Student Health & Wellness

Student Life

Student Health & Wellness

CEA believes the health and wellness of students during their time abroad has a measurable impact on their cultural adaption, as well as their academic success. Students who are struggling with their health may miss class, be less involved in the local community, and miss out on having a positive cultural experience because they simply are not feeling good.

The CEA Health & Wellness Profile is a required task for students to complete through their MyCEA Account. They must also self-report their medical conditions, medications, allergies, dietary preferences, and request special accommodations for the classroom, housing, or mental health.

In recognizing the holistic nature of the student experience, CEA supports all aspects of student development through the lens of physical, emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual, and occupational wellness. CEA excursions, academic activities, student engagement events, and office hours are tools CEA onsite staff use to foster student connectivity and understanding about personal wellness.

CEA onsite staff will refer students to local caregivers according to a student’s need or preference. CEA partners with Cultural Insurance Services International, a healthcare services provider with many years of experience, to provide coverage for a student’s emerging health needs during their CEA program. This plan enables a student to seek care at any medical provider with no co-payment, or a low co-payment ($50 Barcelona), and then seek reimbursement for those out-of-pocket healthcare and pharmacy costs. In case of serious injury or illness requiring hospitalization, care is coordinated with a guarantee of payment so no out of pocket expenses are necessary for the student experiencing the healthcare emergency. CISI/CEA student health insurance covers a student from the program start date till the end date. Coverages include:

  • Medical Care: Up to $500,000 (London)/$250,000 (other CEA locations)
  • Mental Illness: $2,500 Outpatient/$25,000 In-patient
  • Dental Emergency: $500 pain relief/$250,000 max per occurrence
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment: $10,000
  • Personal Liability: $100,000 max per occurrence
  • Medical Evacuation: $250,000 max per occurrence
A full overview of coverages, exclusions, and the claims process can be viewed here.


London, England:
July 21, 2019

Incident in London Tube

CEA is aware of the tear gassing incident that occurred at Oxford Circus station on the London Metro Rail, commonly known as the Tube.  At this time, all students attending London-based programs have been confirmed as safe and no student has been impacted by the event. 

Students have been reminded of CEA’s Student Emergency Protocol. Should they encounter an emergency situation, CEA advises:

  1.  Seek immediate safety or shelter in place.
  2. Reach out to their Emergency Contacts to confirm they are safe.
  3. Respond to messaging from CEA.
  4. Follow the directions of local authorities.

For other updates, please consult the U.S. Department of State.

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Small and Welcoming
“I loved it. I had the perfect host family, location, program director, and group of friends in my program. The city is small and welcoming with tons to do.”

Anna Weidner
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse,
Fall 2015, Alicante, Spain

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