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

CEPA is going to attend the NAFSA Annual Conference from May 26-31, 2019 in Washington, DC. Don’t miss the great opportunity to meet with us in person!

We welcome your meeting request to learn more about your study abroad initiatives and goals for 2019/2020 and beyond.

Schedule your meeting with Uli Leibrecht or stop by our booth #1701.

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CEPA  is your trusted partner in Europe for undergraduate and graduate level faculty-led programs, semester and summer abroad programs as well as service learning programs in Guatemala.

A collective presence at the conference

We are excited to be exhibiting with our wonderful partners from the Global Learning Collective. The resources and power of this consortium enables us to expand the destinations for high-quality faculty-led programs to nearly every area of the world, including Africa, Asia, and South America. Get to know us better and visit our booth #1701!

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This year, CEPA will attend the Forum’s 15th Annual Conference in Denver as a member of the Global Learning Collective.

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The Global Learning Collective represents a collaboration of five independent organizations that share similar values and the same commitment for meaningful international education:

  • CEPA – offering faculty-led programs in Europe
  • Asia Institute – offering faculty-led programs in Asia
  • Athena – offering programs for individual students across the world
  • Campus B – offering faculty-led programs in Latin America
  • EDU Africa – offering faculty-led programs in Africa

We are excited to share more information with you about it.

Date: March 27-29, 2019
Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

If you haven’t scheduled an appointment, yet, make sure to stop by and visit us in the Exhibition Hall: TABLE #32

Safe travels and I’m looking forward to seeing you in Denver,

Uli Leibrecht - CEPA Director and Founder
Uli Leibrecht
Director, CEPA
Email: uli@cepa-abroad.org
Phone: +49 (0) 7142 – 95 65 36
Skype: uli.leibrecht

We are excited to announce that Uli Leibrecht, Founder and Director of CEPA, will be one of the panelists at the “Re-Imagine: Innovations in Global Education” Conference.

The conference is hosted by Asia Institute in conjunction with NAFSA in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. It will highlight key innovations in the global education field, by bringing together provosts, deans, directors, faculty leaders, and advisors.

Panel: Innovations in Study Abroad
This panel will focus on innovations in the study abroad field. Panelists will share their best practices for innovative experiential programming, with a focus on results-based outcomes.


  • Ulrike Leibrecht, Founder and Director, CEPA
  • Cory Smith, Assistant Director, Faculty-Led Programs, University of Cincinnati
  • Kristen M. Cohen, Assistant Director, International Programs, Stetson University College of Law

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: 12:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: American Institute of Architects – Center for Architecture and Design
Address: 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (across from the Philadelphia Convention Center)

For more information, please visit the Asia Institute website.