Submitted by Lindsay Gilman - Chapman Univeristy | May 24, 2018
Prague was an amazing city and CEA made sure my experience there was stress free, safe and fun. Pre-planning and arrival was a breeze and I absolutely loved my apartment which was located right next to Old Town. CEA gave us an orientation to show us the city and the AAU campus as well as to teach us some cultural tips to help our transition. They were always readily available and accommodating and the staff was incredibly friendly. They hosted weekly activities like rock climbing and running club, and also trips to places like the Prague Zoo. CEA also hosted longer trips to other parts of the Czech Republic which were some of my favorite trips. Prague is an amazing, beautiful city with an endless supply of fun things to do and amazing history to learn. CEA was a great program and I had an absolutely unforgettable experience.
Incredible time in Seville
Submitted by Kelly - Clemson University | May 20, 2018
I am so glad that I chose to study abroad in Seville with CEA. The past four months have been so incredible. With this program, I was able to visit Granada, Córdoba, and Lisbon. Each included excursion featured excellent tours and great accommodations. In Seville, I have always felt supported by the staff and the environment in the school is conducive to learning more about the city. Seville itself is extremely safe and clean.
Program: CEA Study Abroad in Seville, Spain
My Abroad Experience
Submitted by abroadkid - University of Michigan | May 13, 2018
I did enjoy my experience abroad as Prague is an amazing city and the perfect place to study for a semester. However, I did find that CEA did not meet my needs as expected. When I first signed up, I received little to no information prior to departure. I don't know if I was accidentally removed from their mailing list but I received nothing. It would have been helpful if an advisor had called to see if we had any last minute questions or concerns, but there was no personal assistance. When I arrived to Prague, my housing was awful. We had 5 people living in a 2 bedroom 1.5 bathroom apartment. It is a tiny apartment and way to small for 5 people to live in. Hardly any of the amenities worked and the WiFi often just disconnected, to the point where we had to leave our apartment if we wanted to do work. The washing machine did not work and it took CEA until the last month of the program to replace it even though we told them about it when we moved in. The building was the same building as a hostel and felt extremely unsafe. I went into this study abroad program knowing a few people and I formed a bond with my roommates, but if that had not been the case I would have no means of making friends. CEA did not set up any sort of programs to help students to meet one another. I felt as if they had very few activities in relation to other programs my friends were on. There were very few excursions although many more were advertised on their website. The few excursions we went on were run really well, but based on the website I had expected there would be more. I had a great experience during my time abroad, but unfortunately I was very disappointed with CEA as a program. I hope in the future they can create better experiences for students.
Great Program, Better City
Submitted by abraodstudent - Indiana University | May 13, 2018
I always felt that CEA provided me with exactly what I needed to be prepared for activities and classes in the Czech Republic. Staff was always willing to help with any issues we had with the apartment or academics. One thing I loved was the CEA iMove program which offered fitness options for students throughout the week! It helped me stay fit and active for free while I was abroad - no need to join a gym! CEA made my experience easy and enjoyable. Prague is such an amazing city to call home - there is no where else I would want to be! Whether you are looking for art, history, culture, architecture or good beer, Prague has it all & more. I would strongly urge everyone considering the abroad experience to DO IT! There is no better time than now to go out and experience all the world has to offer.
A Wonderful Experience
Submitted by Juliana - Cedar Crest College | May 12, 2018
Studying in Rome was absolutely incredible! There were so many great opportunities to learn about Italy and Europe. CEA provided a great program structure that allowed me to take classes at the CEA Center as well as John Cabot University. I loved meeting new people and learning how to call Rome home. I would highly recommend studying abroad with CEA in any country, especially Rome!
Program: CEA Study Abroad in Rome, Italy