Study Abroad

CEPA Foundation - Connecting cultures and transforming lives

Fall and Spring
Study in FRANCE

European Study Center (ESC)
in Strasbourg

Fall and Spring Semesters
Intercultural Leadership Summer Program

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Virtual Experiences

Virtual Experiences

Broad range of experiences tailored to your course

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Global Virtual Internship

Global Virtual Internship

8-week project based internship with companies abroad

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SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

Merit and Need Based Financial Support

Affiliate Grants Ambassador Awards

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SERVICE LEARNING

SERVICE LEARNING

Faculty-led programs in Guatemala

Volunteer and Educational Programs

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SERVICE LEARNING

SERVICE LEARNING

Study abroad programs in Costa Rica

Volunteer and Awareness Programs, Biodiversity and Ecosystems

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FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS

FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS

Customize your program to fit your academic needs

Work with us 1-on-1

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AFFILIATE PARTNERS

AFFILIATE PARTNERS

Benefits of a Partnership

Support for study abroad
Grants for your students

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WEBINARS

WEBINARS

Free academic webinars for the education abroad community

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CARBON REDUCTION AND OFFSETTING

CARBON REDUCTION AND OFFSETTING

Sustainable Study Abroad

The Carbon Neutral Certificate, issued by Green Initiative, is the main certification of climate responsibility that recognizes the achievement of neutralization of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, of CEPA organization and services.

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Leadership

CEPA Foundation - Building transatlantic networks and professional development

What we do


  • Encourage global leadership skills and professional and personal development
  • Foster cross-cultural understanding and competencies
  • Facilitate intercultural dialog among Americans and Europeans through our transatlantic networks

"Castle Talks"

International Symposium


Strasbourg, France
Global Institute for (core) Values and Education (GIVE)

Global Engagement

Volunteer and Charitable Projects

Volunteer and Charitable Projects

Guatemala

Helping Mayan families in need

What we do and our impact


  • Improve the access to safe water through construction and installation of water filters (immediately and more sustainable filters) as well as access to more efficient stoves for every family
  • Provide workshops led by nutritional experts to promote healthy living
  • Offer continuing education seminars for women
  • Continue to offer the clinic supervised by a local board-certified physician once to twice per week, and also being able to ensure a supply of required/necessary medication
  • Sponsor children to continue their education (after the 6th class) at the school in Antigua and making continuing education a possibility
  • With the children continuing to go to school, they will regularly receive meals from the school
  • Through the opportunities that the children of the village will come to have they can recognize the value of continuing their education and helping their community
  • Improve the overall hygienic situation and providing them with waterless toilets for the village to use
  • Offer continuing education seminars for women
Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan

Costa Rica

Climate smart initiatives to reduce Co2 emissions

What we do and our impact


  • Operate as a Carbon Neutral Study Abroad Organization
  • Support Rainforest and Ecosystem Conservation Projects
  • Offer Carbon-Offsetting Options for our Students and Faculty
  • CEPA is listed on the UN website as an official signatory of the initiative.
  • By supporting our partner in Costa Rica who is planting, monitoring, and maintaining the trees, we are not only reducing our carbon footprint, but also protecting the region's biodiversity and creating new jobs which, in turn, will help discourage illegal logging.

Contact us

    RSS CEPA Foundation News
    • Columbus State University Donates Stoves to our project in Guatemala April 20, 2022
      We are excited to report that our university partner Columbus State University, generously donated funds to purchase 20 smoke reducing ecological stoves for the communities of La Cumbre, Vuelta Grande, and La Colorada. Most people in these communities usually keep an open fire inside their homes to prepare their food. These stoves are made with […]
      Uli Leibrecht
    RSS International Insights Student Blog
    • La Vie en France February 28, 2022
      The post La Vie en France first appeared on Stories from Strasbourg.
      Devin Clark
    • I’ve Never Felt More Alone than I do in France: Why That’s a Good Thing February 9, 2022
      By: Lauren Krueger When I decided that I was going to move to Strasbourg, I immediately thought of all the thingsthat could go wrong. I was excited, sure, but my mind overflowed with questions. What if Idon’t make any friends? What if I can’t speak … The post I’ve Never Felt More Alone than I do […]
      Lauren Krueger
    • I Left My Heart in Heidelberg March 25, 2020
      Last summer was the most life changing experience for me. Participating in the European Study Center’s Intercultural Leadership program was the most rewarding experience of my college journey. From the first day I arrived, I felt an openness to the world that I had not … The post I Left My Heart in Heidelberg first appeared […]
      Dajee Lyles