising and registration processes as well as to identify ways in which CEA can assist in the success of the campus' agenda for internationalization.
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Keziah Diaz

Director of Operations - University Relations
Keziah Diaz provides operational support to the University Relations team. She helps create streamlined and efficient processes, refines assessment measures such as reporting and conference management, and supports the University Relations team to provide excellent service to University Partners. Keziah also oversees the CEA Alumni Ambassador Program.
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Jayna Winn

Associate Director of Custom & Faculty-Led Custom Programs
Jayna Winn oversees and manages CEA’s custom and faculty-led programming. She works hand-in-hand with CEA’s onsite international staff, and in collaboration with the academic, program development, and university relations teams. Her team is responsible for partnering with university staff and faculty to develop and facilitate high-quality custom programs that support their specific learning outcomes and student population.
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Justin Schaefer

Director – University Relations

Justin Schaefer is CEA’s National Director of University Relations. He coordinates and oversees the University Relations Regional Directors as they work with colleges and universities to provide study abroad and international internship opportunities to students.

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Alexis Jones

Regional Director – Central States

As a Regional Director based in Kansas City, Alexis works closely with study abroad advisors, administrators, and faculty at higher education institutions in KS, MO, AR, IL, IN, OK, and TN. The goals of this collaborative relationship are increasing study abroad participation and achieving the institutions’ broader vision of internationalization. Alexis cooperates with campus partners to develop custom, faculty-led programs and to advise students about CEA's study abroad and internship programs.

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Shayna A. Trujillo, MA

Program Development Specialist

As a Program Development Specialist based out of Denver, Colorado, Shayna oversees program research and development initiatives, helping to create new study abroad programs around the world. She focuses on building mutually beneficial partnerships with international universities and academically rigorous opportunities for students. Her desire to facilitate student success and to support universities in reaching their internalization goals drives her as she collaborates with her team to develop new programs and university relationships.

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Cynthia Engel, MA

Director of Internships Abroad
Cynthia Engel oversees and manages CEA’s internship abroad programs. Her primary focus is ensuring that students are able to engage in an academically rigorous and quality pre-professional experience that will inform their professional pathways upon graduation. She works hand-in-hand with CEA’s academic team and CEA Study Center staff to cultivate internship placements and academic programming that support students’ integration in their field-based experiences abroad. She also works closely with CEA’s enrollment, university relations, and marketing teams to build awareness of CEA’s internship programs, obtain university approvals, and align CEA’s internship model with student and university needs.
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