In a session at the Forum on Education Abroad Conference in Boston, MA, our Academic Director, Marketa Lepicovsky, shared her research on using AI to create education abroad prediction models and assigning the top word categories that best predict faculty-led program success.

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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 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.


Uli Leibrecht

Executive Director

CEPA GmbH and CEPA Foundation