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.

Upcoming webinar sponsored by CEPA Foundation

Faculty-Led Programs: Framing Intercultural learning on faculty-led programs: Helping students engage with their hosts

Date: Monday, October 24, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Central Time Zone)

Presented by:

Steven Duke, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Global Strategy and International Initiatives at the University of Nebraska, a four-campus system
Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation

Description:

This webinar takes an in-depth look at strategies for framing intercultural learning on programs led by home-campus faculty. It focuses on both the pre-departure and while-abroad stages and will offer suggestions for simple but powerful ways faculty and education abroad professionals can frame the experience to motivate students and provide students with specific and concrete examples and exercises on how to engage. This extended and intentional interaction with host-country individuals is a key part of the cross-cultural learning experience.

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

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Registration:

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

Employees and staff from third-party or educational providers, other institutions or companies in the US or abroad, independent consultants, or other individuals are asked to make a contribution of at least $125 to register and participate in the webinar. This contribution will help support the charitable projects which CEPA Foundation currently has undertaken in Vuelta Grande, Guatemala.

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Spaces are limited. Please register only if you can participate in the webinar. If you can’t attend the webinar but would still like to receive access to the webinar recording and resources, simply fill out the on-demand request form on the CEPA Foundation website now (you will find it at the end of their page, so please scoll down), and you will automatically receive the information after the webinar takes place.

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For more information about past and upcoming webinars, please visit the CEPA Foundation website.
www.cepa-foundation.org

4 Reasons for Faculty-Led Programs in Fall

Deciding on the dates for a faculty-led program in Europe can be a very difficult if not the most challenging decision of the development process. There is definitely no “one size fits all” and academic, financial, and cultural factors must all be considered.

Why you should plan your faculty-led program during the fall break:

* Pleasant weather
Autumn in Europe can be just beautiful! It may not be beach weather, but it’s pretty much perfect for a cultural visit.

* Fewer growds and shorter lines
In late-September the crowds start to thin out. It is much easier to appreciate a city’s attractions and to soak-in the local way of life.

* Local festivals
There are many small cultural and historic festivals dedicated to local history, music, art, handicrafts, food, and traditions. Attending such an event is a great opportunity to meet locals, interact with them, and learn more about their culture.

* Cheaper flights and better room rates
By the end of August, Fall pricing begins and fares drop for the less expensive season.

Let’s start the conversation today!

Send us an email to info@cepa-abroad.org or visit our website to request a custom proposal.

www.cepa-abroad.org

Thinking about taking your classroom to Italy?

La Bella Italia provides the perfect framework for faculty-led programs for almost any academic field.

In Florence, the heart of Renaissance, you could study art and architecture while visiting the Accademia and Uffizi Gallery.

In Milan, a fashion capital of the world, the newly-opened Fondazione Prada can be experienced before enjoying some time at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.

In “The Eternal City” history students can trace the Roman Empire by visiting the Coliseum and other well-preserved ancient ruins.

And the lagoon city Venice of course offers countless possibilities not only of interest to hospitality and tourism management students. While savoring delicious food at an Italian open-air market, a cooking class or tasting session at a local winery or dairy, program participants can sense the Italian vitality.

We are full of ideas to make your Italian experience unforgettable. Contact us and request a customized proposal for your faculty-led program!

Stephen Notaro, University of Illinois
(The Italian Health System):

“Honestly, when I started this course I had a bad experience with another provider and was resistant to using one. I was told CEPA was good last year and thought I’d give you a try. I have been EXTREMELY SATISFIED with the high quality work you do, the processes, your preparation, and how we keep it affordable for students. I am thankful for your work and doubt this trip would happen with anyone else.”

Start preparing for faculty-led 2017 and beyond!

A successful faculty-led experience is based on an organized planning process, professional expertise and logistics, and a well-thought out itinerary. We will work with you on a personal level, every step of the way.

Our team is small enough to be able to offer you personalized support, yet large enough to provide you with a wide range of programming options and locations.

CEPA customizes services to fit the needs of your course and students:

  • Tailored itineraries to compliment your course or academic area
  • Professional visits to companies, organizations, and/or institutions
  • Cultural, academic, and professional experiences and excursions
  • Guest lectures and speakers
  • Local adjunct professors to teach a course
  • Classrooms and meeting facilities
  • Private guides for excursions and tours
  • On-site orientations and coordinators to assist your group
  • Safety and emergency assistance
  • Accommodation and group meals
  • Affordable, efficient, and convenient ground transportation
  • and so much more…

For more information about our customized services, please visit our website.

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

We are here to help you choose the best options for your students.

>> Download our request for proposal form and
>> Return the completed form to: info@cepa-abroad.org

More information on how to get started can be found here.