Students from West Virginia University took part in a service learning study abroad program in Vuelta Grande, Guatemala from June 3 – 11, 2023. The program was organized by CEPA Foundation together with the local organization on-site Free Hearts Foundation-Fundacion Corazones Libres
March 8, 2022
Uli Leibrecht, Executive Director, is pleased to welcome Marketa Lepicovsky, Ph.D. as Academic Director to the CEPA team in Germany, effective March 1, 2022.
In this new management position, Marketa will provide superb leadership while introducing fresh ideas and perspectives across the entire CEPA portfolio of programs, services, and initiatives.
By overseeing and upholding CEPA’s commitment to excellence, she will foster ongoing relationships with study abroad staff, faculty, and administrators at partner institutions to continually ensure the academic quality of faculty-led, summer, and semester study abroad programs.
Marketa joins the team with more than 16 years of experience in international and higher education. Prior to joining CEPA, she managed international education and study abroad programs in both Germany and in the Czech Republic, including student services and teaching.
She earned her Master’s Degree in Art Education from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Ohio State University. Most recently, she had the unique opportunity to live in Taiwan where she obtained a Ph.D. in Business Administration at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.
We are excited to welcome her into this vital role at CEPA and are confident that her exceptional experience and strengths will further advance the excellence of our team and organization.
CEPA GmbH and CEPA Foundation
We are pleased to announce that CEPA made a donation of €25,000 to the organization “Kindern eine Chance e.V.” to support its charitable project in Vuelta Grande, Guatemala.
Situated in the heart of Sacatepéquez County, the Mayan village “Vuelta Grande” is located only a few miles from Antigua. Almost 50% of the total population live under the poverty line and have little or no access to public health care, education, and social welfare.
“Building an education center, obtaining medical support, installing new smoke-reducing stoves are just a few of the wonderful project that we’ve been fortunate to be a part of,” said Uli Leibrecht, Director of CEPA. “We are very proud of what we have already achieved over the past 10 years.” Carmen Dötterer, Vice Chairwomen of Kindern eine Chance e.V. commented: “We are thrilled to receive such a generous donation from CEPA. We are so grateful for their commitment to our project in Vuelta Grande and look forward to continue our close relationship.”
Since 1997, CEPA has successfully offered customized faculty-led group programs and educationally focused itineraries for university professors and students.
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Carbon emissions (CO2e) resulting from CEPA’s activities during the period from January to December 2021 have been calculated at 42 tons. CEPA’s carbon footprint has been offset by planting native trees at the Osa Conservation Area in Costa Rica, one of the most biologically intense places on earth.