We’re excited to share that our Executive Director, Uli Leibrecht, and our Academic Director, Dr. Marketa Lepicovsky, will be attending The Forum on Education Abroad’s 20th Annual Conference. 

Join us in Boston from March 20-22, 2024

  • Meet with us at Table 31 in the exhibit area.
  • Attend a session – Dr. Lepicovsky will be presenting and co-presenting during two sessions during the conference.

Look into a crystal ball: AI predicts faculty-led program success

Thursday, March 21 from 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Faculty leader know-how and experience are valuable resources, which facilitate effective faculty-led program development and recruiting. Today, artificial intelligence enables practitioners to obtain insights on faculty readiness to serve as program leaders. In this study, AI identifies patterns and sentiment in human text that predict whether programs run or are cancelled. Administrators may use this data to identify gaps in faculty leader support, offer intervention, and reduce cancellations.


Marketa Lepicovsky, Ph.D., Academic Director, CEPA

Absolutely Incredible? Using AI tools to evaluate student learning abroad

Friday, March 22 from 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Impactful learning depends on engagement, reflection, and insight, latent factors that are difficult to measure without survey instruments. Artificial intelligence now enables insights into phenomena related to transformational learning. Using a text analysis method to examine qualitative student reflections reveals patterns and trends that predict quantitative survey instrument responses, suggesting AI can serve as an easy and unobtrusive means to monitor student learning.


Marketa Lepicovsky, Ph.D., Academic Director, CEPA

Heidi Barends, Ph.D., Academic Director, EDU Africa

Uli Leibrecht - CEPA Director and FounderJanuary 19, 2023

Milledgeville, GA USA

Omicron Delta Kappa Induction Convocation & Lecture

Georgia College and State University’s circle, or chapter, of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa announced the recipient of their 2023 member-honoris-causa (honorary membership).

It was awarded to the Executive Director of CEPA, Uli Leibrecht, in recognition of the leadership she provides in international education and the good she has created at Georgia College through the Intercultural Leadership program.

The annual awards celebrate individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and have had a positive impact on the campus community. Previous members-honoris-causa include the Georgia state senator, two private sector CEOs, and two professors. Established in 1914 at Washington & Lee University (Virginia), ODK is the national leadership honor society. Famous members have included Franklin Roosevelt, Robert Kennedy, Walter Cronkite, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and Cokie Roberts.

Omicron Delta Kappa – Leadership Programs | Georgia College & State University (gcsu.edu)

Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is reserved to those who demonstrate leadership achievements in one of five phases of university life: Scholarship; Athletics; Community service, social and religious activity, and university governance; Journalism and rhetoric; and the creative and performing arts. Members are expected to demonstrate exemplary character, responsible leadership and service in university and community life, superior scholarship, genuine fellowship, and dedication to democratic ideals. Nominations come from within the Georgia College Circle of OΔK.

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“Together We Are Stronger”

After 3 years of not cutting her hair, Sandra from our Strasbourg, France location, donated 47cm of it to the non-profit association “Solidhair”.

This association’s mission is to help cancer patients as well as provide financial aid to patients and their families in need.

It has always been a desire of hers to donate her hair to cancer patients since it is a personal subject close to home for her and her family.

We are proud that Sandra is part of the CEPA team!

March 28, 2022

Meaningful and Personal Support

Many Ukrainians have already arrived in the city of Ingersheim, Germany, and many more are expected to arrive in the coming months.

Currently, the families are staying with private individuals throughout the city, but housing is very limited.

This week, the Leibrecht Family welcomed one Ukrainian refugee family to live in their guest apartment in the Ingersheim Castle, which is also home to the CEPA offices.

A private initiative was also recently started in Ingersheim to offer professional online German courses  free of charge. The courses are financed by donations and the courses will start as soon as possible. If you are interested in supporting this initiative, please contact: gleich@collegium-palatinum.de

Additionally, the Leibrecht Family is also making arrangements to house three additional families in the extra rooms at their castle, Château de Pourtalès, in Strasbourg, France.

Thank you for your support!