At CEA, student safety, health, and well-being is our priority. While CEA cannot guarantee the absolute safety of any program participant, we have implemented safety protocols and established emergency response procedures in all our international locations and at our U.S. Headquarters. We will continuously update this page with any news about events abroad. CEA advisors are also available to talk with students and parents; please call 1.800.266.4441 or E-mail us with concerns or questions. Institutional representatives should contact University Relations.
CEA is aware of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred near Puntarenas, Costa Rica, about 48 miles west of San Jose. All CEA students and staff are safe, and there has been no disruption of services or classes. For further information please visit the U.S. Department of State at state.gov or the U.S. Geological Survey at usgs.gov.
CEA is monitoring the situation in Lyon, France, where a small parcel was detonated and injured 13 persons in the vicinity. At this time we are unaware of any CEA students in Lyon, or who have been impacted by this event. For further information please visit the U.S. Department of State at www.state.gov.
CEA is greatly saddened by the reported fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, and keeps all first responders and French citizens in mind with this tragic event. All CEA students have been accounted for as safe, and given direction by CEA Paris staff to avoid the area, be mindful of traffic restrictions and metro closures, and allow sufficient time to arrive at their destinations in the city. CEA Center classes are planned for their regularly scheduled times on April 16.
As CEA has monitored the growing concerns about the demonstrations planned for Thursday, February 21st, it is with an abundance of caution that classes will be cancelled at the CEA Center for Thursday, February 21st.
Given the size of the anticipated crowds and the location of the CEA Center, this decision will benefit students and staff who may experience challenges in arriving to the Plaza de Cataluña. Any exams planned for February 20th will be rescheduled at the first available opportunity.
Please visit the U.S. Department of State for more information related to this concern.