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Building Global Competence CEA Global Campus 1-877-449-2775 | 1-877-449-2775

Building Global Competence Dear colleague, If higher education is to be effective today, learning environments must reflect the reality that globalization does, indeed, touch students’ lives and shape their future career opportunities. We developed the Global Campus model six years ago to demonstrate that reality, as well as illuminate the growing need to recognize that one educational model is not enough for today’s diverse student population. We believe our Global Campuses offer a relevant alternative to direct enrollment options available through foreign institutions, as well as increased cost control, program flexibility and academic oversight in comparison to more mainstream international study centers. I hope you take this moment to examine the foundations of our Global Campus model, the tangible benefits it provides, and what our peers have to say about their experiences with CEA. Kind regards,

Brian Boubek Chairman & CEO CEA Global Education

Contents Building Global Competence Connecting Students to International Education . . . 1 Greater Control, More Flexibility . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Oversight & Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

The Benefits of Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Global Education Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Rome, Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barcelona, Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madrid, Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seville, Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CEA Global Campus Case Study . . . . . . . . . . .

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Buenos Aires, Argentina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Shanghai, China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Paris, France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Dublin, Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Florence, Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Prague, Czech Republic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Professional Affiliations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Contact the University Relations Team . . . . . . 32

Connecting Students to International Higher Education CEA Global Education recognizes the growing needs students and universities face in today's economy, which is why we've spent the last 14 years focused on building study abroad programs that offer choices, rather than unsuccessfully attempt to shoehorn students into a one-size-fits-all curriculum. Our Global Education Network comprises three well-defined learning environments, each contributing distinct advantages that together offer college students greater depth of choice in study abroad programming and services. The direct benefit to you is the ability to help a student choose his or her own unique path to a meaningful intercultural college experience, as well as lay the groundwork for demonstrable global competence and awareness.

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higher learning reflects academic integration and collaboration with an international institution rooted in academic integrity.

institutions of higher learning to provide complementary, culturally immersive programs through direct enrollment with a local and/ or international student body.

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More than 23,000 students have choosen to study abroad with CEA Global Education. Learn more about CEA’s mission and academic philosophy.


Since 2008, 75 percent of our Global Campus students have enrolled in a foreign language course while abroad. Learn more about language options at:

CEA Global Campus: Greater Control, More Flexibility CEA created the Global Campus model to meet university faculty and advisor needs by establishing greater control of curriculum and educational space abroad. We work with university faculty to design courses that fit your institutional goals, and continually assess our programs via direct feedback from the universities we serve. Our campus locations are selected for ease of access to the local community, both its historic and contemporary culture, and equipped with the technology students require today for academic success.

The Features of the Global Campus • Engagement with the local community through academic partnerships, shared programming, and service initiatives • A focus on creative collaborations with U.S. colleges and universities • Rigorous external oversight of faculty hiring and curriculum development • Management by highly qualified and locally knowledgeable academic and administrative staff, trained in the best practices in education abroad • Curriculum designed around CEA’s “active learning” model to take learning beyond the classroom and into the city • Courses taught in English, as well as in the host language • U.S.-style academic calendar (or specialized schedules as needed)


The Benefits of the Global Campus • International staff are based on site to assist students with their academic, housing, transportation/travel, medical and other student service questions • Controlled curriculum and setting assures a higher standard of learning for students • Approved curriculum assures ease of course credit transfer to U.S. institutions • Greater flexibility in curriculum and logistical programming to meet your needs – because it’s our facility, our staff • Curricular focus on “active learning” links student cultural experience outside of the classroom to the curriculum, resulting in a more meaningful academic outcome • Semester, Academic Year, Trimester, Quarter, J-term, Summer and Short-Term programs available to fit your institution’s academic calendar | 1-877-449-2775

CEA Oversight & Assessment Staff & Faculty Our international faculty and staff’s backgrounds – personal, educational and professional – combined with their deep knowledge and understanding of the cities wherein they live, enhance our students’ study abroad experience at the Global Campus. Available to answer many questions, or even just assuage the inevitable first wave of homesickness, our international colleagues are what set us apart from other study abroad providers in the same cities. Many hold dual citizenship, advanced degrees, extensive experience in higher education and the field of study abroad, and all are passionate about cultural exploration.

Quality Control One of the key benefits of a Global Campus is our ability to adapt and modify programs to meet the needs of universities, faculty and our students. How do we know what those needs are? • CEA students and visiting faculty are asked to evaluate their program and experience, from the strength of their coursework to their feedback on housing, language studies and cultural activities. • Each Global Campus undergoes regular review to ensure our curriculum and activities sync with U.S. institution majors, general education and graduation requirements. • Our review process is measured by the Standards of Good Practice approved by the Forum on Education Abroad, the leader in study abroad quality assessment.

School of Record:

University of New Haven The University of New Haven (UNH) acts as the School of Record for all Global Campuses. Global Campus courses are designed in conjunction with, approved and transcripted by UNH, which is accredited by the Commission on the Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIHE/NEASC). In addition, UNH reviews and approves all Global Campus faculty appointments. UNH and CEA also collaborate on ongoing assessment and improvement of Global Campus operations, guided by the Forum on Education Abroad’s Standards of Good Practice.

Sixty-two percent of CEA’s International Academic Leadership hold doctoral degrees. Learn more about our International Team, including their published work, affiliations and education.


The Benefits of Location We’ve chosen our Global Campus locations for their ability to connect students not just with local language and culture, but with how each host city fits into the larger global framework of business, international relations, politics, socioeconomic realities and more. Each campus is situated within the city to maximize students’ access to their surrounding urban learning environment, where they can experience first-hand the relevance and application of their college studies.


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1 Jiading Confucius Temple 2 Nanxiang and the Guyi Garden 3 CEA Global Campus in Shanghai 4 Changfeng Park Modern Art Gallery Street

6 Oriental Pearl TV Tower of Shanghai


7 Tianzifang Old Town Area 8 Shanghai Film Park 9 Shanghai Normal University 10 Daguan Garden 11 Jinshan District Fengjing Water Town




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Global Campus: Fully Equipped Facilities Each of our Global Campuses is equipped with the interactive tools and collaborative technology necessary to students’ academic success in today’s classroom. Each has been designed with consistency in quality, student and faculty support, and access in mind. The advantage to our students and faculty is the assurance that they’ll have what they need to maximize their study abroad experience, be it through one of our standard program offerings, faculty-led or group programs. As an added benefit, we always invite visiting faculty in the area to make use of our Global Campus facilities as an office away from home.

Quality and Cost Controls The autonomy CEA Global Campus programs provide enables us to control and assure quality and costs, including: • Facility management and technology integration in the classroom • Integration of “active learning” with our curriculum, reviewed and approved by our School of Record • Student housing, researched and contracted by our staff based in the host city • Faculty hiring and review, assessed and approved by our School of Record

CEA’s Connections in the City Our Global Campus programs are designed to integrate the local community and culture with course content, taking students out of the traditional classroom and into the socioeconomic fabric of the city. Our faculty use guest lectures by local experts, behindthe-scenes tours, off-campus workshops, cultural activities and excursions to deepen students’ understanding of the host city and culture. By turning the host city into a living classroom, students come face to face with the very issues discussed in class. Students touring an immigrant neighborhood might talk to its residents and even have dinner in the home of a community leader, allowing students to see, experience, analyze and internalize the day’s lessons. As a result, students return home more capable of adding diversity, intercultural insight and breadth of thought to the educational environment of their own home institution.

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Buenos Aires CEA Global Campus in Buenos Aires University of Belgrano

Aix-en-Provence University of Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III


The French Alps: Grenoble Stendhal University - Grenoble 3 Grenoble Ecole de Management

Cairns James Cook University Sydney Macquarie University

Chile Viña del Mar University of Viña del Mar

China Shanghai CEA Global Campus in Shanghai Shanghai Normal University

Costa Rica San Jose Veritas University

The French Riviera: Sophia Antipolis SKEMA-EAI Centre International d’Antibes Paris CEA Global Campus in Paris University of Paris IV - Cours de Langue et Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne Catholic University of Paris

Germany Berlin Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Berlin School of Economics


Czech Republic

Dublin CEA Global Campus in Dublin

Prague CEA Global Alliance: Anglo-American University

Galway National University of Ireland, Galway


England London Foundation for International Education Goldsmiths College, University of London University of Westminster


Rome CEA Global Campus in Rome John Cabot University

Mexico Guadalajara Panamerican University University of Guadalajara

South Africa Port Elizabeth Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Spain Alicante University of Alicante Barcelona CEA Global Campus in Barcelona Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona University of Barcelona Pompeu Fabra University Granada University of Granada Madrid CEA Global Campus in Madrid Antonio de Nebrija University Seville CEA Global Campus in Seville Pablo de Olavide University University of Seville

Florence CEA Global Campus in Florence Santa Reparata International School of Art

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“I carefully researched all of the many considerations involved and found CEA (Global Education) to be the most amenable and adaptable. The staff was wonderful – academic, kind, sensitive, ‘real’ – and made me feel able to

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trust in their good faith and ultimate good judgment. My


experience has borne out the accuracy of my expectations.”

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– Bryant Creel, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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CEA Global Campus Highlights Each CEA Global Campus offers close proximity to the significant landmarks and cultural activities students encounter through their study abroad program. • Premises in the Retiro-Recoleta area, very near Plaza San Martín and Florida street, with easy access to Buenos Aires’s major centers by public transport (5 minutes to Retiro train and bus station; 10 minutes to the Recoleta area)

Students in the Culture and Civilization of Argentina course take full advantage of the city of Buenos Aires, holding class sessions at the most significant landmarks of Argentina’s capital. The course also incorporates an academic field trip, led by the course professor, to San Antonio de Areco, considered the home of the gaucho, Argentina’s traditional horseman and folklore hero.

• New 1,755-square-foot facility incorporated within Argentina´s top English-language institution, incorporating four classrooms, student computer lab, resource center, student lounge, office space for visiting faculty and WiFi throughout • Global Partnership with the University of Belgrano

CEA’s Connections to the City CEA’s academic and professional networks in Buenos Aires support student integration into Argentine culture through conversation exchanges with local students and more. Students also may choose to enroll in a unique hybrid program through our Global Campus, allowing them to take courses at our local partner institution, the University of Belgrano. Students connect with the larger international student population in Buenos Aires through classes and campus activities. At the Global Campus, opportunities for class visits and student research projects are provided by key connections to local organizations and institutions, including a local food organization and an advertising agency.

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CEA Leadership in Buenos Aires John N. Hudson, MBA

Buenos Aires Academic Dean & Campus Director

John Hudson was born in Buenos Aires and has lived in Argentina, the U.S., Mexico, England and Hong Kong. He holds an engineering degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Duke University in the U.S. Mr. Hudson brings to the Global Campus a decade of academic experience in Latin America with extensive business experience in global corporations. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in business administration at Henley Business School in the UK, where he is researching the challenges of culture in international business. He has previously worked as a graduate program director at UADE University, as director of the Universidad de Palermo’s Graduate School of Business, both in Buenos Aires, and has worked extensively with study abroad programs in Argentina with institutions both from the U.S. and Europe.

Gabriela Bittleston

Buenos Aires Program Director As the Program Director for Buenos Aires, Gabriela Bittleston is responsible for day-to-day management including, but not limited to, student services, host institution relations, local vendor relations, program academics, and student evaluations. In addition, Ms. Bittleston advises students on issues related to academics, cross-cultural information and health and safety, assists in management of city finances, and hires and trains other staff (and faculty). Originally from Mar del Plata, a beach community four hours from the Capital City, she has lived and worked in Buenos Aires for most of her life. She worked as a coordinator in the International Relations office at the University of Belgrano for 13 years. Ms. Bittleston graduated in Tourism from the Instituto Superior de Turismo Perito Moreno. She also earned certificates in Sales and Marketing, Hotel Management, and as a Travel Agent.

The average class size for a CEA Global Campus course is 14 students. Learn more at:


Shanghai, China

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CEA Global Campus Highlights Each CEA Global Campus offers close proximity to the significant landmarks and cultural activities students encounter through their study abroad program. • Eight levels of Chinese language courses on both the regular track and accelerated track • Located on the campus of East China Normal University, opening the path for more direct student interaction with Chinese peers • Newly renovated 4,600-square-foot facility, including four “smart” classrooms, student computer lab, student lounge, resource center, office space for faculty and WiFi throughout • Located at the center of the ECNU campus, within a 5-minute walk of the student dormitory, and the back gate accessing a street with vendors

Students in the Shanghai: Imperialism, Revolution and Modernity course study Shanghai as a microcosm of China. The city exemplifies the social consequences of change, embodied most recently by the emergence of a new entrepreneurial elite, the small but growing middle class, and the large “floating population” of rural migrants illegally residing in the city. Students visit significant locations around the city, including the Bund and the foreign concessions, the site of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party and the Pudong economic zone. The exploration, on-site discussion and analysis, led by specialists in the history of Shanghai, provide context for students’ understanding of evolving urban spaces.

• Global Partnership with Shanghai Normal University

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CEA Leadership in Shanghai Yanfeng Li, PhD

Shanghai Academic Dean & Campus Director A native of Xi’an, China, Dr. Yanfeng Li spent 13 years in the U.S., including four years at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught all levels of Chinese language. Before joining CEA Global Education, Dr. Li directed CIEE’s Chinese Language program and Advanced Chinese Studies program in Shanghai. He brings extensive experience in academic program management, such as language teacher training and curriculum development. He also has taught Classical Chinese, Chinese literature, culture and research courses. He has led international students and faculty field study trips all over China, especially in Northwest China and along the Silk Road. Dr. Li is also a guest professor at East China Normal University, and has taught graduate-level courses such as Globalization of Chinese Culture and Chinese Language Pedagogy. Dr. Li’s research interest is contemporary Chinese literature and culture.

CEA’s Connections to the City CEA’s academic and professional networks in Shanghai support student integration into Chinese culture through conversation exchanges with local students on ECNU’s campus, international student activities, behind-the-scenes tours of Shanghai businesses, including meeting and talking with local business leaders, and opportunities to volunteer in the community. Other opportunities include:

• Changfeng Park Morning Taiji Groups – These are retired members of the community who gather every morning in the park for Taiji practice; CEA students are most welcome to join them • East China Normal University Elementary – CEA students participate in all kinds of activities with children • Shanghai Huantanxidi Travel Agency, where CEA students may volunteer as English tour guides

In the past two years, CEA has developed 39 facultyled or group study abroad programs at our Global Campuses. Learn more about custom programming:

Paris, Fr ance

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CEA Global Campus Highlights Each CEA Global Campus offers close proximity to the significant landmarks and cultural activities students encounter through their study abroad program. • Premises located in a historical hôtel particulier in Paris’ Marais district • 5,866-square-foot facility, including four “smart” classrooms, student computer lab, printing facilities, resource center, office space for visiting faculty and WiFi throughout • Central location, only a few minutes’ walk from the Centre Pompidou, Notre-Dame, the National Archives and the Musée Picasso

Students studying in the History of Paris: An Architectural Perspective course see history by way of Paris’ architectural heritage. By studying monuments from medieval Vincennes to the modern day La Defense, students can study in person how the city of Paris has evolved over the centuries and how its architecture reflects its history and its people. Faculty engage students beyond classroom instruction by taking them to the Palais Garnier, Paris’ oldest standing opera house, and walking them through a typical night at the opera. Through on-site discussion and analysis, students incorporate their real-life experience with the course’s objectives.

• Diverse Liberal Arts, Business and Fine Arts curriculum built around the numerous resources in Paris • Knowledgeable, on-site staff dedicated to the student experience • Global Partnerships, including hybrid options with University of Paris IV – Cours de Langue et Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne and Catholic University of Paris

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CEA Leadership in Paris Scott G. Blair, PhD

Paris Academic Dean Dr. Scott Blair has 20 years of experience as an instructor, speaker, writer and university administrator, having been affiliated with both French and American University programs in Paris, and with numerous community college study abroad programs from across the U.S. He has extensive teaching experience in European History, Modern Diplomacy and 20th Century International Relations. Born at Guantanamo Bay and raised in the Midwest, his interest in international education began when he was a study abroad student himself in Luxembourg and Paris. He continued his studies in Washington, D.C., and then moved back to Paris for postgraduate research, which led to a career in international education. Dr. Blair holds his doctorate in History from the Université de Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), an MA in European History from Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.), and a BA in English from Miami University of Oxford, (OH).

Alexandra Mitchell

Paris Campus Director Alexandra Mitchell was drawn to becoming a professional in the field of study abroad following her extensive first-hand experience as a student abroad: an initial travel program in Western Europe as a high school student led to two university programs as an undergraduate in Florence, Italy, and Caen, France. As a graduate student, she chose to integrate directly into the French university system. There she received a D.E.A. (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) from the Université de Paris-IV Sorbonne (France) in Art History, after receiving her MA in Art History at the same institution. Before relocating to Paris, Alexandra had completed a BA in French and Art History at Washington University in St. Louis (MO).

CEA’s Connections to the City CEA’s academic and professional network in Paris provides students access to local resources such as volunteer placements, conversation exchanges with local students and unique, active learning experiences. Opportunities for class excursions and student research projects are provided by key connections to local organizations and institutions, including: • Exchanges with Parisian universities permitting the enrollment of local students in Global Campus courses • Access to the Georges Rech fashion workshop, where students see how designs are brought to life • UNESCO where students interact with experts about issues in human rights

• Partnership with the Centre Iris photography center that provides students with laboratory space and utilizes our Global Campus facility for itinerant photography expositions • Four unique hybrid programs with local partner institutions, including the University of Paris IV – Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne and Catholic University of Paris


Dublin, Ireland

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CEA Global Campus Highlights Each CEA Global Campus offers close proximity to the significant landmarks and cultural activities students encounter through their study abroad program. • Shared campus with Irish and European students in the heart of the city center, located in the International School of Business • Modern facility incorporating fully equipped classrooms, library, student computer lab, resource center, lounge area, office space for visiting faculty and WiFi throughout • Central location, only a few minutes’ walk from the Irish Parliament, Trinity College, Temple Bar and Dublin Castle • Diverse curriculum built around the themes “International Business” and “Contemporary Perspectives on Ireland”

Students in the Popular Culture in Ireland course visit Croke Park, headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association, and take a walking tour of the inner city where many of new Dublin immigrants live. Students discover how the city’s architecture and layout tell the story of the development of modern Irish culture. take full advantage of the city of Dublin, attending class sessions at significant locations of historical and cultural interest. By taking students beyond the classroom and to the very locations their lessons incorporate, faculty engage students through first-hand observation, interaction with key community members and on-the-spot analysis and discussion of identified learning objectives.

• Active Student Council (of U.S. and European student representatives), which steers activities and other aspects of student life • Shared housing and social activities/excursions with European study abroad students

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CEA Leadership in Dublin Darragh O Briain

Dublin Academic Dean Darragh O Briain has vast lecturing experience in Market Research, Event Management, Marketing Communications, Sales Management and Entrepreneurship with a wide range of institutions including American College Dublin, Griffith College and the European Business School. In 2005, he became Academic Director of the European Business School, where he was responsible for overseeing faculty and academia for visiting U.S. and European semester students. As well as being Academic Dean with CEA, Mr. O Briain is also the Academic Dean of The International School of Business, where he is responsible for faculty, students, curriculum development, assessments and course validation.

Francis Kelly

Dublin Campus Director Prior to joining CEA, Francis Kelly was Director of Development for the Dublin Business School (Ireland’s largest private business school) and Director of the European Business School, a private institute he founded in 1993 specializing in study abroad programs for European students. He has also extensive teaching experience in Ireland and France (where he lived for seven years) in a wide range of subject areas. His professional experience has made him keenly sensitive to the needs of study abroad students from around the world. He speaks English, Irish and French fluently and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Italian.

CEA’s Connections to the City CEA’s academic and professional network in Dublin supports student integration into Irish culture through volunteer placements, extramural sports, and social activities/excursions with European students. Opportunities for class visits and student research projects are provided by key connections to local organizations and institutions, including:

• Trust (an agency to help the homeless)

• Cómhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann (national center for Irish music and dance)

• The Irish Parliament

• European Commission Office

• Enterprise Ireland

• Ballymun Partnership (local area community council)

• The GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association)


Florence, Italy

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CEA Global Campus Highlights Each CEA Global Campus offers close proximity to the significant landmarks and cultural activities students encounter through their study abroad program. • Premises in the Palazzo Levi in Piazza della Repubblica, at the heart of the historical city center, only a few minutes’ walk from the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery

Just 50 miles away from Florence, Siena produced and attracted some of Italy’s talented artists and architects during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Students in the course Iconography: The Secret Language of Italian Renaissance Art travel to Siena with the course professor to investigate the important role that art and iconography held in the 14th century culture of a proud Tuscan cityrepublic.

• 7,212-square-foot facility, including five “smart” classrooms, student computer lab, resource center, office space for visiting faculty and WiFi throughout • Experience with Freshman and Early-College programming • Global Partnership with the Santa Reparata International School of Art, offering specialized instruction in the studio arts

CEA’s Connections to the City CEA’s academic and professional network in Florence supports student integration into Italian culture through volunteer placements, extramural sports and conversation exchanges with local students. Housing options also encourage students to “live as locals do.” Additional opportunities are provided by key connections to local organizations institutions, including: • Florence’s renowned art restoration lab Opificio delle Pietre Dure

• Ars et Fides Association for Museum Docent Training

• Anti-mafia association Fondazione Caponnetto

• The Florence International Theatre Company


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CEA Leadership in Florence Kevin J.F. Murphy, PhD

Italy Academic Dean & Campus Director

Dr. Kevin J.F. Murphy moved to Tuscany from his native England in 1996. His doctoral studies while at the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London concentrated on the history of Florentine squares. He has published on Florentine art, architecture and urbanism, and presented his findings at international conferences including the College Art Association (CAA) and Renaissance Society of America (RSA). Dr. Murphy has more than 15 years of experience in higher education teaching and administration of American and UK institutions in Italy. He is an active member of professional associations including EAIE (European Association for International Education) where he is a board member of SAFSA (Study Abroad and Foreign Student Advisors’ Professional Section).

Grayson Splane

Florence Program Director Grayson Splane holds an MA in Italian Language and Literature from Middlebury College, specializing in the translation of contemporary Italian poetry. She studied in Florence as an undergraduate, and since 1999 has made the city her permanent home. Before joining CEA in 2001, Ms. Splane worked in publishing as an Assistant Photography Editor and Editor for the southern literary magazine, The Oxford American. Upon her return to Italy, she also spent time as an editor and translator in the film industry. During her time with CEA, she has overseen the launch of the Florence and Rome programs, as well as their successful growth into Global Campuses.

Our International Staff contributes an average of 12 years of academic and study abroad experience.


Rome, Italy

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CEA Global Campus Highlights Each CEA Global Campus offers close proximity to the significant landmarks and cultural activities students encounter through their study abroad program. • Premises in the Villa Ferretti in the Nomentana area, very close to the Università di Roma “La Sapienza,” with easy access to Rome’s major centers by public transport (10 minutes to Termini train station; 15 minutes to the Colosseum)

Students in the Art & Archaeology of Ancient Rome course take full advantage of the city of Rome and nearby Ostia, holding class sessions at the most significant landmarks of the Roman Republic and Empire. The course also incorporates a two-day academic field trip, led by the course professor, to Pompeii and the Naples Archaeological Museum.

• 5,813-square-foot facility incorporating four “smart” classrooms, student computer lab, resource center, student lounge, office space for visiting faculty and WiFi throughout • Home of the CEA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies • Global Partnership with John Cabot University, offering a unique hybrid program

CEA’s Connections to the City CEA’s academic and professional networks in Rome support student integration into Italian culture through conversation exchanges with local students, workshops, behind-the-scenes tours and popular local events. Students also have the choice of taking courses at both our Global Campus and John Cabot University through our unique hybrid program. This collaboration affords students access to a wider variety and number of courses, as well as the opportunity to immerse in Italian student life at a Rome university. They also connect with the larger international student population in Rome through integrated classes and campus activities.

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CEA Leadership in Rome Vicky Kynourgiopoulou, PhD

Rome Academic Dean

A native of Greece, Dr. Vicky Kynourgiopoulou grew up next to Athens’ Acropolis. She focused her studies on archaeology, architectural history, cultural heritage, and museum management. Dr. Kynourgiopoulou holds a BA in Archaeology from the University of Southampton, an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies from University College, and a PhD in Architectural History and Urban Planning from Edinburgh University. She has taught in several UK and U.S. universities in Rome and other European centers. In addition to publishing articles and participating in international conferences, Dr. Kynourgiopoulou has been named Editor of the Encyclopedia of Archaeology section on UN Best Practices. She also continues her archaeological field work, now concentrated on North African countries.

Anna Felberbaum

Rome Program Director Anna Felberbaum has lived in Rome for most of her life. Work and study have brought her at various times to both London and the U.S. She is a graduate of John Cabot University, where she earned a BA in English Literature. Ms. Felberbaum has many years of experience in the field of study abroad. She worked as the Coordinator for Student Services at John Cabot University, and joined CEA in 2004 as Rome Program Director. She has directed the Rome Global Campus since its foundation in 2008. Previously, she also managed Rome’s main English bookstore and worked as a translator.

More than half of CEA students choose a Global Campus program for study abroad.


Barcelona, Spain

Active Learning Close-Up Students in the Contemporary Spain course at the Global Campus in Barcelona explore the recent events in Spanish history, visiting the political institutions that play a

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vital role in understanding the Spain that emerged following Franco’s death in 1975. The Parlament de Catalunya symbolizes the recovery of political freedom and the lost identity of the people of Catalonia. Students tour the building and attend an open session to better examine and understand the political dynamics of the region.

Each CEA Global Campus offers close proximity to the significant landmarks and cultural activities students encounter through their study abroad program. • 7,000 square feet of facilities located in Ronda Sant Pere, next to Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona’s heart • Computer lab with 47 student computers, four classrooms with WiFi througout, resource center, and student lounge • First CEA Global Campus to use Moodle to complement classroom instruction • Global Partnership with Pompeu Fabra University; and hybrid programs with Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona and University of Barcelona

CEA’s Connections to the City CEA’s academic and professional network in Barcelona supports student integration into Spanish and Catalan culture through volunteer placements, conversation exchanges with local students and cultural activities. Students may take hybrid programs through one of two Global Partners in Barcelona: University of Barcelona and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Pompeu Fabra University offers an Honors Program through its School of Law, which is among the most internationalized law schools in Spain and Southern Europe. Additional opportunities include: • APM Barcelona Headquarters (Marketing Professionals Association), where students interview one of the association’s top executives


• Volunteer opportunities with Pere Tarrés foundation, Casal dels Infants del Raval, YMCA or the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu • Exclusive visits to FC Barcelona facilities, where students can realize the impact of soccer in Spanish society |

CEA Leadership in Barcelona Ana Martínez, PhD

Barcelona Academic Dean Ana Martínez is CEA Global Education’s Academic Dean for Barcelona. She manages faculty relationships, scheduling courses, addressing student and faculty grievances, recommending curriculum updates, providing academic advising and overseeing the day-to-day academic activities of the Barcelona program. Ms. Martínez has taught Spanish as a foreign language and linguistics at several universities in the U.S. and in Spain, such as Middlebury College (VT), Georgetown University (DC), and Antonio de Nebrija University (Madrid, Spain). She served as the Assistant Director of the Advanced Spanish Language Program at Georgetown University, collaborated with Instituto Cervantes in different academic projects, and has extensive experience in the study abroad field. Ms. Martínez earned her PhD in Spanish Applied Linguistics at Georgetown University (DC).

Enric Figueras

Barcelona Campus Director Enric Figueras is originally from Tarragona, Catalonia. He taught at Boise State University, where he created an online language teaching program and developed the Spanish course curriculum in the fields of Spanish Linguistics and Spanish for Heritage Learners. He also coordinated the Spanish Language Program and served as the Director of the Undergraduate Spanish Program. Mr. Figueras holds an Executive MBA from La Salle (Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain), a Masters degree in Spanish from Middlebury College in Vermont, and a Bachelors degree in Communications/Journalism from Boise State University. He is trilingual in English, Spanish and Catalan, and also has knowledge of Portuguese.

Planning a visit to Barcelona? Contact us by e-mail to arrange a tour of the Global Campus.


Madrid, Spain

Active Learning Close-Up Students in the Contemporary Spain: History, Politics & Society course explore the reasons behind Spain’s transformation since 1975,

CEA Global Campus Highlights Each CEA Global Campus offers close proximity to the significant landmarks and cultural activities students encounter through their study abroad program. • Located in the Golden Triangle of Art, right by the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum and Thyssen-Bornemiza • Easy access to the main train Station (Atocha, 5-minute walk) and a 10-minute walk to the historical city center, Puerta del Sol

growing from a modest economy on Europe’s periphery to one of the most advanced and dynamic places on the continent. Students are asked to examine, analyze and comment on the most important aspects of Spanish history, politics and society over the last 30 years during class visits to significant sites, such as Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, and the Congress of Deputies.

• Newly renovated 4,628-square-foot facility incorporating three classrooms, computer lab, student lounge, reading room, resource center, office space for visiting faculty and WiFi throughout • Global Partnership with Antonio de Nebrija University, including a hybrid program option

CEA’s Connections to the City CEA’s academic and professional networks in Madrid support student integration into Spanish culture through conversation exchanges, out-of-class visits to significant Spanish landmarks and historical sites, and CEA-organized cultural activities. The Global Campus in Madrid also offers a unique hybrid program, allowing students the opportunity to take additional courses on a Spanish campus, Antonio de Nebrija University. Other opportunities include: • Telemadrid television studios

• Art Galleries and Local artists

• Madrid City Hall- Tourism Department (Patronato de Turismo)

• APUNE (Association of North American Universities in Spain)

• Spanish Senate & Congress

• Melia Hotels

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CEA Leadership in Madrid Alicia de la Peña Portero

Madrid Academic Dean

Alicia de la Peña Portero ensures that academic policies and procedures are followed and provides support to the faculty to ensure academic program integrity. More specifically, Ms. de la Peña makes recommendations for faculty appointments, helps scheduling courses, holds regular faculty meetings, manages student and faculty grievances, recommends curriculum updates, and oversees the day-to-day academic activities of the Madrid programs. She has been a teacher of Spanish as a foreign language for 13 years, working for universities such as Antonio de Nebrija (Madrid-Spain) and Carlos III (Madrid-Spain). Being so closely involved in Spanish universities, she has participated in several congresses and has published a number of articles related to the teaching of foreign languages.

Silvia Martínez Mata

Madrid Campus Director Silvia Martínez Mata is responsible for ensuring that all CEA standards are maintained within Madrid. Silvia oversees all educational programs - including short to long-term program planning, products and services in addition to maintaining the financial plan for Madrid. She also manages student services, host institution relations, local vendor relations, program improvements, and staff. Ms. Mata was born in Cádiz, South of Spain, but has always had close contact with the American culture and the English language. She has studied and worked in Spain, England and Canada in the fields of Administration, Tourism and Study Abroad. Before joining CEA in June 2002, Silvia worked at the North American Universities and Institutions Centre at the University of Alcalá de Henares for two years.

Nearly 75 percent of our International Academic Leadership are engaged in ongoing research:


Seville, Spain

Active Learning Close-Up Students in the International Business course explore Seville through class visits to significant sites, including the Heineken Beer Factory, conferences at the Deutsche Bank Regional Office, and a circuit through El Corte

CEA Global Campus Highlights Each CEA Global Campus offers close proximity to the significant landmarks and cultural activities students encounter through their study abroad program. • Located in the Barrio Santa Cruz, within the old Jewish and Moorish quarter, by the walls of the Alcazar and only three minutes away from the Gothic Cathedral • Newly renovated 7,266-square-foot facility in a Palace dating back from the Napoleonic wars with six classrooms, student computer lab, resource center, office space for visiting faculty, WiFi throughout, student lounge, study areas and a beautiful Andalusian patio for students’ downtime

Ingles shopping center, the most important of its kind in the country. Through off-site sessions and discussions, students analyze the international business environment that connects the phenomenon of globalization with the national and cultural differences that characterize the countries of today’s economy.

• Global Partnership with University of Seville and a hybrid option with Pablo de Olavide University

CEA’s Connections to the City CEA’s academic and professional network in Seville supports student integration into Seville culture through volunteering, extramural sports, conversation exchanges. Housing options also encourage students to live “as locals do.” The Global Campus in Seville also offers a unique hybrid program with our local Partner institution, Pablo de Olavide University. Opportunities for class visits and student research projects are provided by key connections to local organizations, including: • The University Community Assistance Service (SACU) connects students with volunteer opportunities around Seville • Solidarios, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless people


• The Triana neighborhood, considered by many the birthplace of flamenco dance, offers students an up-close encounter with the twirling, colorful skirts, strumming guitars and passion that the Gypsies brought to the southern region of Spain. |

CEA Leadership in Seville Jesus Diaz Vidal

Seville Academic Dean As an enthusiastic teacher, Mr. Jesus Diaz Vidal first came in contact with CEA Global Education as a language instructor at the University of Seville, teaching English and collaborating with several study abroad programs. Currently, Mr. Diaz teaches at CEA in unison with his academic duties. Mr. Diaz works closely with the Campus Director and ensures that academic policies and procedures are followed and provides support to the faculty to ensure academic program integrity. Mr. Diaz majored in Linguistic Studies from the University of Seville and is pursuing his doctorate in the same field, specifically in the teaching of the spoken component of a second language to deaf learners.

Juan Ignacio de la Fuente

Seville Campus Director

Juan Ignacio de la Fuente is responsible for day-to-day management including, but not limited to, student services, host institution relations, local vendor relations, program academics, and student evaluations. In addition, he advises students on issues related to academics, cross-cultural information and health and safety. Originally from Seville, Mr. de la Fuente has dedicated most of his career to the field of study abroad. Before joining CEA, he worked for two years at CLIC International House in the Housing Department, assisting in the placement of international students, as well as acting as a general student advisor. Mr. de la Fuente obtained a degree in Law and Labor Risk Prevention from the University of Seville. He speaks Spanish and English fluently.

Learn more about CEA’s Global Campus in Seville:


CEA Global Campus Case Study: What One Faculty Member Has to Say University of San Diego Global Campus Flexibility and Connections to the Host City Situation: The University of San Diego wanted to create a summer, faculty-led study abroad program for USD students, where USD’s faculty would teach their own courses abroad. USD needed assistance to ensure academic quality abroad by managing logistics on site, from identifying appropriate academic facilities to planning cultural activities and risk management, to ensure their students had the best possible study abroad experience. Solution: CEA worked with its international staff in Paris and USD’s Dr. Kira Espiritu to examine USD curriculum for five courses – including French language, communication, art history, photography and political science – to offer suggestions for incorporating CEA’s signature “active learning” component for each course, including guest lectures from local experts, museum visits and local site visits to significant Paris landmarks. CEA staff in Paris made arrangements to accommodate USD’s facility needs, allowing for classroom space, visiting faculty office space and extended office hours for a later class. CEA Paris staff organized on-site orientations for both USD’s faculty and students; cultural activities including a boat cruise, bike tour and crepe making event; and student housing in homestays, apartments and residence halls. They also organized a day-trip to Versailles, plus an optional trip to Loire Valley for interested students. Altogether, CEA accommodated 50 USD students and six faculty members at the Global Campus in Paris.

“The sense of teamwork that we have experienced through working with CEA has been very beneficial and has contributed significantly to the success of our faculty-led programs. During every step of the customized program process, I received constant communication from the CEA Tempe office as well as the office abroad. All logistics were worked out in a timely and detail-oriented manner to assure a quality, academically engaging and exciting program for our students and faculty. CEA is extremely professional, organized and collaborative and we have really enjoyed working with them.” - Dr. Kira Espiritu, Director for USD’s International Studies Abroad


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CEA Global Alliance

“We strive to create an educational environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, leadership, cooperation and respect for cultural and national diversity. We encourage our students to take active part not only in designing their own curriculum but also in the university life in general. We support the scholarly work of our faculty and we are grateful to our alumni for their continued friendship and support.” – Associate Professor Alan Krautstengl, PhD President of AAU


Pr ague, Czech Republic

Unique Academic Environment

CEA Global Alliance Highlights Anglo-American University provides an international learning environment, quality student support facilities, all located in the heart of Prague’s historic district, are some of the highlights of CEA’s Global Alliance in Prague. • CEA offices with spacious computer room, student lounge, and student services center – all just around the corner from Global Alliance partner, Anglo-American University • University facilities that offer technologically-equipped classrooms, student cafeteria, and WiFi throughout • A university library with more than 19,000 volumes in English, access to online academic databases • Experienced international faculty from more than a dozen countries worldwide

Explore the city of Prague while studying art and architecture spanning more than 10 centuries, from the styles of Romanesque through the various stages of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and into the 20th century (including art nouveau, Czech cubism and socialist realism). Students explore first-hand Prague’s Castle and many of the city’s glorious churches and monuments as examples of Europe’s most important architectural styles. Through a combination of lectures and excursions into the city, including numerous museums and galleries, the aim of the course is to have students develop an understanding of art and architecture in Prague as products not only of individual artists, but also of the larger cultural influences of their age.

• CEA-organized cultural and social activities, along with volunteer placement and internship opportunities

CEA’s Connections to the City As a part of the CEA Global Alliance semester curriculum in Prague, students take a site- or region-based course as a part of their studies. Site visits, fieldwork, and student projects in these courses take students out of the classroom and into the city beyond the university’s walls. Examples of these courses include Czech Language & Literature, UNESCO Sites of the Czech Republic, Jewish Experience in Central Europe, and Politics of the EU. Through guest lecturers, class visits to significant Prague landmarks, followed by on-site discussion and analysis of class lessons, students are able to incorporate first-hand observations with their course objectives, taking away a deeper understanding of their cultural experience.

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CEA Leadership in Prague Will Barnard, PhD

Prague Academic Dean & Campus Director As the Academic Dean & Campus Director for Prague, Dr. William Barnard works closely with the senior leadership and faculty of CEA’s Global Alliance, Anglo-American University. Dr. Barnard has extensive academic leadership experience in Prague, where he has lived for more than 10 years. He has experience managing academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in cooperation with academic partner institutions in the U.S., England, France, and Switzerland, as well as accrediting new study programs within the Czech higher education system. In addition, he has worked with multinational companies in Prague to develop corporate training programs for their managers and junior executives. Dr. Barnard received his doctorate in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, an MA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an AB from Princeton University in Classics.

Sandra Hamissová, MBA

Prague Program Director

As the Program Director for Prague, Sandra Hamissová is responsible for day-to-day management of program operations. Originally from Prague, Ms. Hamissová has worked in various positions related to international journalism and customer service. During her studies, she worked as a researcher for The Prague Post, and after graduating moved on to TV journalism, film production and then to customer service with a major American multinational company, where she worked for Spanish and Portuguese VIP clients. Ms. Hamissová received her MBA degree in marketing and management from the Czech Management Institute in Prague, a partner of the Spanish institute ESMA (Escuela Superior de Marketing y Administracion) in Barcelona. She speaks Czech, English, and Spanish fluently and has experience with Slovak, Polish, and German.

Learn more about our Global Alliance with Anglo-American University:


Professional Affiliations Title

EAIE Conference, September 2010

CEA Global Education has emerged as a leader in the field of study abroad in the last decade. We are recognized for our superior service to students and quality programs for students, parents and university advisors. To maintain our standard of excellence, we are also members of the following organizations:



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NAFSA: Association of International Educators As the leading association in international education, NAFSA: International Association of International Educators affords CEA Global Education both the ability to network with its worldwide members and the opportunity for training and professional development.

Forum on Education Abroad


CEA Global Education has been eagerly expanding its participation in the Forum on Education Abroad. This organization is the federally recognized body for setting quality standards in education abroad. Through regular self evaluation and reporting to our school of record — the University of New Haven — CEA continually works to assure that the quality of our study abroad programs meets the established Nine Standards of Practice for Education Abroad. CEA welcomes the Forum’s unwavering commitment to enhance education abroad on students’ behalf.

The National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) is recognized as the national advocate and resource center for effective use of education through experience. CEA embraces NSEE’s principles of good practice for experiential learning activities and applies its philosophies to our programs. CEA is one of only five organizations identified as sustaining members of NSEE.


AIEA Through the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) network, CEA Global Education is able to academically align students’ study abroad experiences by collaborating with their universities’ international education administrators. CEA is committed to AIEA’s powerful voice on advancements and approaches in the field.

EAIE With 16 different program destinations, CEA Global Education has an extensive presence in Europe that necessitates close partnership and collaboration with our European international education colleagues. The European Association of International Educators (EAIE) comprises hundreds of members worldwide whose goal is to further internationalize higher education around the globe. Our European academic deans are active members and utilize the association’s various professional development opportunities, such as forums, training courses, seminars, publications, listservs, and conferences.



CEA Global Education maintains a direct relationship with presidents and chancellors of U.S.-accredited, degreegranting institutions, as well as support for their unified voice, through the American Council on Education (ACE). This higher education organization provides leadership and a unified voice on key higher education issues on a national scale. CEA strives to focus a spotlight on study abroad as an integral and necessary component of higher education.

AASAP/UK The Association of American Study Abroad Programmes in the United Kingdom (AASAP/UK) is a forum for U.S. study abroad program administrators working in the UK. The association organizes workshops and conferences for its members to consider common issues, “such as safety, health, internships, aspects of British law for study abroad programs, staff development, student placement in British universities, new resources and student support.”

CEA Global Education is a recognized member of the Association of American College and University Programs in Italy (AACUPI) by virtue of its US-based University of Record. Consequently the two Global Campus programs in Italy are identified by AACUPI as the Italian programs of the University of New Haven. AACUPI’s membership includes 134 North American college and university programs located throughout Italy, providing university-level courses, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as post-doctoral research opportunities, to students enrolled in member institutions.

APUAF The Association of American University Programs in France was established in 2008 and represents the interests, concerns and vision of its roughly fifty institutional members throughout France.

Read more about CEA’s affiliations online at:


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Kathleen Ellwood

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The University Relations Team includes regional consultants – many with backgrounds in study abroad and education – who are available to support and assist you in your internationalization efforts. We also have support staff based in our home office in Tempe, Arizona. Learn more about the University Relations team: 1-877-449-2775

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Regional Consultant - New England Tel: 480-290-4942 Fax: 480-907-1518

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Our University Relations team is committed to helping you plan, build and market successful study abroad choices for your students. Whether it’s a question about custom facultyled programming, streamlining student billing processes, getting the word out via social media channels or connecting students with relevant international academic programs, the University Relations team is your dedicated resource. We’re here to: • Support your office and institution • Answer your questions • Receive your feedback for use in future programming needs • Offer you guidance in understanding and using our services

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University Advisor Tel: 480-286-2793 Fax: 480-907-1518

University Relations Coordinator Tel: 480-375-2817 Fax: 480-907-1518

• Focus solely on your needs and goals • Collaborate with study abroad office staff, faculty and deans to meet your goals

“Our team has been around the world, is passionate about education, and supports the goals and outcomes of international higher education through organizations such as NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Forum on Education Abroad, and AIEA.” - Kathleen Ellwood, Director of University Relations - East

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Sales literature to introduce and promote CEA's Global Campus study abroad options to schools, educators and study abroad offices.