We’ve had an awesome summer meeting several of our Alumni Ambassador team members on the blog, but we couldn’t put the spotlight on them without also sharing more about the CEA team member behind the program, Kristi Ellison.  Kristi Ellison, CEA Alumni Relations Coordinator (Pictured at Piazza Michelangelo overlooking Florence.) As CEA’s Alumni Relations Coordinator and the CEA Alumni Ambassador point-of-contact, she has been able to weave her CEA Florence study abroad experience into a fulltime job. By joining the CEA Alumni Ambassador team, you’ll not only join…

What can you accomplish in a summer? According to Shane, a Summer 2012 Barcelona study abroad alum and recent Penn State grad, the answer to that question is quite a bit. His Barcelona summer study abroad program allowed him to get ahead with credits, take classes toward his focus areas and combine it all with his love of sports. Shane HeckmanCEA Barcelona Summer ’12 Alum &Veteran Alumni Ambassador CEA: Why did you choose to study abroad? Shane: I wanted to study abroad because I wanted to see the…

David SperlingCEA Port Elizabeth Spring ’13 Alum& current Alumni Ambassador Today we’re kicking off our male CEA Alumni Ambassadors in Study Abroad series with David Sperling, CEA Port Elizabeth Spring ’13 alum, and student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Even if you only catch his photos, there’s no question that David’s experience studying abroad in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, was full of adventures! Plus, he shares how his South Africa study abroad experience has impacted his life after study abroad. CEA: Why did you choose to study abroad?David:…

Hola from the CEA Alicante office! It’s been a busy start to my On-site Ambassadorship experience with new students arriving, helping them acclimate, and participating in excursions. In just two weeks as the On-site Ambassador, I feel like I’ve already seen and learned so much about CEA as an organization and the energy they put forth for every one of their students. I now spend my days preparing pre-departure documents for incoming students, sharing my knowledge of the area, and motivating students to challenge themselves by stepping out of…

This week we continue our series, Male Students in Study Abroad with our Alumni Ambassador and junior at Hofstra University, Matthew Morgan. Here, Matthew talks about his second time studying abroad with CEA in Paris, France, after his first experience with the Rotary Club in the south of France, just outside Paris. CEA: Please provide a short summary of your study abroad experience: Matthew: My study abroad with CEA was one of the best experiences of my life. I arrived in Paris in early August for the early start program….

In this first post of our Male Students in Study Abroad blog series, CEA Alumni Ambassador Mark Brewster discusses his viewpoints and opinions regarding male study abroad students, and the experience of study abroad overall. CEA: Please provide a short summary of your study abroad experience. Mark: In the spring of 2012, I studied abroad for a full semester in Barcelona, Spain, with my best friends from Penn State and Miami, FL. The previous summer I had studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, so I knew that I had…

For most universities across North America, Fall semester is in full swing and you know what that means – study abroad fairs have begun (queue song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”)! As you start to see CEA’s familiar blue hue and friendly faces amongst the ocean of study abroad provider tables, be on the look out for our newest team members – Alumni Ambassadors. Hint: you may know them – they’re your peers! Members of our brand new Alumni Ambassador Program, our Alumni Ambassadors have…