Expanded Offerings Make Study Abroad Accessible to Students with a Variety of Interests

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Although past study abroad trends point students to specific destinations, new programs now offered give students more opportunities to gain an education while taking in another culture.

Although past study abroad trends point students to specific destinations, new programs now offered give students more opportunities to gain an education while taking in another culture.

The top ten study abroad destinations, mainly in Western Europe, continue to increase in popularity; however, according to Open Doors 2005, the annual report on international education published by the Institute of International Education with funding from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Eastern Europe is rapidly growing with a 10% increase in student participation last year alone. To meet the interests and needs of students, local study abroad programs provider, CEA - Cultural Experiences Abroad, found online at GoWithCEA.com, has expanded their program offerings. This week CEA added 4 new destinations, 10 new partner institutions, and 21 new programs, as well as enhanced existing programs to give students more options in study abroad.

CEA, who announced in January of this year the availability for students to study abroad at prestigious universities in Hungary and the Czech Republic, this week also announced that students can now study abroad in Russia, Germany and Poland. All of these destinations saw an increase in the number of students studying abroad last year.

With the exception of China, which CEA plans to launch in the near future, CEA now offers study abroad programs in 9 of the 10 most popular overseas education destinations. CEA has recently added study abroad programs in Berlin, Germany to it’s roster of destinations.

CEA’s expansion of short term offerings also meets the needs of students. With three January term programs in overseas locations, students are now going international for their J-Term classes. Maymester courses have also been added to the program list, as well as new summer options.

CEA provides excursions and activities to immerse students in the local culture. They have also partnered with Northern Illinois University and Antonio de Nebrija University to accredit innovative courses throughout the CEA GlobalCampus Network, which offers college courses with a hands-on component that makes the city the classroom.

CEA recently opened campuses in Barcelona, Madrid and Paris, and beginning in Spring 2007 will be opening campuses in Seville, Spain and Florence, Italy.

For students interested in studying abroad, you can contact CEA via telephone, email or online chat. Visit their website at http://www.GoWithCEA.com for more information. Spring programs are already filling capacity quickly.

About Cultural Experiences Abroad

Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) provides study abroad programs in Spain, the UK, Australia, Latin America and other European cities. Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to improve foreign language skills by studying French in France or Italian in Italy along with many other college courses. CEA overseas study programs provide higher education programs abroad for college students from the United States and Canada.

Students are able to study a variety of subject areas instructed in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Czech and Hungarian.

The Open Doors 2005 report can be accessed from IIE Passport at http://opendoors.iienetwork.org/?p=69735.

Learn about all of the new opportunities offered through CEA at http://www.gowithcea.com/cea_updates.html.

Contact:

Kelly Martínez

Cultural Experiences Abroad

(480)557-7900

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