Meet CEPA at FORUM – Table #32

This year, CEPA will attend the Forum’s 15th Annual Conference in Denver as a member of the Global Learning Collective.

Global Learning Collective logo

The Global Learning Collective represents a collaboration of five independent organizations that share similar values and the same commitment for meaningful international education:

  • CEPA – offering faculty-led programs in Europe
  • Asia Institute – offering faculty-led programs in Asia
  • Athena – offering programs for individual students across the world
  • Campus B – offering faculty-led programs in Latin America
  • EDU Africa – offering faculty-led programs in Africa

We are excited to share more information with you about it.

Date: March 27-29, 2019
Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

If you haven’t scheduled an appointment, yet, make sure to stop by and visit us in the Exhibition Hall: TABLE #32

Safe travels and I’m looking forward to seeing you in Denver,

Uli Leibrecht

Director, CEPA

Phone: +49 (0) 7142 – 95 65 36

Skype: uli.leibrecht

Meet CEPA at NAFSA in Philadelphia BOOTH #304

Are you planning to attend the NAFSA Conference in Philadelphia from May 28 to June 1, 2018?

Don’t miss the chance to schedule a meeting with CEPA’s Director, Uli Leibrecht, or our Associate Director of University Relations, Abigail Schleicher.



If you can’t commit to a meeting, be sure to stop by and say hello at booth #304.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia.
Safe travels!

Uli Leibrecht presenting at half-day conference in Philadelphia

We are excited to announce that Uli Leibrecht, Founder and Director of CEPA, will be one of the panelists at the “Re-Imagine: Innovations in Global Education” Conference.

The conference is hosted by Asia Institute in conjunction with NAFSA in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. It will highlight key innovations in the global education field, by bringing together provosts, deans, directors, faculty leaders, and advisors.

Panel: Innovations in Study Abroad
This panel will focus on innovations in the study abroad field. Panelists will share their best practices for innovative experiential programming, with a focus on results-based outcomes.


  • Ulrike Leibrecht, Founder and Director, CEPA
  • Cory Smith, Assistant Director, Faculty-Led Programs, University of Cincinnati
  • Kristen M. Cohen, Assistant Director, International Programs, Stetson University College of Law

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: 12:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: American Institute of Architects – Center for Architecture and Design
Address: 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (across from the Philadelphia Convention Center)

For more information, please visit the Asia Institute website.

Meet CEPA at the FORUM conference – Table #28

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you during the Forum’s 14th Annual Conference in Boston this year.

Date: March 21-23, 2018
Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel

Topic: Building on Strong Foundations: Best Practices for an Evolving Field

If you haven’t scheduled an appointment, yet, feel free to stop by and visit us in the Exhibition Hall: TABLE #28

Safe travels and I’m looking forward to seeing you in Seattle,

Uli Leibrecht

Director, CEPA

Phone: +49 (0) 7142 – 95 65 36

Skype: uli.leibrecht

Program Feature: Intercultural Communication and Global Leadership

There are plenty of study abroad opportunities for summer to choose from but the Intercultural Communication and Global Leadership Program at the European Study Center (ESC) in Strasbourg, France is a challenging and innovative summer study abroad program for the next generation of leaders.

5 weeks, 2, courses, 6 US semester credits
June 23 – July 26, 2018

Program fee: $5,790  (includes credits, courses, housing, excursions, and so much more)

Application Deadline: March 31



A Challenging, but Rewarding Experience

I became more independent than I thought possible and I pushed myself out of my comfort zone every day. It was worthwhile. I am a happier and more confident individual now.

ESC summer student, Birmingham Southern University

Scholarships are available for students who qualify!

  • Emerging Global Leaders Scholarship worth $2,500
  • 10 scholarships worth $500 each
  • 5 scholarships worth $1,000 each


American Airlines may cancel flights around Christmas

If you depart for your study abroad program around Christmas and have booked your flight with American Airlines, we would like to make you aware of possible flight cancellations that may occur.

As CNBC reported on November 29 (, American Airlines has fewer pilots available than actually needed over the holiday season due to a scheduling failure.

Therefore, please make sure to double check your flight itinerary and keep your CEPA Program Manager posted in case your flight is affected. We will then make sure to accommodate the modifications in order to allow a smooth program start after your arrival.


Meet CEPA at the CIEE Conference in Austin, TX

Our Education Abroad Specialist, Drs. Petra Visscher, will be exhibiting on behalf of CEPA at the upcoming CIEE Annual Conference in Austin, TX. She would be pleased to meet with you during the conference.

November 8-11, 2017
JW Marriott Austin, TX


Please drop by our table in the exhibit area of the hotel or you can make an appointment ahead of time using the following link:

Safe travels and we are looking forward to seeing you in Austin!

CEPA celebrates 20 years in study abroad today, June 23, 2017

The years have gone by so fast that we can hardly believe it ourselves!

Starting out in 1997 as a small German tour operator, CEPA has developed into a thriving and successful leader in the field of study abroad and faculty-led programs.

We are proud of and thankful for our long-standing, trusted university partnerships worldwide. Their vision and passion for international education truly inspires everyone and everything at CEPA.

Our reward is the success and satisfaction the students and faculty leaders take home with them at the end of each and every CEPA study abroad program.

A sincere “Thank You” goes out to our friends, families, and local partners who have supported us on so many different levels throughout the years. We couldn’t have done it without YOU!

Please be sure to connect with us on social media and keep an eye out for exciting posts, including some pretty entertaining “blast-from-the-past” fun during the month of October.

Welcoming our 100th study abroad group for 2017

This June we are proud to celebrate the arrival of a group from Davenport University as our 100th study abroad group for 2017 with many more to come. We are happy to share this special moment with them.

The group arrived on June 3rd in Milan with 14 students and their faculty leaders. They were greeted with a “100th group” cake as a small surprise by their CEPA on-site coordinator, Morena.

During their “European Business and Culture Program” the group explores the heart of Europe by visiting 6 countries in 3 weeks. The program includes corporate visits to companies and institutions, such as Ducati Motorcycles in Bologna, a Swiss bank in Zurich, the European Parliament in Strasbourg as well as a broad range of cultural excursions.

We are proud to mention that Davenport University and CEPA have been running business programs throughout Europe for 10 years now and that we are honored to have this long-standing relationship with our partners at Davenport University.