CEA Expands Its Portfolio of Study Abroad Destinations, Adding Programs in South Africa

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South African coastal city of Port Elizabeth becomes study abroad provider's 26th study abroad destination─now enrolling students for the fall 2008 semester.

Students enjoy a welcoming environment while learning at a top-tier educational institution and enjoying South Africa's culture, food and the beautiful seaside city of Port Elizabeth.

CEA, the leading global marketplace for quality study abroad programs for university and college students in the U.S. and Canada, recently announced its newest program offering in Port Elizabeth, a bustling seaside city in the southernmost country of the African continent. Now enrolling for the fall 2008 semester, South Africa study abroad program participants have the opportunity to study alongside South African and other international students at the prestigious Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Situated in the East Cape Province and dubbed "The Friendly City," Port Elizabeth is renowned for its mild climate, picturesque beaches, and diversity--both biological and ethnic. While exotic plant and animal life exist in the plethora of game reserves, elephant parks, national forests and the wildlife of the Indian Ocean, a long and colorful history of European settlements and immigration from many other foreign nations make South Africa a truly diverse backdrop ideally suited for an educational study abroad experience.

"South Africa is an emerging nation both socially and economically, boasting progressive politics and a stock exchange that ranks among the 10 largest in the world," says Dr. Geoffrey Bannister, CEA president and chief academic officer. "Students who partake in CEA's Port Elizabeth program have the chance to observe first-hand the transformation of South Africa, and to contribute to the future of this burgeoning nation while earning degree credits."

CEA's Port Elizabeth program offers courses in a wide range of subject areas, fulfilling both general education requirements and concentration studies. Besides offering traditional coursework in engineering, business, communication, education, and environmental science, program participants can elect to take African language courses and classes focused on South African history and politics.

Port Elizabeth program participants are encouraged to join on-campus clubs and groups, as well as take advantage of pre-arranged volunteering opportunities secured by CEA, offering students the opportunity to enact social and economic change at an organic level. In addition to addressing students' academic needs, the program aims to foster immersion and facilitate a true connection with students' new surroundings. Regular immersion activities include traditional South African Braai, or barbeques, whale watching cruises and scenic horse and bike tours.

"This program, like all other CEA study abroad offerings, upholds the CEA standard of care by addressing and supporting all facets of the study abroad experience," continues Dr. Bannister. "Students enjoy a welcoming environment while learning at a top-tier educational institution and enjoying South Africa's culture, food and the beautiful seaside city of Port Elizabeth."
To learn more about the South Africa destination or any other CEA study abroad program offerings, visit http://www.GoWithCEA.com.

About CEA
The nation's premiere study abroad organization, CEA offers an unparalleled suite of global education opportunities for colleges, universities and high schools in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1996, CEA has forged partnerships with international universities in 15 countries to offer study abroad in Spain, Italy, China, France, Germany and England, among many other study abroad destinations, including CEA's newest location for study abroad in South Africa. In addition, CEA has partnered with the University of New Haven to create the CEA GlobalCampus Network, an exclusive collection of campuses worldwide designed to provide university and college students with active, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.GoWithCEA.com.

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