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Welcome back, CEA CAPA alumni! Thank you for studying abroad with us. We hope you’ve returned with an enhanced résumé, new friendships, unforgettable memories, and most importantly, a broader view of the world.

The best part about being an alumnus? The opportunity to help and support other students go on their own great adventure abroad!

You can also explore re-entry resources and opportunities to connect with our alumni network as you transition back into home life and learn how to reap more benefits from your experience going forward.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Nelson Mandela

CEA CAPA Alumni Ambassador Program

Share Your Experience With Students on Campus

Your study abroad journey doesn’t have to end when your program does. Leverage your experience and enthusiasm for study abroad as a CEA CAPA Alumni Ambassador! Our program gives you the chance to inspire others to embark on their own study abroad adventure.

Our goal is also to help you answer the “what now?” question. We help you better articulate your growth, clarify your career aspirations, and consider your next steps after graduation.

We designed this program around a student schedule: it is flexible and customizable based on your availability, interests, and goals. Make the position your own by developing an outreach plan that best fits your campus and interests!

Become an Alumni Ambassador

What it's Like Being an Ambassador

As a CEA CAPA Alumni Ambassador, you create study abroad awareness in person and via social media, while supporting students through the pre-departure process. You commit for at least one semester, and can continue as long as you’d like!

All outreach must follow guidelines established by your home campus and study abroad office.

Outreach may include:

  • Supporting the study abroad office
  • Presenting to student groups
  • Assisting CEA CAPA representatives during their visit to your campus
  • Create a video or blog for CEA CAPA social media
  • Share your experience on social media
  • Answer student questions through the Ambassador Directory
    Program Benefits

    CEA CAPA’s Alumni Ambassador program gives you the following perks:

    • $300 payment upon completion of the program + additional rewards!
    • Ambassador Go-Again Discount* (Double the alumni rate!)
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Academic credit (if approved at home institution)
    • MIIS Graduate School Scholarship for all former and current ambassadors
    • Career-advising workshops and support
    • Leadership opportunities and professional development
    • Onsite Ambassadorship Program (limited locations available)
      • Student leadership and professional development opportunity for our high-performing Ambassadors to be selected to return to where they studied abroad, support program operations, and help facilitate the study abroad experience for onsite students.
    • Enthusiastic CEA CAPA alumni who want to support prospective study abroad students
    • Hold a minimum of 2.5 GPA (lower averages considered on case-by-case basis)
    • Financially cleared with CEA CAPA

    Contact the CEA CAPA Student Engagement Team for more information:

    Become an Alumni Ambassador

    What to Do Once You’re Home Again

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    Feeling a bit of reverse culture shock? Don’t worry, it’s completely normal. For many students, this can be more difficult than culture shock experienced overseas.

    Here are some ways to facilitate your re-entry process:

    Become an Alumni Ambassador

    Your study abroad journey does not end when your program does. Leverage your experience and enthusiasm for study abroad as a CEA Alumni Ambassador!

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    Connecting to My Latine Identity in Seville, Spain - Study Abroad

    March 29, 2023
    by Yazmin Cruz
    Yazmin Cruz's first day in Seville on top of the Setas!

    Seville Through the Eyes of a Mexican American

    My photoset communicates the tone of identity through moments that in a subtle way demonstrate a special piece of who I am. Identity is a journey of self discovery that is everlasting. With this colorful collection of landscapes, candid moments, and photos of myself in the atmosphere is my method of showcasing where I truly found myself. Studying abroad with CEA CAPA Education Abroad extended my perception of many areas of my life, one of the biggest being that you’ll find home wherever you feel it. 
    Witnessing how beautiful the sun illuminates Seville's blend of modern and historic structures.

    What I Captured

    Each image provides a wide range of angles, colors, subjects, and focuses with the intent to showcase the vulnerability and variability in one’s identity. At the Festival of the Nations there was a Mariachi band playing which reminded me of my Mexican heritage. This is where I captured one of the early moments when I felt a piece of home in my new city, Seville.
    Mariachi performing at the Festival de las Naciones. Listening to music that speaks to my heart.
    This photo represents the connection I felt being in a completely different part of the world. Music reminded me that independent of where my feet stand, being Hispanic is something I always carry. I travel with my Latine identity, keeping it close. 
    A taste of home at a local Mexican restaurant in the colorful barrio de Santa Cruz.
    I appreciated the value of those around us, like family and friends. I felt full of gratitude witnessing and capturing little moments such as sharing the sidewalk with a father walking his children to school. I realized these moments aren't so small after all.
    Black and white photo of father walking children to school.
    I was grateful to witness this beautiful family capturing the magic in seeing remarkable places together while walking around Barcelona.
    Black and white photo of family enjoying Barcelona views.
    I felt joy in recognizing how much sharing a kitchen can connect us during my cooking class with my food and wine professor.
    Yazmin Cruz in cooking class during food and wine course

    My Pictorial Purpose

    When I studied abroad in Spain, I learned that embracing another culture does not mean yours is gone. I learned that welcoming another’s culture is also celebrating your own because it takes a unique appreciation for what makes us beautifully exceptional. I went to my first Flamenco performance in Triana and each artist standing in this photo filled the space with their talent and truth.
    Flamenco dancers and artists on stage
    It is a surreal feeling to live an experience you only dreamed of fulfilling. As a first-generation student, studying abroad always seemed unfeasible until I found myself strolling the streets of Seville.
    Aerial view of Seville from the Giralda
    Through my images I captured the emotions around me while also revealing the ones inside of me. I began seeing photography as a form of art that tells an interesting story. Art evokes strength, joy, clarity, and peace. Each photo in this collection demonstrates a piece of my story through the eyes of a first-generation Mexican American.
    Arches in Evora, Portugal

    Learn More about Study Abroad in Seville, Spain.
    Yazmin Cruz is the Fall 2022 Alumni Ambassador in Seville, Spain, and is currently studying at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.