CEA’s Kevin J.F. Murphy, Italy Academic Dean & Campus Director, and Scott Blair, Paris Academic Dean, presented a session, “When Study Abroad is a Training Ground for the Global Workplace,” at the September meeting of the EAIE. Barbara Boldt, from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, also was a co-presenter. The European Association of International Educators (EAIE) comprises hundreds of members worldwide whose shared goal is to further internationalize higher education around the globe. Four of CEA’s academic deans attended the September meeting of EAIE, held in Nantes,…

On November 17, 2010, the Living Italy class will travel to Tor Bella Monaca, one of Rome’s most socially and economically disadvantaged areas. There, Dr. James Schwarten’s family has lived for more than two decades. For several years, the name Tor Bella Monaca has been synonymous with illegal drug use and distribution, crime, and dismal levels of positive civic participation. However, in recent years, political support for the area has gleaned some modest achievements, such as the creation of a theatrical space (2005) and a dormitory for university…

Dr. Vicky Kynourgiopoulou will have reason to celebrate in late November, 2010. CEA’s Assistant Academic Dean in Italy and Professor of Archaeology at our Global Campus in Rome, Dr. Kynourgiopoulou has completed her book chapter entitled National Identity Interrupted: The Mutilation of the Parthenon Marbles and the Greek Claim for Repatriation, which has been published and is ready for distribution at the end of next month. The chapter is part of the volume, Contested Cultural Heritage: Religion, Nationalism, Erasure, and Exclusion in a Global World, edited by Helaine…

Together with Professor of the Culture of Food and Wine professor Gregory Smith, the Rome staff hosted a Renaissance evening at our Global Campus in Rome, located at the Villa Ferretti, last week. Students, faculty and staff dined on a Renaissance banquet, including legume salad and stew, with sips of an Umbrian wine. Before a dessert of biscotti and amaretti, guests were entertained by a choreographed Renaissance dance in the main foyer of the villa. Students then took the space over, with Renaissance-inspired dance, while serenaded by a…

This September, the CEA Global Campus in Florence, Italy hosted its first Welcome Lecture, open to the public. Professor of Humanities Sirpa Salenius addressed her audience with a lecture entitled “The Grand Tour: Past and Present.” While the lecture was based on Professor Salenius’s research on the topic and era of the Grand Tour and its main and forgotten protagonists, her comments circled back to the experience that current students at the Global Campus in Florence are experiencing. CEA students, in some ways, follow in the footsteps of…

CEA’s Global Campus in Rome has launced a brand new program – Faith & Religion Steeped in religious and cultural history, Rome is the perfect location for CEA’s new Faith & Religion program. “The Eternal City” draws students from all over the world to study and conduct research in religious studies, making it also a great place to network. As a student at CEA’s Global Campus in Rome, you’ll quickly understand what we mean by “active learning“. Discussions and debates, guest lecturers and a multi-cultural group of students…

$2,500 Off Rome & $1500 off Florence Spring 2009 programs at the CEA GlobalCampus Week One: $2500 off MadridExtended by popular demand! It’s Week Two in CEA’s September Savings and we’ve got two study abroad programs that you won’t want to miss! All students who sign up this week for a Spring 2009 program at the CEA GlobalCampus in Rome or Florence using the promotion code Italy09Savings will receive up to $2500 off their program price. All you have to do is apply to the program with this…

CEA has just received the final submissions for our study abroad video contest. All of the entries below are from students currently studying abroad with CEA. Now we would like to open up the vote for the best entry, please vote using the star rating on the video’s page on YouTube. The winner will receive a 15 day eurail pass or equivalent so vote early and vote often for the entry you would like to see win the prize. The first video is from one of our students…

There’s never been a better opportunity to save. Don’t miss out on your chance to save $500 to $1,000 and have an unforgettable semester at one of CEA’s GlobalCampuses! CEA is still enrolling for a limited time so apply for your study abroad between now and November 10th and save in the following cities – Paris, Florence, Rome, Madrid and Seville. But don’t wait – the remaining spaces will fill quickly! Tired of the traditional classroom?CEA has launched a new approach to learning. Take full advantage of the…

As I am discussing the course content and active learning components of the newest curriculum suggestions with the CEA Associate Dean for Italy, Kevin Murphy, I have to try really hard to keep the jealously from creeping into my voice. Behind the scenes visits to restoration labs? Projects on Preservation Ethics? Visits to the Italian Parliament? Cooking demonstrations designed to show the culture behind food and wine? Where were these courses when I studied abroad in Italy? I am amazed to see how far global education and study…