CEA believes student success abroad is predicated on a student’s academic, emotional, and logistical preparation, which enables the student to holistically engage in a culturally relevant and academically challenging program. With the support of staff who facilitate safe and healthy environments, student success is a state of being in which inclusive learning, personal growth, and global insight can take place.
CEA staff will make reasonable accommodations when possible; however, additional housing charges may apply. Consequently, it is essential students describe in their CEA Health & Wellness Profile the type of physical or visual impairment they have and the type of accommodation needed to enable their full participation in the educational and cultural experiences of a study abroad program. Please review the CEA Special Accommodations forms to help your students be supported.
In some countries, employers and institutions of higher learning do not have laws requiring infrastructure or support to accommodate students with mobility issues, visual impairments, or learning disabilities as are present in the U.S. CEA will work to investigate the conditions present in the host country and/or determine what accommodations can be made to enable student success. Please review the CEA Special Accommodations Request Forms to help your students share what support they require be successful. You can also visit Mobility International USA for more information.
As CEA guides a student along his or her study abroad journey, our enrollment team, program management team, and on-site staff are continually sharing information and updates to enable the best experience possible for the student. Our student success tracking system identifies specific factors known to impact the study or internship experience, including past academic performance, family involvement, peer connections, and engagement during the pre-departure phase. That information is then shared with onsite staff who will pay close attention to assist the student with their individual challenges and intervene when behavioral or academic concerns arise. The goal is for every student to complete his or her program of study or internship having learned more about themselves and gaining the academic credit or professional experience desired.