Want to study abroad in a city where ancient traditions meet cutting-edge modernity? A city that’s one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing? A city that allows you to immerse into East Asian culture, learn Mandarin, and eat amazing food, all while experiencing student life in China’s economic center? Shanghai is the destination for you! Just 150 years ago, Shanghai was a small fishing village; today, it’s China’s most influential commercial center and home to 24+ million people. One look at the waterfront skyline’s blend of ancient and modern, and you’ll understand why Shanghai is the ideal place to witness globalization in action. Shanghai’s rapid growth highlights issues like global trade, communication, cultural change, and access to resources. Choose courses transcripted by the University of Arizona at the CEA Shanghai Center, immerse in Chinese language at our partner Shanghai Normal University, or take courses at East China Normal University’s downtown campus, home to the CEA Shanghai Center.
From the majestic courtyards and mosaics of the Alhambra to the lush gardens of the Palacio del Generalife, Granada’s cultural, artistic, and historic heritage has been shaped by centuries of diverse influences. Today, Granada´s culture reflects its Christian, Arabic, Romani, and Jewish roots in a model of mutually respectful, multicultural living. Often described as a fairytale city, Granada offers one of the most prestigious universities in Europe, a contrasting mix of tradition and modernity, vibrant nightlife, and countless cultural and recreational activities. The city is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, just 44 miles from the warm waters of the Mediterranean. CEA Granada integrates local resources and cross-cultural learning, helping you engage and immerse with the host culture while experiencing aspects of local life that most visitors to this welcoming city don’t see.
Av 9, San José, Costa Rica
From prestigious universities to hip gastropubs, a vibrant artistic culture to a booming music scene, San José blends urban color and stunning natural beauty; more than 800 miles of coastline and acres of lush rainforests lie just a short drive from this diverse metropolitan center. When you’re studying abroad in San José, your immersion opportunities are limitless: You can hike on a volcano, explore the rainforest, and get up-close-and-personal with sloths. You can hone your Spanish skills, gain career-boosting experience, and build marketable skills in an internship. You can give back to your host community through volunteering, learn new dance moves, and lounge on the beach (Pacific or Caribbean? Take your pick!) Choose from a range of academic offerings in fields uniquely suited for study in San José, like International Business, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Spanish Language.