CEPA Foundation - Go beyond and study abroad in Europe!
CEPA Foundation - Go beyond and study abroad in Europe! Programs
This engaging and interactive summer study abroad program combines classroom instruction with high profile guest lectures, visits and excursions, as well as practical training...
CEPA Foundation - Go beyond and study abroad in Europe! Reviews
Eye opening experience!
Submitted by Karina Pedraza - The College of New Jersey | November 21, 2017
Studying abroad in Heidelberg, Germany allowed me to gain an international perspective by experiencing different facets of European culture firsthand. This program provided a safe environment to comfortably experience cultures that I had very little experience with beforehand. I will always remember the lifelong friends I made, amazing food, and European history.
Home away from home
Submitted by Antonio Banda - University of the Incarnate Word | June 01, 2017
The ESC in Heidelberg received us with open arms and I immediately called Heidelberg my second home because of its benefit of a small town but with the feeling of a bustling metropolis that is diverse with people from all around the world. Cultural immersion in this program is very laissez-faire, so it would be up to the student to interact with other students in the area from the University of Heidelberg as well as the SRH and the language can be hard since inadequate scheduling for language learning classes.
The Best Time of My Life!
Submitted by Alison Fisher - Colorado State University | December 18, 2013
My experience with the CESP program completely changed my life. I was exposed to various cultures in my classes and challenged to present projects
The semester-long program is in partnership...
Submitted by Veronica Armendariz - France | March 07, 2011
The semester-long program is in partnership with the University of Strasbourg's Ecole de Management. So we have been taking classes at the University primarily in the areas of political science, economics, and accounting. In addition to the classes, we have been going on excursions to the institutions of the European Union not only in Strasbourg, but also in Brussels, Luxembourg and Germany. We have visited such important institutions such as the European Court of Human Rights, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, and the European Commission.
The visits to the institutions have been great because they allow us to sit with an expert from the institution allowing us to ask and learn about anything specific we are wanting to know. As a poly sci grad student, this has been a highlight for me.
We are living in a chateau in Strasbourg called Chateau de Pourtales which is a gorgeous castle surrounded by a beautiful forest and park. It is easily accessible to public transport which takes us into the University and into Downtown Strasbourg. The City of Strasbourg is a very beautiful and a charming city full of life, culture, and magnificent sights. Not to mention the wonderful Alsatian food and wine!
Personally, I am here primarily to work on my master's thesis. Coming out to Strasbourg to work on it has been extremely beneficial! Not only have I found great sources here in Strasbourg, but I have just come back from a very successful research trip to Moscow which would not have been so easy to do from Atlanta considering the distance and cost. I have had the honor of helping a member of the German Parliament on his campaign over a weekend in September opening up more research possibilities, and I have also seen Mikhail Gorbachev speaking to the Council of Europe on the anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
In Moscow, I met with a couple of Human Rights organizations including a lawyer for the recent award winning Russian group MEMORIAL adding further to my thesis. They were recently awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament which will be given to them next month here in Strasbourg.
All in all this program is well worth its value. I can't imagine someone not enjoying their time here. I have so enjoyed my time here that I really don't want to leave.
"What has worked so well for our Study Abroad...
Submitted by Frank Novakowski - France | March 07, 2011
"What has worked so well for our Study Abroad programs in the EU has been the exceptional service we received from all of the CEPA staff.
Their ability to make the connections with just the right people within the many organizations we visited and to arrange exactly what we needed in terms of a balanced study abroad experience is an invaluable service. Their staff who accompanied our groups were very well-versed in their geographic areas and had the keen ability to develop an immediate positive relationships with our students and faculty.
CEPA is an organization that knows how to be a true partner with our university and how to support the challenging study abroad programs universities are expected to deliver today."