NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference & Expo


May 27, 2018 - June 1, 2018

We Are At

Booth #1003


Pennsylvania Convention Center - Philadelphia, PA


We'd like to invite you to our reception at Assembly on May 30th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Please RSVP through EventBrite. We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia.

Staying Connected: Conferences

NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference & Expo Highlights

New Academic Partners

We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with ESSCA Ecole de Management in Paris, France. ESSCA is a Grand Ecole business school with triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. It hosts a “business incubator” on campus to nurture students who are aspiring entrepreneurs.

CEA has two new partners in Chile: Viña del Mar’s Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (UAI) and Valparaíso’s Pontifica Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV). UAI holds triple accreditation via AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS and as of 2016, is considered the #2 business school in Latin America. PUCV, a private institution ranked in the top 30 Latin American universities, has the most accredited university programs in Chile and draws more than 800 foreign students each year.

Program Additions and Expansions

CEA has added and expanded several programs in the last year, seeking to help domestic university partners expand their presence abroad and support students’ progress toward matriculation.

New programs in Prague include:

  • International Business
  • Communication & Journalism
  • International Relations & Political Science
  • Humanities & Social Sciences

All four of these programs are offered through Anglo-American University, an institution that offers small, interactive classes taught in English by international faculty. Our Prague programs showcase the academic strengths of AAU, including the breadth of its curriculum.

New programs in Buenos Aires:

  • Global Health - focuses on community engagement, public health organizations, and globalization in the health industry; approaches Spanish language and Argentine culture through environmental health and community
  • Sport Management - ideal for students looking to gain practical business skills in event management and sport marketing as well as study the significance of sports in Argentina culture

New program in Seville:

  • Exercise & Sports Science - geared toward students in a variety of majors including Exercise & Sport Science, Nutrition, Psychology, and Sport Management

In Barcelona, we launched a new Summer program called Entrepreneurship and Innovation, founded on the core course “Entrepreneurship: the Art of Creative Business.” Students have the option of adding an eight-week internship with an entrepreneurship-focused placement to this program. Entrepreneurship and Innovation was inspired by the booming start-up scene in Barcelona and takes advantage of the city’s dynamic business environment to educate students and interns.

In response to the high demand of our university partners in the U.S., CEA developed new courses for our Engineering programs in Paris and Rome and added Engineering programs in London and Dublin. We also recently partnered with Universidad Carlos III de Madrid to create an Engineering program in Madrid, Spain. CEA is committed to making study abroad possible for STEM students, and we will continue to develop and refine our program and course offerings for them in 2018.


In 2017, CEA unveiled the internships abroad initiative, which has since flourished and grown from two original locations to nine:

  • Dublin
  • Prague
  • London
  • Seville
  • Barcelona
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Buenos Aires

We've enhanced our internship program orientation by including a pre-departure email series and online interactive orientation, supplemented with an onsite orientation that builds on the pre-departure steps. The complete orientation process asks students to reflect on how they can make the most out of their internship abroad experience.

CEA’s internship webinar series first aired in November 2017 as a three-part informative presentation on what to look for when considering an internship abroad. The webinar series, entitled “Navigating the Maze of International Internships,” explores the following:

  • defining features of "high quality" internship opportunities
  • resources and tools used to give students meaningful internship placements abroad
  • student qualities signifying readiness for the international internship challenge

Because of enthusiastic demand, CEA now offers full-time Summer internships in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, London, Paris, Prague, Rome, and Seville. Full-time interns complete 30-35 hours a week at their placement organization and enroll in a six-credit weekly seminar.

Student Guide

CEA started 2018 with the premiere of a new print piece for students, which provides an overview of the study and internship abroad programs we offer. The guide includes spotlights on all twenty-one of our program locations. 

Advisory Board

CEA now has a fully-seated advisory board. All members hold post-graduate degrees and have professional backgrounds in higher education.

Prepare Your Students for a World of Opportunity

As a partner in study abroad, we look forward to working with you to achieve the goals established for your office. Through our standard program options, our flexible custom and faculty-led programming, and our ability to create coursework that meets the needs of your student body, we'll help you diversify your study abroad portfolio and increase enrollment on your campus.

We continually work to improve and expand our programs to ensure students are gaining experiences that will enrich their lives academically, personally, and professionally.

Stop by our booth during NAFSA and talk to us about how CEA can help your students prepare for a global future. If you'd like to schedule a time in advance to meet with one of our representatives at NAFSA, please feel free to contact them directly. We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!


Rebecca James

Regional Director - East

Rebecca's role at CEA is to cultivate and maintain relationships with study abroad offices, faculty and staff at U.S. colleges and universities to help support their education abroad goals. Based in New York City, she works primarily with schools in NAFSA Regions X and XI.

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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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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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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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Meliné Koruk

Center Director
Buenos Aires Center Director Meliné Koruk received her bachelor’s degree in Public and Institutional Relations from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), a master's degree in Sociology and Cultural Analysis from Universidad Nacional de San Martín, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Policy and Management of Higher Education at Universidad Tres de Febrero.
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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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Lee Sutherlin

Senior Vice President - University Relations & Marketing
Lee Sutherlin is CEA’s Senior Vice President of University Relations and Marketing. As SVP, Lee leads all aspects of revenue generation within the University Relations, Enrollment and Marketing departments and partners with colleges and universities to provide high quality international education opportunities to their students.
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