Study Abroad Program at Saint Martin’s University Expands

Study Abroad Program at Saint Martin’s University Expands

first_imgSubmitted by Saint Martin’s UniversitySaint Martin’s University study abroad program is expanding to include a wider variety of countries.The Saint Martin’s University Study Abroad program is partnering with a new affiliate provider to add three more host countries to the university’s pre-approved list, as well as provide a broader range of programs designed to ease the application and acceptance process for students.Brazil, Czech Republic and South Africa are the new destinations for Saint Martin’s students as the result of an agreement forged with the CEA Academic Affiliate Program. The CEA was founded in 1997 in Chicago, Illinois as Cultural Experiences Abroad, which is now headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. CEA is an independent service provider that works with foreign universities to provide access to education abroad for U.S. and Canadian undergraduate students interested in exploring global issues in exciting global cities.The organization’s signature Study Abroad Centers in six countries have earned CEA a reputation as an innovator in education abroad.“I am thrilled to be partnering with such a great provider who has carefully selected locations endowed with cultural, political and/or financial significance, as well as academic resources appropriate to North American needs,” says Brenda Burns, study abroad coordinator at Saint Martin’s. “I think these programs hold a wealth of opportunities for our community and I am excited to see students taking advantage of them.”The partnership with CEA also enables Saint Martin’s to offer new programs in several other countries, such as Costa Rica, Spain and Argentina, that have lesser language requirements, thereby easing the way for students who want to study in those locations.“Additionally, since we are an official affiliate program, Saint Martin’s students will automatically receive study abroad scholarships from CEA and will be eligible for several others through the organization,” Burns says.The CEA partnership follows another major step Saint Martin’s took last spring to expand its Study Abroad program by joining the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study overseas by the end of the decade. The University has committed to tripling its number of undergraduate students who study abroad during the next five years.For more information about the CEA Academic Affiliate Program, please visit http://www.ceastudyabroad.com/educators/educator-about.html.Students can also learn more about other education abroad opportunities by visiting the Saint Martin’s University Study Abroad website and by contacting Brenda Burns at bburns@stmartin.edu or at 360-438-4521.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washing­ton. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedic­tine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 25 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes nearly 1,200 under­graduate students and 323 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 350 more students to its extended campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu. Facebook12Tweet0Pin0last_img


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