10th anniversary of Humber at the CEPA Study Center Chateau du Pourtales

For 10 years, Humber College (School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism) and CEPA Europe have been running a semester abroad program in Strasbourg, France open to students with a major/minor in Culinary Management, Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, and Tourism & Hospitality Management.

During the program students reside at the historic Chateau de Portales and complete seven weeks of classroom instruction. Weekly field trips are taken to breweries, wineries, patisseries, hotels and attractions around France, including Paris.

After 10 years, we feel very honored to have this relationship with the people at Humber College. Together, we work hard to continously improve the program in order to make it an excellent opportunity for their students to connect their classroom learning with real-world experience.

Kristy Adams – Program Coordinator/Professor

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Kristy, Brent, Carter (12) and Griffin (9)

“The experience and CEPA changed our lives! That’s the truth.

Our family will always have the unbelievable memories to hold onto for the rest of our lives. We are so incredibly thankful for the opportunity to experience Europe. I truly cannot think of a day that goes by where our trip doesn’t touch us in some way. Whether we are looking at some of the artwork we brought back or singing our own kugelhopf song or Skyping Biggi or looking at our photos, smiles our brought to our faces each and every time.

Thank you Uli for all that you and your team provide to EVERYONE who graces the Chateau’s doors and CEPA’s programs.


And thank you for letting me, my family and so many of us over the past 10 glorious years enjoy the ride!!!!”

All our love,
Kristy, Brent, Carter (12) and Griffin (9)

Upcoming Webinar: Ten Quick Tips for Working with Education Abroad Provider Organizations

CEPA FoundationWe are pleased to announce and to invite you to participate in the next CEPA Foundation webinar:

Ten Quick Tips for Working with Education Abroad Provider Organizations

Monday, February 29, 2016

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time Zone)

Presented by:

Anthony C. Ogden, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Education Abroad and Exchanges

University of Kentucky International Center

Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation

Due to the proliferation of provider organizations working in the broadly-defined ‘industry’ of U.S. education abroad, it has become incredibly challenging for even the most experienced education abroad professional to differentiate organizations and to determine with whom to partner. Long-standing affiliations and professional loyalties are being tested by the arrival of a new cadre of innovative and entrepreneurial organizations and without doubt competition for students and attention is intensifying.

As a result, education abroad offices are being bombarded with email solicitations, campus visit requests, ever-expanding exhibition halls, and so on.

In this webinar, Dr. Anthony Ogden will describe the “Ten Quick Tips” that he has developed for working with education abroad provider organizations. Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director of the CEPA Foundation and former Dean of International Education at UC San Diego will comment and respond.

The presentation will last approximately 40 minutes and a 20 min. interactive Q&A discussion session will follow.

Registration is free of charge to faculty, study abroad staff, and administrators at colleges and universities.

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Summer abroad program in Strasbourg, France

Exploring the European construction and European identities at the center of political Europe.

CEPA Europe, together with East Carolina University, would like to invite your students to study abroad this summer in Strasbourg, France. The program is open to all undergraduate college and university students wishing to earn credits in History, Political Science and/or French.

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Summer is the perfect time for your students to connect their classroom learnings to “real world” settings without missing a semester.


Program Dates: June 22 – July 20 (29 days)

What’s included:

  • 2 courses – 6 credit hours
  • 27 nights at the CEPA study center, Château de Pourtalès, in Strasbourg (pictured on top) and 2 nights in Brussels
  • Daily breakfast and 5 dinners
  • Visits to Brussels, Luxembourg, Waterloo, Frankfurt, Heidelberg as well as in and around Strasbourg
  • Public transportation passes


  • FORL 2700. Special Topics in French or Francophone Literature (3):
    This course will focus on the city of Strasbourg, its history, its present, and its role as a European capital. Instruction will be divided between physical exploration of the city and readings chosen to inform students understanding of the cultural fabric of the city. It will also explore its culture: French, Alsatian, European and cosmopolitan, as a point of entry to explore issued linked to the European integration and contemporary France.

Course is equivalent to: HIST 3445 – Modern France, 1815-present

  • FORL 4700. Special Topics in Foreign Languages and Literatures (3):
    This class will examine on site the European construction 70 years after the end of World War II. We will take advantage of our location in Strasbourg to visit key European sites important to Europe such as; the Heidelberg Castle and institutions in Strasbourg, Brussels, Luxembourg, and Frankfurt.

Course is equivalent to: HIST 3435 – History of Europe Since 1914 OR POLS 3232 – The European Union

Students with the necessary credential in French can also elect to take that class as a FREN 3700/4700 class.

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Nicolas Médevielle
Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
Office: Bate 3301

Faculty-led programs focusing on environmental sustainability

Natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and engineering disciplines

The constantly rising demand for energy, global warming as well as air and water pollution are only some of the challenges today’s decision makers are confronted with. Therefore, it’s essential to have well-educated and trained professionals who are able to examine the multidisciplinary aspects of environmental issues in order to develop sustainable solutions.

Through a faculty-led program, your students can apply their classroom learning on environmental sustainability to a global context. They will better understand the complexity and opportunities while experiencing first-hand sustainable principles and solutions on a local, national, and global level.

Let’s work together on an interdisciplinary, safe, and sustainable program!

Programs can focus on topics, such as:

  • Agricultural Practices in The Netherlands
  • Sustainability and Leadership in Europe
  • Environmental Sustainability in Germany and Denmark
  • Urban & Regional Planning in Europe
  • European Environmental Studies focusing on Forestry
  • Global Energy Perspectives in London, Paris and Vienna
  • Sustainable Development in the European Union

Talk with us about your ideas and request a customized proposal for your faculty-led program!

>> Download our request for proposal form and
>> send the completed form to us: info@cepa-europe.com

More information on how to get started can be found on www.cepa-europe.com/develop.html.

Big Data and Cloud Computing

Featured faculty-led program in Asia

With China’s ever growing population, expanding megacities, and the largest user rate in the world, China generates an enormous stream of data daily. Big Data processing is becoming more and more widely used in industry and business. Companies in China are moving fast to store, analyze, and gain knowledge from that data in order to expand their competitive advantage in the global economy.

Start planning a faculty-led program in Asia to help your students better understand the power and complexities in the world of Big Data. It will provide your students with first-hand learning experiences and opportunities to get an insight into major technologies and applications that are driving the Big Data revolution.

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This program itinerary is supposed to serve as an idea and can be customized entirely to your course content and learning goals. We will do our best to design an itinerary matching your specifications at an affordable price. All faculty-led programs are organized exclusively for your group.

Visit the CEPA Asia website for more sample itineraries.

READY TO REQUEST a customized proposal for your course?

>> Download the CEPA Asia request for proposal form and
>> send the completed form to: contact@cepa-asia.com