Partners throughout the journey…

We share the same goals

Internationalize your classroom and increase your students’ understanding through hand-crafted experiences related to your coursework.

Together as partners, we create custom short or long-term programs for your undergraduate or graduate level students that are based on your learning objectives. Whether you are starting a new endeavor or have been running a program for years, we can take care of all your study abroad needs.

Our mission is to enable faculty leaders to focus on their teaching and field of expertise, while we focus on what we do best – tailoring the logistics and excursions to complement the coursework. By working together, we can develop everything that is needed for an outstanding, culturally  immersive, and safe program.


You are the expert in your academic field and we have the resources and know-how to develop a program that enhances your curriculum.

Cultural and professional excursions

Guided visits, lectures, and meetings are carefully selected to match the focus of your course and meet your program goals.

Housing, meals, and logistics

A successful faculty-led experience is based on an organized planning process, expertise, and a well-thought out itinerary. We bring great attention to every detail.

cultural and professional visits
meals, housing, and logistics

Trust in what colleagues and students say

References & Testimonials

Geoff Cook Teaching Professor UC San Diego Scripps Institute of Oceanography

“I have been working with CEPA since 2018, and the experience has been uniformly excellent!  I have led study-abroad programs for my university (UC San Diego) in Geneva and Bern in Switzerland, and Reykjavik, Iceland; the team at CEPA has been a valued and trusted partner.  Our collaboration has been professional, courteous, and expertly-managed.  They are thoughtful, supportive, and highly attentive to program and instructor needs.  They are willing to go the extra distance to ensure that my program and my students are well taken care of throughout our adventures.  Moreover, they are generous with their time and understanding of the challenges that we face as educators leading an international program.  I am thrilled with our relationship and I look forward to many years working with CEPA!”

The University of Tennessee - Dr. Klaus M. Blache Director – Reliability & Maintainability Center Professor – College of Engineering

“I’ve been fortunate to work with CEPA since 2015.  In that time, every person I’ve interacted with at CEPA—from the program directors, in-country travel coordinators, and senior leadership—has been the utmost professional and focused on making my students and my experience positive and enjoyable. Over the years, my program and itinerary have changed based on student feedback, with input from me as the faculty lead, and with the guidance and support from the team at CEPA.  They have followed up on my requests and have often proposed alternative visits and tours that I didn’t know existed.  They really are partners in this process, and I find their input invaluable in delivering unique experiences for my students. The word “customized” is in their name, and in my experience, they live up to the billing as my program is not only customized each year but also cultivated and curated.  What more could you ask for from a travel provider?”

University of South Florida - Joanna Burchfield, Ph.D.

“Working with CEPA was a great experience, and Julia was really wonderful, understanding, helpful, and kind. She helped make organizing and leading a study abroad trip for the first time a positive experience that I’m looking forward to doing again.

We learned a lot about what our students are interested in, what aspects of the trip most helped them grow as people and professionals, and what they wanted/needed more of to help improve the experience for them. Based on what we learned, we will make some changes for next time.”

University of Illinois - Stacy Billman (Study Abroad Office)

Stacy Billman - University of Illinois“CEPA is a provider we have worked with successfully and will continue to partner with on future programs for many great reasons. They value international education just as much as we do. They offer comprehensive quality support, keep programs affordable, prioritize health and safety, and have excellent follow up and follow through. Their staff is excellent, and they take great care in learning more about what went well and what could be improved after the program. We love CEPA!”

Lanier Technical College - Pennie Eddy, CPA

Pennie Eddy - Lanier Tech„It was a wonderful experience for all of us. Several of the students have stopped by my office or texted me since our return. They are just bubbling over with enthusiasm and excitement. It has truly been life changing for all of us. I look forward to more of these adventures with the staff at CEPA.”

Study Program in Germany

University of Illinois - Stephen Notaro

Stephen Notaro - University of Illinois“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.”

The Italian Health System

University of Iowa - Khadidra Washington (student)

“This was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. I have seen so much these past few days. I would most definitely participate in a CEPA program in the near future. This trip will be one that I will never forget! I also enjoyed Ms. Kapi, she was so amazing.”

Ancient Greece and the Beginning of Humanistic Counseling

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Semester and summer abroad programs at the Chateau de Pourtales in Strasbourg, France.

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