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2022 Program Updates
& COVID-19 Protocols

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CEA is actively monitoring COVID-19 across our program destinations. The health and safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority, and we are committed to following both CEA and local COVID-19 protective measures to provide meaningful, COVID-19 conscious programs.

Our goal is to provide our participants and partners with transparent and timely information. We continue to update our protocols and procedures to reflect the evolving COVID-19 situation, international requirements, the latest safety standards, and current health recommendations.

2022 Program List

Buenos Aires
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Engineering

Buenos Aires Virtual Facility, CEA Buenos Aires Center

$14,195 11/15/22 12/15/22 late Jan 2023
International Business

Buenos Aires Virtual Facility, CEA Buenos Aires Center

$14,195 11/15/22 12/15/22 late Jan 2023
Liberal Arts And Social Sciences

Buenos Aires Virtual Facility, CEA Buenos Aires Center

$14,195 11/15/22 12/15/22 late Jan 2023
Study + Internship in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Virtual Facility, CEA Buenos Aires Center

$14,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 late Jan 2023
Undergraduate Research Abroad

Buenos Aires Virtual Facility, CEA Buenos Aires Center

$14,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 late Jan 2023
Engineering

Buenos Aires Virtual Facility, CEA Buenos Aires Center

$15,195 11/15/22 12/15/22 mid Jan 2023
International Business

Buenos Aires Virtual Facility, CEA Buenos Aires Center

$15,195 11/15/22 12/15/22 mid Jan 2023
Liberal Arts And Social Sciences

Buenos Aires Virtual Facility, CEA Buenos Aires Center

$15,195 11/15/22 12/15/22 mid Jan 2023
Study + Internship in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Virtual Facility, CEA Buenos Aires Center

$15,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 mid Jan 2023
Undergraduate Research Abroad

Buenos Aires Virtual Facility, CEA Buenos Aires Center

$15,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 mid Jan 2023
Intensive Spanish Language

Universidad de Belgrano

$11,795 11/15/22 12/15/22 late Jan 2023
Latin American Studies

Universidad de Belgrano

$13,295 11/15/22 12/15/22 2/23/23
Advanced Argentine Immersion

Universidad de Belgrano

$14,195 11/15/22 12/15/22 2/23/23
Latin American Studies

Universidad de Belgrano

$15,095 11/15/22 12/15/22 1/26/23
Advanced Argentine Immersion

Universidad de Belgrano

$15,895 11/15/22 12/15/22 1/26/23
Sydney
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
CAPA: Global Business Institute

CAPA Sydney Center

$18,695 10/26/22 11/11/22 1/19/23
CAPA: Global Cities

CAPA Sydney Center

$18,695 10/26/22 11/11/22 1/19/23
CAPA: Study + Internship in Sydney

CAPA Sydney Center

$18,695 10/26/22 11/11/22 1/19/23
CAPA: Sustainability And Environmental Studies

CAPA Sydney Center

$18,695 10/26/22 11/11/22 1/19/23
CAPA: University of New South Wales Direct Enroll

University of New South Wales

$22,295 9/2/22 11/1/22 1/2/23
CAPA: University of Technology Sydney Direct Enroll

University of Technology Sydney

$20,395 11/15/22 12/9/22 2/10/23
Valparaíso
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Advanced Chilean Immersion

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaíso

$12,095 10/15/22 11/15/22 late Feb 2023
Spanish Language And Latin American Studies

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaíso

$12,095 10/15/22 11/15/22 late Feb 2023
Advanced Chilean Immersion

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaíso

$15,195 10/15/22 11/15/22 late Jan 2023
Spanish Language And Latin American Studies

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaíso

$15,195 10/15/22 11/15/22 late Jan 2023
Spanish Language And Latin American Studies

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaíso

$3,895 10/15/22 11/15/22 early Jan 2023
San Jose
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Medical Spanish And Health Sciences

Veritas University

$10,295 11/15/22 12/15/22 1/7/23
Spanish Language, Liberal Arts And Environmental Sciences

Veritas University

$10,295 11/15/22 12/15/22 1/7/23
Intensive Spanish Language

Veritas University

$4,195 11/15/22 12/15/22 1/7/23
Tropical Marine Biology Field Study

Veritas University

$4,695 9/30/22 10/30/22 12/12/22
Prague
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Communication And Journalism AAU

Anglo-American University

$15,995 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/30/23
Full Curriculum AAU

Anglo-American University

$15,995 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/30/23
Humanities And Social Sciences AAU

Anglo-American University

$15,995 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/30/23
International Business AAU

Anglo-American University

$15,995 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/30/23
International Relations And Political Science AAU

Anglo-American University

$15,995 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/30/23
Communication And Journalism CEA & AAU

Anglo-American University, CEA Prague Center

$15,995 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/30/23
Full Curriculum CEA & AAU

Anglo-American University, CEA Prague Center

$15,995 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/30/23
Humanities And Social Sciences CEA & AAU

Anglo-American University, CEA Prague Center

$15,995 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/30/23
International Business CEA & AAU

Anglo-American University, CEA Prague Center

$15,995 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/30/23
International Relations And Political Science CEA & AAU

Anglo-American University, CEA Prague Center

$15,995 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/30/23
Study + Internship in Prague CEA & AAU

Anglo-American University, CEA Prague Center

$16,295 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/30/23
London
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
CAPA: Creative And Performing Arts

CAPA London Center

$18,895 10/19/22 11/12/22 1/12/23
CAPA: Global Business Institute

CAPA London Center

$18,895 10/19/22 11/12/22 1/12/23
CAPA: Global Cities

CAPA London Center

$18,895 10/19/22 11/12/22 1/12/23
CAPA: Study + Internship in London

CAPA London Center

$18,895 10/19/22 11/12/22 1/12/23
University of Westminster - Full Curriculum

University of Westminster

$23,295 9/15/22 10/15/22 1/14/23
Study + Internship in London: University of Westminster

University of Westminster

$23,595 9/15/22 10/15/22 1/14/23
Aix-en-Provence
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
French Language And Culture

Aix Marseille University

$14,195 10/15/22 11/15/22 early Jan 2023
Liberal Arts And Business

IAU College

$18,295 9/30/22 10/30/22 late Jan 2023
Study + Internship in Aix-en-Provence

IAU College

$18,595 9/30/22 10/30/22 late Jan 2023
Studio Art

IAU College

$19,295 9/30/22 10/30/22 late Jan 2023
French Alps: Grenoble
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Business Studies

Grenoble Ecole de Management

$18,595 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/4/23
International Business

Grenoble Ecole de Management

$18,595 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/4/23
Social Sciences And International Politics

Sciences Po Grenoble - UGA

$14,995 9/30/22 10/30/22 1/4/23
Intensive French Language

Université Grenoble - Alpes

$12,895 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/4/23
French Language And Culture

Université Grenoble - Alpes

$13,895 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/4/23
Intensive French Language

Université Grenoble - Alpes

$13,895 10/15/22 11/15/22 2/1/23
French Riviera
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Business, Communications And Liberal Arts

SKEMA Business School

$16,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/3/23
Science And Engineering

SKEMA Business School

$16,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/3/23
Paris
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Communication, Politics And Global Issues

CEA Paris Center, Paris Virtual Facility

$17,795 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/9/23
Fashion Studies in Paris

CEA Paris Center, Paris Virtual Facility

$17,795 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/9/23
International Business

CEA Paris Center, Paris Virtual Facility

$17,795 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/9/23
Liberal Arts And Social Sciences

CEA Paris Center, Paris Virtual Facility

$17,795 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/9/23
Engineering

CEA Paris Center, Paris Virtual Facility

$17,895 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/9/23
Study + Internship in Paris

CEA Paris Center, Paris Virtual Facility

$18,095 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/9/23
Liberal Arts And French Studies

CEA Paris Center, Paris Virtual Facility, Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

$18,195 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/9/23
French Language Studies at Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

$15,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/31/23
French Language Studies at Institut Catholique

Institut Catholique de Paris

$15,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/31/23
Budapest
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Business And Economics

Corvinus University of Budapest

$14,195 9/30/22 10/30/22 1/29/23
Social Sciences

Corvinus University of Budapest

$14,195 9/30/22 10/30/22 1/29/23
Dublin
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
International Business

CEA Dublin Center, Dublin Virtual Facility, International School of Business (ISB)

$17,495 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/20/23
Liberal Arts And Irish Studies

CEA Dublin Center, Dublin Virtual Facility, International School of Business (ISB)

$17,495 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/20/23
Study + Internship in Dublin

CEA Dublin Center, Dublin Virtual Facility, International School of Business (ISB)

$17,795 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/20/23
Dublin City University - Engineering And Computer Science

Dublin City University

$18,595 9/30/22 10/30/22 1/10/23
Dublin City University - Full Curriculum

Dublin City University

$18,595 9/30/22 10/30/22 1/10/23
Galway
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
NUI Galway - Engineering And Computer Science

National University of Ireland Galway

$18,495 9/30/22 10/30/22 early Jan 2023
NUI Galway - Full Curriculum

National University of Ireland Galway

$18,495 9/30/22 10/30/22 early Jan 2023
NUI Galway - Marine Science And Biology

National University of Ireland Galway

$18,495 9/30/22 10/30/22 early Jan 2023
Florence
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Liberal Arts And Italian Culture

CEA Florence Center, Florence Virtual Facility

$16,695 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/10/23
Marketing And Sustainable Business

CEA Florence Center, Florence Virtual Facility

$16,695 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/10/23
Social Sciences And Communication

CEA Florence Center, Florence Virtual Facility

$16,695 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/10/23
Study + Internship in Florence

CEA Florence Center, Florence Virtual Facility

$16,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/10/23
Undergraduate Research Abroad

CEA Florence Center, Florence Virtual Facility

$16,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/10/23
Studio Art, Printmaking And Fashion Design CEA & SRISA Hybrid

CEA Florence Center, Florence Virtual Facility, Santa Reparata International School of Art

$18,095 9/30/22 10/30/22 1/10/23
Studio Art, Printmaking And Fashion Design SRISA Only

Santa Reparata International School of Art

$18,095 9/30/22 10/30/22 1/10/23
Rome
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Full Curriculum CEA & JCU Hybrid

CEA Rome Center, CEA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies, John Cabot University, Rome Virtual Facility

$18,895 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/10/23
Business And Psychology

CEA Rome Center, CEA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies, Rome Virtual Facility

$17,695 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/10/23
Ethics And Sustainability

CEA Rome Center, CEA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies, Rome Virtual Facility

$17,695 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/10/23
Liberal Arts And Cultural Heritage

CEA Rome Center, CEA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies, Rome Virtual Facility

$17,695 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/10/23
Theology And Religious Studies

CEA Rome Center, CEA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies, Rome Virtual Facility

$17,695 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/10/23
Global Business Consulting

CEA Rome Center, CEA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies, Rome Virtual Facility

$17,895 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/10/23
Study + Internship in Rome

CEA Rome Center, CEA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies, Rome Virtual Facility

$17,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/10/23
Theology And Religious Studies Plus Internship

CEA Rome Center, CEA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies, Rome Virtual Facility

$17,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/10/23
Amsterdam
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Business And Economics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

$20,595 9/30/22 10/30/22 2/4/23
Computer Science

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

$20,595 9/30/22 10/30/22 2/4/23
Honors Program

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

$20,595 9/30/22 10/30/22 2/4/23
Social Sciences And Humanities

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

$20,595 9/30/22 10/30/22 2/4/23
STEM in Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

$20,595 9/30/22 10/30/22 2/4/23
Business And Economics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

$21,095 9/30/22 10/30/22 2/4/23
Computer Science

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

$21,095 9/30/22 10/30/22 2/4/23
Honors Program

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

$21,095 9/30/22 10/30/22 2/4/23
Social Sciences And Humanities

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

$21,095 9/30/22 10/30/22 2/4/23
STEM in Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

$21,095 9/30/22 10/30/22 2/4/23
Cape Town
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Business And Economics

Cape Town

$18,195 9/30/22 10/30/22 early Feb 2023
Engineering And Computer Science

Cape Town

$18,195 9/30/22 10/30/22 early Feb 2023
Humanities, Social Sciences And Psychology

Cape Town

$18,195 9/30/22 10/30/22 early Feb 2023
Identity, Politics And History of South Africa

Cape Town

$18,195 9/30/22 10/30/22 early Feb 2023
Sciences And the Environment

Cape Town

$18,195 9/30/22 10/30/22 early Feb 2023
Barcelona
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Communication And Journalism

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center

$17,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/11/23
Liberal Arts And Social Sciences

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center

$17,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/11/23
Psychology

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center

$17,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/11/23
Undergraduate Research Abroad

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center

$17,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/11/23
Global Business Consulting

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center

$18,195 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/11/23
Study + Internship in Barcelona

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center

$18,295 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/11/23
Tourism And Hospitality Management

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center, CETT - University of Barcelona

$17,995 9/30/22 10/30/22 1/11/23
Tourism And Hospitality Management Plus Internship

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center, CETT - University of Barcelona

$18,295 9/30/22 10/30/22 1/11/23
Interdisciplinary Studies

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center, Pompeu Fabra University

$17,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/4/23
International Business CEA & UPF Hybrid

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center, Pompeu Fabra University

$17,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/4/23
International Business CEA & UAB Hybrid

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

$17,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/11/23
Spanish Language And Culture

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center, University of Barcelona

$17,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/11/23
Entrepreneurship And Innovation

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center, University of Vic

$17,995 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/4/23
Entrepreneurship And Innovation Plus Internship

Barcelona Virtual Facility, CEA Barcelona Center, University of Vic

$18,295 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/4/23
Alicante
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Intensive Spanish Language

University of Alicante

$10,695 11/15/22 12/15/22 1/8/23
Spanish Language And Culture

University of Alicante

$11,595 11/15/22 12/15/22 1/8/23
Business Studies

University of Alicante

$13,295 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/25/23
Humanities And Social Sciences

University of Alicante

$13,295 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/25/23
Science And Engineering

University of Alicante

$13,295 10/30/22 11/30/22 1/25/23
Intensive Spanish Language

University of Alicante

$3,795 11/15/22 12/15/22 1/8/23
Spanish Language And Culture

University of Alicante

$3,895 11/15/22 12/15/22 1/8/23
Granada
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Spanish Language And Liberal Arts

University of Granada

$11,095 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/23/23
Arabic Cultural Studies in Granada

University of Granada

$11,395 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/23/23
Liberal Arts And Social Sciences

University of Granada

$11,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/23/23
Study + Internship in Granada

University of Granada

$12,095 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/23/23
Arabic Cultural Studies in Granada

University of Granada

$12,695 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/7/23
Spanish Language And Liberal Arts

University of Granada

$12,695 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/7/23
Liberal Arts And Social Sciences

University of Granada

$13,095 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/7/23
Study + Internship in Granada

University of Granada

$13,395 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/7/23
Intensive Spanish Language

University of Granada

$3,895 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/7/23
Madrid
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
Liberal Arts And Business CEA & Nebrija Hybrid

CEA Madrid Center, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

$14,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 early Feb 2023
Spanish Language And Culture CEA & Nebrija Hybrid

CEA Madrid Center, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

$14,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 early Feb 2023
Study + Internship in Madrid

CEA Madrid Center, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

$14,795 10/15/22 11/15/22 early Feb 2023
Liberal Arts And Business CEA & Nebrija Hybrid

CEA Madrid Center, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

$15,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 early Jan 2023
Spanish Language And Culture CEA & Nebrija Hybrid

CEA Madrid Center, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

$15,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 early Jan 2023
Study + Internship in Madrid

CEA Madrid Center, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

$15,795 10/15/22 11/15/22 early Jan 2023
Liberal Arts And Business Nebrija Only

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

$14,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 early Feb 2023
Spanish Language And Culture Nebrija Only

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

$14,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 early Feb 2023
Liberal Arts And Business Nebrija Only

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

$15,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 early Jan 2023
Spanish Language And Culture Nebrija Only

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

$15,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 early Jan 2023
Business, Management And Finance

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

$16,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/19/23
Communication, Journalism And Media Studies

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

$16,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/19/23
Engineering And Social Sciences

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

$16,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/19/23
History, Politics And International Studies

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

$16,495 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/19/23
Seville
Program Price Closure Date Withdrawal Date Start Date
J-Term in Spain

CEA Seville Center

$3,295 10/15/22 11/1/22 12/28/22
Communication, Media Studies And Tourism Management

CEA Seville Center, EUSA University Center, Seville Virtual Facility

$14,095 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/18/23
Study + Internship in Seville EUSA Hybrid

CEA Seville Center, EUSA University Center, Seville Virtual Facility

$14,395 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/18/23
Arts And Sciences CEA & UPO Hybrid

CEA Seville Center, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville Virtual Facility

$14,095 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/18/23
Health Sciences And Society

CEA Seville Center, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville Virtual Facility

$14,095 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/18/23
International Business

CEA Seville Center, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville Virtual Facility

$14,095 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/18/23
Study + Internship in Seville UPO Hybrid

CEA Seville Center, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville Virtual Facility

$14,395 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/18/23
Community Engagement And Language Acquisition

CEA Seville Center, Seville Virtual Facility

$14,095 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/18/23
Undergraduate Research Abroad

CEA Seville Center, Seville Virtual Facility

$14,395 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/18/23
Advanced Spanish Language And Culture

CEA Seville Center, Seville Virtual Facility, University of Seville

$14,095 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/18/23
Arts And Sciences CEA & USS Hybrid

CEA Seville Center, Seville Virtual Facility, University of Seville

$14,095 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/18/23
Study + Internship in Seville USS Hybrid

CEA Seville Center, Seville Virtual Facility, University of Seville

$14,395 10/15/22 11/15/22 1/18/23

Program Updates

CEA is actively planning to provide abroad experiences for students going forward. As part of our due diligence, we review the impact of COVID-19 in our program locations to determine how programs may need to change to adapt to our current reality. It is important for students, families, and universities to be flexible with their desired and approved locations to study or intern abroad as we navigate the evolving situation. Updates to program date changes, cancellations, or alternative program models will be communicated as they occur. We recognize the many uncertainties that exist regarding the opening of borders and consulates, visa processing times, vaccinations, COVID-19 Green/Health passes, and possible mandatory self-quarantines. We are continuously monitoring the situation in locations where CEA offers programs as well as entry-requirements for U.S. citizens. Students holding passports from other countries should consult the host country’s consulate website for up-to-date information on student entry. Should a new travel ban impact students’ ability to enter a specific country, CEA will review all available and relevant information to determine feasibility of running that Program.

As such, we’ve created contingency plans to allow as much flexibility as possible.

CEA closely monitors the most up-to-date COVID-19 information including, but not limited to, health statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. In addition, we regularly monitor information published by the U.S. Department of State, governmental reports from allied countries, security reports from private sources, as well as consulting with a variety of reputable in-country sources and experts.

A team of dedicated individuals meets regularly to discuss and respond immediately to any health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, make program adjustments as necessary, and review our protocols and best practices in light of the COVID-19 situation at the time. CEA maintains contingency plans for CEA programs in the event a COVID-19 outbreak would occur in a CEA program location. If the collective information from the above resources indicates the safest course of action would be to cancel a program, CEA reserves the option to make that decision.

Withdrawal dates for many of our programs may be adjusted and will be reflected on the CEA website as well as in the students’ MyCEA Portals. Students should work closely with their Enrollment Advisor if they have questions and/or concerns about their program’s withdrawal date.

A Withdrawal Date is the last day a student can withdraw from a program and not be held responsible for full payment. CEA’s Withdrawal policy is outlined in the grid below. Please make note that students fall into one of two payment structures as outlined below. Contact an Enrollment Advisor for any questions regarding payment structures.

    1. CEA Direct Payments (Student pays CEA Study Abroad fees directly to CEA.)
      • Student is subject to the policy below.
    2. University Payments (Student pays CEA Study Abroad fees through their home institution/study abroad office.)
      • Student is subject to the policies of their U.S. home institution. Please contact the study abroad office for your specific payment obligations.
Withdrawal Policy
100% of the Program Fee is due before the Program Start Date but may be refundable up until the Withdrawal Date. The Application Fee and Confirmation Deposit are non-refundable.
100% of the Program Fee is due before the Program Start Date. Post Withdrawal Date and up to 21 days prior to the Program Start Date, CEA will refund the Program Fee paid minus 30%**
100% of the Program Fee is due before the Program Start Date. No refunds will be issued 21 days prior to the Program Start Date, and students/home institutions are 100% financially committed.

* The $95 Application Fee and $500 Confirmation Deposit are non-refundable.

**If a student wishes to enroll in a future program, 10% of the program fee will be credited towards that student’s future program cost. If a student uses a CEA Student Universe flight voucher but does not participate in a CEA onsite program, the amount of the flight voucher used must be paid back to CEA.

***This withdrawal policy does not apply to custom or faculty-led programs.

Per our Standard Withdrawal Policy, students who request to withdraw in writing on, or prior to, their program Withdrawal Date are not responsible for final payment and may be entitled to a refund of payments already made to CEA, minus the application fee and program confirmation fee.

Application fees are always non-refundable, and program confirmation fees are non-refundable except in the case where the applicant is not academically eligible for the program.

As program withdrawal dates approach, we encourage students to make timely decisions about their program participation and communicate regularly with their CEA Enrollment Advisor. Students who withdraw after the program Withdrawal Date are subject to CEA’s Withdrawal Policy.

If CEA makes the decision to cancel programs, students will be refunded all program payments* made towards their program. Refunds can fall under one or both refund plans listed below. Students should contact their CEA Enrollment Advisor if unsure which plan(s) applies to them.

1. CEA Direct Payments (Student paid CEA Study Abroad fees directly to CEA)

  • The refund will be sent to the permanent address on file in the students’ MyCEA portals.
  • The refund will come in the form of a paper check made out to the student and can take up to 10 - 12 weeks to receive.
2. University Payments (Student paid CEA Study Abroad fees through their home institution/study abroad office)
  • Please contact your study abroad office for updates on refund payments.

*Refund Exclusions:

  • The non-refundable $95 application fee will be deducted from the total refund amount.
  • The non-refundable $95 application fee can be applied to a future term with CEA.
  • Students should reach out to their CEA Enrollment Advisor if they have any questions or concerns about the refund process. Students can find the contact information for their CEA Enrollment Advisor in their MyCEA portals.

 

If you are enrolled in a program with CEA and would like to decide to defer your enrollment to a future term prior to the Withdrawal Date, please contact your CEA Enrollment Advisor to discuss your options. If you want to defer to a future term after the Withdrawal Date, please refer to the Withdrawal Policy.

Many countries are currently restricting entry for the purpose of tourism but are making exceptions for travelers who are entering the host country as a student. All CEA locations are allowing entry for students who either have a student visa or proper documentation to show their student status.

COVID-19 entry requirements vary by country and are subject to change. CEA is actively monitoring these requirements and will provide the necessary documentation to enrolled students prior to their departure. Please note, CEA cannot provide documentation for friends or family members who wish to enter as a tourist. If you have questions or concerns about what you may need to enter your host country, please contact your Enrollment Advisor.

Please consult the U.S. State Department’s website for further information.

Health & Safety Abroad

CEA’s number one priority is the health, safety, and security of its students, staff, and faculty. As an active member of the Forum on Education Abroad, CEA recognizes the importance of the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice. Standard 8 specifically guides CEA to “prioritize the health, safety, and security of its students through policies, procedures, advising, orientation, and training.” While COVID-19 continues to impact all of us, CEA will continue to make informed decisions that prioritize the safety and health of its students and the communities in which it operates.

Yes! CEA successfully welcomed students abroad starting in Spring 2021. Check out these student success stories to see how CEA alumni studied abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CEA’s academics and curricula are designed to emphasize experiential learning and we incorporate activities to help students connect their experiences outside the classroom with the content they learn in class. While this seems like a daunting task in the midst of a pandemic, we accomplished this starting with our Spring 2021 programs and have since continued to safely welcome students on CEA programs abroad. Through respecting the guidance of local authorities on protective measures as well as adhering to CEA’s unique COVID-19 Protocols and Best Practices, CEA continues to provide outstanding experiences for our students in and out of the classroom.

 

CEA has a team of dedicated individuals that regularly monitor and review local conditions relating to COVID-19 in CEA program locations. CEA utilizes a vast network of resources including but not limited to: U.S. Department of State, U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Overseas Security Advisory Counsel, World Health Organization, allied foreign government travel advice, U.S. and international health organizations, PULSE, and insurance and third-party security intelligence reports. Our CEA onsite staff, local partners, and networks are invaluable resources, and we depend on their first-hand knowledge and experience to help guide our decision-making processes.

CEA pledges to continue prioritizing student health, safety, and wellbeing, while never compromising academic quality of programs. We approach each situation cautiously and uniquely to critically assess the best course of action for our students and institutional partners. This approach is crucial in times like these when we must balance student wellbeing with providing the academic quality students, families, and our institutional partners have come to expect from CEA.

CEA developed extensive COVID-19 protocols and best practices in order to provide staff, students, and faculty a flexible framework of guidance to reduce the risk of contagion, promote safe practices, and respond effectively to the continuously changing COVID-19 environment.

In most situations, CEA defers to the requirements of local authorities regarding social distancing, wearing of masks, capacity limitations, green/health pass requirements, and others. Some requirements may be more or less strict than those in the U.S., and they may vary by city, region and country. CEA reserves the right to implement stricter COVID-19 protective measures during program activities in order to safeguard the health and wellness of CEA students, staff, and faculty.

CEA understand that many U.S. institutions do not allow students to study abroad in a country where the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4 travel warning due to COVID-19. We encourage students to check-in with their home institution immediately should this occur before or during your CEA program.

For CEA, the U.S. Department of State travel advisories are one resource amongst many that we consult to make well-informed decisions regarding CEA programming. They are not the determining factor in whether or not we will make adjustments to our programming. CEA pledges to continue prioritizing student health, safety, and wellbeing, while never compromising academic quality of programs. We approach each situation cautiously and uniquely to critically assess the best course of action for our students and institutional partners.

CEA is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to going abroad. For programs beginning on or after May 1, 2022, all participants are also required to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccine, including any CDC recommended COVID-19 booster dose(s) when eligible. Participants are responsible for staying up to date with their vaccines as well as knowing and adhering to the COVID-19 vaccine and booster requirements of their program location.

Even as program destinations ease-up on COVID-19 protocols, we believe this decision will help safeguard the health and wellness of CEA participants, faculty and onsite team members, as well as show respect and support for the wellbeing of the communities in which we operate programs.

You must submit your CDC card (or equivalent) as proof of being up to date on your COVID-19 vaccine and/or booster dose(s) to CEA by your program withdrawal date. CEA will accept proof of any COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot dose(s) that are approved by the US FDA and/or the World Health Organization and that is accepted by the country in which you plan to study or intern abroad.

If your CDC card has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you may obtain a new card by contacting the provider who administered your vaccine or booster. If you are unable to get a new CDC card, we may accept a copy of an official vaccination record from your state health department or medical provider. Please note that local authorities in your program destination may not recognize anything other than a CDC card as an official vaccination document. We strongly encourage you to get an updated CDC card before departing for your program.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine and booster, check out the following websites:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
CDC’s Vaccine Booster Recommendations
Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine
World Health Organization COVID-19 Vaccine Information

CEA understands that you may have medical or religious reasons that prevent you from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and booster dose(s). We will review requests for an exemption on a case-by-case basis. You will need to submit a Medical and Religious Vaccine Exemption Request form along with required supporting documentation to CEA no later than 21 days before your program withdrawal date. Please talk with your CEA Advisor if you plan to apply for an exemption.

If your vaccine exemption request is approved, you will be required to live in independent housing during your term abroad. You will also be required to follow local and/or CEA COVID-19 protective measures, test at least twice weekly for COVID-19 (possibly more depending on location) at your own expense, and submit your test results to CEA onsite staff in your program destination. Any program activities or academic courses that you miss by not following CEA or local protocols may impact your progress on your program and the program fees will not be refunded.

Participants going abroad with CEA on or after May 1, 2022 will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and up to date on all CDC recommended booster dose(s), when eligible. Participants are responsible for staying up to date with their vaccines as well as knowing and adhering to the COVID-19 vaccine and booster requirements of their program location. Please check with your CEA Advisor or the U.S. Department of State for the most up-to-date information.

Should your primary vaccination series expire while you are abroad on a CEA program, you may be required to obtain a COVID-19 booster and/or follow established COVID-19 protocols (such as frequent COVID-19 testing) to remain in your program country, attend classes in person, and participate on CEA program activities. Failure to follow COVID-19 guidance may result in you being ineligible to continue on a CEA program, with no refund of program fees and being subject to CEA withdrawal policies.

Many countries are now requiring a Covid Pass (called a Super Green Pass, Health Pass or Vaccine Pass, depending on the country) in order to participate in most daily activities like academic classes, dining, shopping, visiting cultural and tourist attractions, attending outdoor concerts or sporting events, or traveling by bus or train to a different city. Requirements for a Covid Pass vary by program destination, but typically one of the following may apply:

  • Valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination and/or recommended booster dose(s) (i.e., a vaccination card issued by the CDC), or
  • Negative COVID-19 test results (taken within the past 24-48 hours of entering establishment or venue; cost of the tests are expensive and they are the participant’s responsibility), or
  • Medical documentation showing you have recovered from COVID-19 within 180 days of entering the establishment or venue.

CEA is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to going abroad. For participants starting a CEA program on or after May 1, 2022, all participants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and to be up to date, including any CDC recommended COVID-19 booster dose(s) when eligible, before going abroad. Your CDC vaccination card (or equivalent) will therefore work in most program locations as your Covid Pass.

CEA is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated and up to date, including any CDC recommended COVID-19 booster dose(s) when eligible, before going abroad.

In most countries, only citizens or permanent residents of that country are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot, therefore it is important to be up to date on your COVID-19 vaccine before departing for your program. If you are not eligible for a booster prior to the start of your program but become eligible while you are abroad, you may be required to obtain a COVID-19 booster if they are made available to non-citizens.

All students, faculty and staff are expected to respect and comply with any and all requirements they may encounter while abroad to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Regardless of vaccination status, CEA requires established protective measures to be followed while in a CEA program office, study center, classroom, housing, internship placement, or on a CEA program activity.

Students are required to sign a COVID-19 Informed Consent Form to confirm they understand all of their responsibilities, before participating on a CEA program.

COVID-19 affects individuals differently. Before leaving for your study abroad program, take inventory of your own health and wellbeing. Talk with your doctors and family, and complete the CEA required Health Information form (in your MyCEA account).

Make sure you are fully vaccinated and up to date with your vaccines for COVID-19. Be sure to upload your CDC vaccination card (or equivalent) into your MyCEA account before your program withdrawal date.

Plan to wear masks and socially distance while abroad, regardless of your vaccination status. Keep in mind that most countries have stricter COVID-19 preventative measures in place than the U.S., as well as harsher repercussions for those found breaking local regulations. During your time abroad as a CEA participant, you will be expected to follow all local COVID-19 guidance and regulations as established by local authorities and CEA.

The pandemic has affected every country differently. Local authorities have specific guidelines and requirements that pertain specifically to that country. It is very important to research your destination to understand what the requirements are, what protective measures are in place, whether or not a COVID-19 medical or religious exemption is permitted, and how to best care for yourself abroad. A great place to start is the U.S. State Department’s country-specific pages.

CEA staff will continue to meet students during the established arrival window, as permitted by local regulations. Where possible, CEA staff will meet students inside the airport terminal, past customs and baggage claim. If CEA staff cannot meet students inside the terminal, CEA will communicate details concerning an alternative meeting place at the airport. If meeting at the airport is not possible, CEA will give participants explicit instructions on how to access transportation and make their way to the established meeting place, such as the CEA office, center or housing.

In some destinations, travelers may still be required to quarantine upon arrival to their host country. It is imperative that you research your destination to find out the most up-to-date arrival and quarantine guidelines as they change frequently. The U.S. State Department provides detailed information about entry requirements, and you can always contact your CEA Enrollment Advisor or Site Specialist for more information.

While you are free to travel during the program term, CEA strongly discourages travel outside of your program country due to possible complications with COVID-19. We have witnessed governments rapidly change their COVID-19 preventative measures in light of spikes in COVID-19 cases, and you could possibly get stuck outside of your program country. Should this happen, you may miss a significant amount of your program or internship. If you decide to travel, you will need to check-in your travel with our onsite team members so we can contact you in case of emergency. We also recommend reviewing the U.S. Department of State information for the destinations you plan to visit and sign-up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

Due to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, CEA prohibits travel to Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus.

CEA adopted a proactive and holistic approach to reducing exposure to and contagion of COVID-19 through all elements of the program in every CEA location. Some of the practices we have implemented are:

  1. Creating the CEA COVID-19 Protocols and Best Practices to guide our response to the ongoing pandemic.
  2. Requiring CEA participants to be fully vaccinated and up to date on any CDC recommended booster dose(s) for COVID-19, when eligible.
  3. Adopting the use of personal protective equipment (i.e. masks) in CEA offices, study centers, and on program activities. Where necessary, ensuring social distancing and reduced capacity in CEA facilities and on program transportation.
  4. Increasing cleaning and sanitizing of CEA facilities and providing hand sanitizer in CEA facilities.
  5. Implementing special COVID-19 classroom guidelines such as assigned seating, frequent cleaning of desks and chairs, and avoiding sharing common items, where necessary.
  6. Creating special COVID-19 student housing and homestay agreements to foster discussion amongst participants living together on how to maintain COVID-19 protocols and safeguard their immediate community.
  7. Offering virtual and/or remote coursework and internship placements, if necessary or required, and where technology allows.
  8. Increasing communication and education surrounding COVID-19 prevention measures, local conditions, COVID-19 regulations, and where to find testing and medical services.
  9. Carefully vetting program activities for adherence to COVID-19 protective measures. 

We encourage you to speak with your health care provider to discuss your unique health situation and how that may be affected by COVID-19. In addition, we recommend that you research and follow local guidance regarding COVID-19 protective measures in order to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control provides a lot of information on how to best do this. In addition, CEA strongly encourages you to:

  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine! Be fully vaccinated and up to date on any CDC recommended boosters before you leave for your program.
  • Wear a mask and socially distance, even if you are fully vaccinated. Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid crowded restaurants, stores, public transportation and large, public events, especially if people are not wearing masks.
  • Stay and explore your program city or country instead of travelling to as many countries as possible in one term. Local regulations change rapidly which could result in being stuck in a different city or country and missing out on your program.
  • Inform CEA staff immediately upon possible COVID-19 exposure or if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and self-isolate until you receive test results.
  • Check out the following websites for more information on COVID-19 safety tips:

CEA has worked closely with our housing and homestay providers in order to ensure that local COVID-19 protocols are being followed closely. CEA has also created a special Housing/Homestay Agreement for COVID-19 Concerns that participants will review and discuss with their roommates or flatmates upon arrival. The Agreement allows participants the opportunity to discuss any concerns they may have about COVID-19 and agree on how to live peacefully together while respecting everyone's individual views about and practices surrounding COVID-19.

Additionally, CEA has adopted the “family unit” or “family bubble” practice in the event that a student should be exposed to or test positive for COVID-19. This means that if one student in a particular housing assignment tests positive for COVID-19, all participants in that housing unit may need to get tested and/or quarantine for the designated number of days, depending upon local guidance. CEA will secure separate quarantine housing for any student that may need self-isolate in certain conditions.

Finally, we are not allowing visitors in CEA housing at this time in order to protect the student community from outside COVID-19 exposure.

CEA has adopted the “family unit” or “family bubble” practice in the event that a student is exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19. This means that if one student in a housing unit tests positive for COVID-19, all students in that housing unit may need to get tested and/or quarantine for a designated number of days, depending upon current guidance. CEA may secure special self-isolation housing on a case-by-case basis, where determined by onsite staff.
It is always wonderful to have visitors when studying abroad! As a general rule, visitors are not allowed on any CEA program activity as each activity is designed specifically for students on the program. Visitors are also not allowed in CEA housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to provide a safe environment for all CEA students, and we appreciate your cooperation with these guidelines.

During your program orientation, CEA staff will discuss in detail the steps you should take if you are exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 during your program. Generally speaking, we recommend that you follow these steps:

  • Immediately inform onsite staff for local guidance and testing locations. Provide names of other CEA students with whom you have had close contact for contact tracing purposes.
  • If you are having difficulty breathing or other health complications, seek medical attention immediately. CEA staff can help you find medical care in your program location.
  • Self-isolate in your housing until you can get tested and receive your results. If you test positive, you may be required to quarantine for a specific number of days.
  • Contact your family or emergency contact to inform them.
  • If you are living with other CEA students, be sure to wear a mask and socially distance in common areas of your housing.
  • Contact your CEA program staff with any questions, concerns, or other information. We are here to support you!

CEA partners with CISI to provide student travel health insurance coverage for all CEA students abroad during their program or internship dates. This insurance is a reimbursement style plan that includes medical coverage for COVID-19, up to plan limits. We recommend that you contact CISI directly to confirm whether medical treatment or testing for COVID-19 will be covered under the plan.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, a COVID-19 test may be covered under the insurance plan. You will need to pay for the test up front, then you submit your receipt with a claim form to CISI for reimbursement. Keep in mind that COVID-19 tests required for travel or COVID-19 Pass requirements are not covered under the CISI policy.

Should you require hospitalization due to COVID-19 or other medical concerns while abroad, CEA and CISI work closely with AXA Travel Assistance to support you and ensure you receive proper medical treatment without any out-of-pocket expense. If needed, they may arrange for transfer, after care, or medical evacuation home for continued treatment as recommended.

The CISI policy includes a small benefit for quarantine, trip delay, and trip interruption. If you test positive for COVID-19 at the end of your program and need to quarantine as a result, you may file a claim with CISI for possible reimbursement of certain quarantine expenses.

It definitely has been challenging living through a global pandemic, and you are not alone! Increased numbers of college students have reported experiencing depression or anxiety as a result of stressors related to COVID-19. While studying abroad may provide a welcomed change of scenery, it will be important to prioritize your mental health and continue any treatment you currently receive. Be sure to speak with your mental health provider about your study abroad plans before you depart.

Mental health support services may be available in your study abroad location, either in person or virtually. Where mental health services are not available, we may be able to arrange online counseling or therapy with select providers through our student travel health insurance company, CISI. If you would like assistance arranging for services while abroad, please indicate this on your Required Health Information form or feel free to reach out to your Enrollment Advisor or Site Specialist for more information.

Mental Health is Health by the JED Foundation
Caring for your Mental Health by National Institute for Mental Health

CEA is dedicated to providing quality program activities that will enrich your study abroad experience, which are reviewed by CEA staff to determine if local COVID-19 protective measures can be followed, where necessary. In many locations, a COVID-19 Pass (i.e. CDC vaccination card) is required in order to dine in restaurants, shop, visit tourist attractions, attend academic classes, enter cultural venues or entertainment venues, and travel on long-distance transportation. CEA will also require proof of vaccination, or a COVID-19 Pass where required by local governments. Refunds will not be offered for any program class or activity that is missed due to lack of vaccination proof.

Please note that CEA program courses and activities may be modified, rescheduled, or cancelled at any time depending on the current COVID-19 situation and local guidelines and regulations. Refunds may not be available.

As of June 12, 2022, the U.S. CDC no longer requires travelers entering the United States by plane to show a negative COVID-19 test or document of recovery before boarding a plane. Travelers are recommended to have a COVID-19 test within 3 days of travel in order to avoid travelling with an active case of COVID-19, but this is not mandated. You can read more about the CDC’s travel guidance here.

If you are returning home to a country other than the United States, we recommend that you review the re-entry requirements on your home country’s embassy website.

Be sure to check with your airline for any other information you may need to board your flight to return home or the country of your final destination.

CEA staff are available to provide you with a list of local testing centers and labs where a recommended pre-travel test can be obtained. You will be responsible for paying for the cost of this test, as it will not be covered by the CISI student insurance.

In order to protect fellow travelers and reduce the spread of COVID-19, CEA strongly advises that you do not fly home if you test positive for COVID-19 in the days leading up to the end of your program. CEA recommends that you self-isolate for at least 5 days or until you receive a negative test, or according to local guidance before resuming your travel plans.

As the CEA program will have already ended, you will be responsible for securing accommodations at your own expense. If you need assistance in finding where to obtain a COVID-19 test or accommodation recommendations for your self-isolation period, CEA staff may be available to assist you.

CEA partners with CISI to provide student travel health insurance coverage for all CEA students abroad during the official dates of their program or internship. The CISI policy includes small quarantine and trip delay benefits which may apply, depending on your circumstances and current regulations in your program location.

We have found the following websites to be helpful and informative regarding multiple aspects of COVID-19. If you have other questions or concerns, please reach out to your CEA Enrollment Advisor or Site Specialist. We are happy to help you navigate COVID-19 and study abroad.

US Department of State - Country specific COVID-19 information and advice
US Center for Disease Control and Prevention - General COVID-19 information
US Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Advice for international travel
World Health Organization - General COVID-19 information
World Health Organization – COVID-19 vaccination information
Global Epidemics by Brown University- COVID-19 by the case numbers by country
Our World in Data - COVID-19 vaccination rates by country
Mental Health is Health by the JED Foundation
Caring for your Mental Health by National Institute for Mental Health

What Happens If...

CEA's programs are running and currently open to applications! While certain inclusions may need to be adjusted, and student life abroad may not be the same as previous terms, CEA is committed to supporting students in their journey abroad.

If a program is cancelled, any fees paid will be refunded back to the student at the permanent address on file minus the $95 application fee. These funds will be returned in the form of a check. Due to COVID-19, refund timelines vary and can take up to 12 weeks from the date they are processed.

CEA's Policy: CEA is committed to giving students every opportunity to academically complete their program, which means we’ve developed many contingency plans for each of our programs. If a program moves coursework online while you are abroad, CEA would consider that a change in academic structure. We would not consider your program cancelled, as you still have the opportunity to complete your credit hours. Depending on the reason for the shift online, students may still have the opportunity to remain abroad or may be required to return to the US. It is important to note that if a program shifts online, you will not be eligible for any refunds for fees paid to CEA due to the shift in academic structure.

Recommendation: You may not experience a move to online coursework, but it doesn’t hurt to proactively work with your home university to explore how a shift online may affect your transfer credits. While most universities will accept virtual transfer credits the same as if they were completed abroad, you may need to provide additional documentation about each course or may be given the option to transfer credits as Pass/Fail.

CEA is committed to doing everything we can to maintain your international experience, and a large part of that has been developing contingency plans for many possible scenarios. While we can't predict exactly what will happen, we can tell you CEA has local staff available to students in every single host city. All of our staff are trained in navigating health & safety situations locally and coordinating back with our domestic US staff as needed. It is important to note that if you are required to come home, you will not be eligible for any refunds for fees paid to CEA.

CEA's Policy: CEA strongly encourages students to listen to the guidelines put out by their home institution. In the case you cannot go abroad due to your university's COVID protocols, you will be offered the opportunity to switch your application to a future term or request a refund for all fees paid minus the $95 application fee as long as your program’s withdrawal date has not passed. If your withdrawal date has passed, please refer to the withdrawal policy above or on our student policy page.

Recommendation: It's easy to miss emails or communication from your university, but it's more important than ever to keep up on their announcements. If they are considering cancelling study abroad for your term or you are told you cannot go abroad, let CEA know as soon as possible so we can work with our University partners to evaluate your options.

Should I...

Background: CEA has worked with our partners abroad to confirm program start and end dates, however as the situation develops both domestically and internationally there is always the possibility for dates to change. We know students are excited to get abroad as soon as possible, but CEA wants to ensure that every detail is inline prior to student’s arrival.

Recommendation: We strongly advise students to wait until the closure date (and encourage the withdrawal date when possible) to book flights. When you do book flights, research the specific cancellation or rebooking policies. Booking with a more flexible airline or a flexible type of ticket may cost more but it also gives a lot of peace of mind. CEA is not able to offer assistance with booking or changing flights, or reimbursing flight costs.

Recommendation: Yes! Whether it’s picking out multiple cities that work for you, approving alternate courses, or eyeing multiple flight options, we always encourage students to be flexible and open to change. International travel takes a lot of planning and it’s common for last minute changes.

If you’re committed to an international experience, CEA will do everything we can to get you there!

Background: Student Universe flight vouchers are a great perk for eligible CEA students! We often run promotions and offer codes to use when completing a CEA program application. If you've earned a flight voucher, the code is valid for use on Student Universe for one year after it's issued.

Recommendation:Booking through Student Universe is similar to booking with Expedia or Travelocity, which means an additional company is involved and you’re subject to their additional policies. You can absolutely use your flight voucher for your flights (that’s why we offer it!) but you definitely want to pay attention to the change policies when you book and if travel insurance is offered. Booking directly with an airline may offer more flexibility in cancelling or rebooking flights. You can always use your voucher later for travel while you’re abroad!

Note: CEA has no control over Student Universe's refund or cancellation policy, and we are not able to refund the value of a flight voucher. Please be aware if you use a flight voucher and do not participate in a CEA program, the value spent must be paid back to CEA. For more information, visit the CEA Policy Page.

Background: In order to study or intern in a foreign country, American students are often required to obtain a Student Visa or Residence Permit prior to entering their host country. Due to recent developments with COVID-19, it’s important to not only be aware of the Student Visa requirements but also any additional health forms or documents needed to enter the country.

Recommendation:Yes! Your Enrollment Advisor will provide you with a guide and details on your host country’s specific visa process. The application process can typically take 4-7 weeks and with current delays in mail service and at the consulates, it may take longer. Many consulates are limiting their working hours and appointment times so it's important to be patient while waiting for updates. Make sure you're checking the consulate website for the most up to date process information. If you are unsure if your program requires that you need a student visa, please contact your Enrollment Advisor.

Recommendation: Yes! The tasks in your MyCEA to-do list are timed specifically to best prepare you for your time abroad. It's important that you complete all of your tasks on time so the CEA teams abroad can get ready for your arrival. Most tasks you complete now can be transferred over to a future or alternate program, if you do end up needing to change plans.

Background:If you are paying CEA directly, it is important to pay your Confirmation Deposit and communicate your funding plan to CEA prior to the Withdrawal Date. Please refer to the payment schedule and note that your full program cost is due prior to the Program Start Date. If CEA cancels your program at any point prior to your start date, you are eligible for a full refund minus the $95 application fee.

Recommendation: Yes! We recommend meeting all payment due dates, however we understand many of our students are taking a bit more time and doing a bit more research this year, before financially committing to a program. We ask that students keep in communication with their Enrollment Advisor, and work with their Financial Services Specialist to build a custom payment schedule. You may also want to review our CEA Policies to best understand your financial obligations and our refund policies.

Custom & Faculty-Led Programs

The short answer:

Yes. We are excited to welcome your groups onsite!

The detailed answer:

We recognize the many uncertainties that exist regarding the opening of borders and consulates, visa processing times, vaccinations, COVID-19 Green/Health passes, and possible mandatory self-quarantines. Wherever possible, we are committed to providing flexibility to our university partners. As necessary, this could include pushing back deadlines, exploring changes to program dates and/or alternate locations, adjusting activities, etc., to allow you to make the best decisions for your programs.

We are continuously monitoring the situation in locations where CEA offers programs as well as entry requirements for U.S. citizens. Students holding passports from other countries should consult the host country’s consulate website for up-to-date information on student entry. Should entry requirements affect the ability of students and/or faculty leaders to visit a specific country, CEA will partner with you to determine the feasibility of running impacted programs.

Please see the Health & Safety Abroad section for detailed information surrounding CEA’s response to COVID-19, our onsite health and safety protocols, current Green/Health Pass requirements, guidance for reducing exposure and spread, and more. CEA’s Director of Health and Safety, in collaboration with our teams abroad, is working tirelessly to keep this information up to date based on evolving global realities.

For custom and faculty-led programs, we can also collaborate with sending institutions to align to your home campus practices wherever possible. Please note that requests that substantially impact the availability and/or scope of our agreed-upon services and inclusions may result in the modifications to program agreements, to be determined and agreed upon collaboratively with the sending institution.

We are continuously monitoring the travel restrictions and visa requirements in place for U.S. citizens in each of our host destinations. As program withdrawal deadlines and start dates approach, we will collaborate with our institutional partners to evaluate any restrictions in place at that time. Should travel restrictions affect the ability of students and/or faculty leaders to enter a specific country, CEA will partner with you to determine the feasibility of running impacted programs.

Students and faculty holding passports from countries other than the U.S. should consult the host country’s consulate website for up-to-date information on entry requirements.

As we navigate the evolving realities both in the U.S. and internationally, we are committed to providing flexibility to our university partners wherever possible. This could include accommodating changes to program dates, exploring alternate locations, adjusting activities and other program inclusions, and more.

We are continually evaluating all of our programs’ inclusions, and will be in touch to discuss potential adjustments as needed. For specific questions related to how your program may be impacted by CEA’s current health and safety protocols (as noted in the above Health & Safety Abroad section), please reach out to your Regional Director or Custom Program Coordinator.

Global health and safety requirements that substantially impact the availability and/or scope of our agreed-upon services and inclusions may result in modifications to program agreements, to be determined and agreed upon collaboratively with the sending university.

Our university partners always have the opportunity to cancel a program without financial penalty up to the withdrawal deadline as noted in our program agreements. After this deadline, CEA will begin making reservations onsite in order to ensure we can provide the requested program inclusions.

Should a program need to be cancelled for health, safety, and/or global mobility reasons after the withdrawal deadline or while the group is onsite, CEA will make our best effort to refund all recoverable program costs. Fees and refunds depend upon timing, program requirements, and the specific circumstances of cancellation or termination.

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