CEA Exclusive: Study Center in Barcelona CEA Study Center in Barcelona Highlights: • Courses offered in both English & Spanish • Available for Semester, Summer and Year sessions • Curriculum is integrated with guest lectures and field studies at local organizations • Courses are designed and approved by Antonio de Nebrija University in Barcelona • Curriculum is comprehensive & transferable Program Offerings: • International Business (Semester, Year & Summer) • Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (Semester, Year & Summer) • Spanish Language & Culture (Semester only)
2006 - The Official “Year of Study Abroad” Celebrate the Year of Study Abroad! The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution designating 2006 as the Year of Study Abroad. The resolution encourages study abroad, but also declares what we’ve known for years: study abroad enables students to: • Become more informed about the world and develop cultural awareness
In the fall of 2005 we began a mission to create a brand-new approach to study abroad education. The result was the CEA Study Center in Paris, a new partner institution that offers premier courses in conjunction with Northern Illinois University, exclusively to CEA students. We are happy to announce that we are continuing in this tradition and have opened the doors to a new CEA Study Center in Barcelona. The CEA Study Center in Barcelona was founded in order to provide North American students with a unique interdisciplinary liberal arts education, enhanced by its location in Barcelona, Spain. Courses are offered in both Spanish and English and give students the opportunity not only to improve their language skills, but also to further their academic pursuits in a variety of academic subjects. Courses taught at the CEA Study Center in Barcelona have been designed in conjunction with and approved by Antonio de Nebrija University. In addition, all faculty teaching at the CEA Study Center in Barcelona have been approved by Antonio de Nebrija University. CEA offers semester, year, and summer programs and provides U.S. study abroad students with a comprehensive and transferable curriculum that makes use of Barcelona as the true classroom.
Ensuring Academic Quality
• Aid in the shortage of professionals with international knowledge and foreign language skills • Graduate with the language skills and cultural competence necessary to meet the current demands of business, government, and educational institutions • Expand their academic endeavors, such as attending graduate school • Better understand themselves and others through a comparison of cultural values and ways of life • Attain specialized training and practical experiences not available at institutions in the United States
What Can You Do? Check with your university’s study abroad office for upcoming events and study abroad fairs.
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Eastern Europe Joins the CEA Roster Beginning summer 2006, CEA offers you the exciting opportunity to study in two of Eastern Europe’s premier cities: Prague and Budapest. Both cities offer unique immersion and living experiences. Distinctive academic opportunities and extended excursion options set CEA programs apart and help you explore more of Eastern Europe.
Prague, Czech Republic
Largely unspoiled by the ravages of time, Prague has recently re-emerged as one of Europe’s leading cities and is the Czech Republic’s major economic and cultural center. Prague offers CEA students a thriving cultural and social scene, paired with a wide variety of academic options. • CEA Partner Institution, Anglo-American College in Prague, is accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education and is centrally located in the heart of Mala Strana, adjacent to the Charles Bridge • Choose from a wide variety of electives offered in the following areas: Business & Management, History, Journalism, Politics and Sociology as well as Czech Language & Literature. All electives are taught in English • With Czech students making up over 2/3 of the student body, CEA students have the unique opportunity to interact with Czech students in the classroom • Classes are taught with an interactive focus in an intimate setting • Live in CEA selected apartments located throughout the center of the city
With its incredible classical imperial architecture, rich cultural heritage, and lively arts, café and music scenes, Hungary's capital deserves its reputation as the “Pearl of the Danube”. CEA students studying here will find that Budapest provides an excellent combination of old-world charm and cosmopolitan living. • CEA Partner Institution, Corvinus University of Budapest is accredited by the Hungarian Ministry of Education and is located in the historical Pest portion of the city, overlooking the Danube • Focus your studies on Business & Economics by taking courses in areas such as: Accounting & Finance, Economics & International Economics, Management & Marketing, Statistics and Political Science • Activities offered to complement academics such as: visits to local businesses, guest lectures and workshops on local business culture • 4-day Study Tour to Transylvania included prior to the start of the June Summer Session • Live in CEA selected apartments located throughout the center of the city
Hot New Housing in Costa Rica CEA is known for offering a variety of great housing options. In an effort to continue to offer you more options, we are excited to announce a new addition available to students studying in San José, the Residencia Tierrasol: • Great location, just 1 block from the University • 24 hour access to:
Computer lab with wireless internet
Fully equipped kitchen
• Double and triple rooms with private room options • Meal plan included The Residencia Tierrasol is a new student residence for 15 students located just one block from Veritas. Living at the residencia is a great way to make friends and discover the surrounding neighborhood. The newly remodeled modern facility boasts an open architecture with colorful rooms named after the different volcanoes of Costa Rica, and a host of amenities all designed with our students’ needs in mind. Students will typically be placed in double or triple rooms and will have access to shared bathrooms, a dining area, a computer lab, study area, and a student lounge. For an additional fee, a double room with a kitchenette and private bath, suitable for two students, and one single room are also available. All of the rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and will fill quickly. The meal plan includes breakfast Monday through Friday, as well as 20 meal tickets per month, which can be used at several local restaurants. Students will also have access to an equipped kitchen. All utilities are included, but students should budget additional funds for food, laundry, and phone bills.
Left: Residencia Tierrasol main lobby; Top Right: Tenorio (single) Bedroom; Bottom Right: Residencia Tierrasol Exterior from the street.
Go to www.GoWithCEA.com/san_jose/housing to check out more photos.
It's been a debate amongst college students for years: when is the best time to study abroad for a semester? To help you decide if Fall or Spring is right for you, we've jotted down a few of the benefits for each.
Which term is right for you? Fall Programs • Earn extra credit by participating in an Early-Start program • Get a head start on travel by arriving during the summer • With fewer students studying abroad during the fall, immersion opportunities are at your fingertips • If you haven’t gotten enough time abroad, it’s easy to add on a program for the spring • Participate in the holiday season in a different culture • Allow enough time to receive your transcripts and apply the credit toward a spring graduation
Spring Programs • Spring programs are often longer, giving you more time to enjoy the experience • If your school is on a trimester calendar, don’t miss a beat with a Spring Trimester study abroad program • Spend your spring break backpacking through Europe • Plan your experience with ease because you are already on campus with advisors during the fall • Make plans with your friends during the fall to join you abroad and save with CEA’s Refer-A-Friend program Of course, you could study abroad for a year and mix the best of both worlds. Need a little more assistance figuring out when will be best for you? Call an advisor today at 1-800-266-4441.
Get More for Your Mone y There is no question that a summer or semester abroad is a good way to experience a new country, culture and language. But if you want to get the most for your money, check out CEA Year programs. Your first semester will be spent getting acquainted with the city, the lifestyle, and the people. But to really know your host city, you have to dig deeper. Go beyond the surface level and spend a second semester really exploring your independence.
Ready to find a year program? Use the CEA Program Finder to find the program that’s right for you!
Benefits of Studying Abroad with CEA on a Year Program: • Deeper cultural immersion opportunities • Longer exposure to the language reinforces language skills • CEA programs allow you to take multiple language courses over the year • Combine 2 destinations to create a year-long experience • CEA partner schools offer specialized courses not available during other sessions • Increased opportunities for jobs and internships with local businesses • Spend more time interacting and building relationships with the locals • More time to explore new destinations, beyond the excursions CEA coordinates • Great opportunity for personal growth