In 2006, University of New Haven President Steven H. Kaplan and CEA CEO Brian Boubek signed an agreement through which the University of New Haven became CEA’s “school of record.” Through this partnership, students who complete courses at CEA Study Abroad Centers – located in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, Paris, Rome, Seville, and Shanghai – earn University of New Haven credits on University of New Haven transcripts.
Criteria for faculty hire, course design and approval, course credit and grading, and student assessment are consistent with those on the University of New Haven campus and with the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIHE/NEASC), which approves the School of Record agreement. In addition, a standing University of New Haven committee reviews and approves:
CEA produces a self-study for each Study Abroad Center on a fixed schedule, followed by a rigorous on-site team review conducted by the University of New Haven and utilizing (as of 2011) an external evaluator.
In partnership with CEA Study Abroad Centers in Italy and Spain, the University of New Haven is a member of the Association of American University Programs in Italy (AACUPI) and the Association of North American University Programs in Spain (APUNE).
As of 2015, CEA successfully completed the Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) through the Forum on Education Abroad and were found to be meeting the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. CEA's QUIP recognition highlights their commitment to enhancing academic integrity, improving local operations and international programming, continual compliance, and ongoing evaluation of policies and procedures.
The University of New Haven is proud of its partnership with CEA, and pleased to extend the academic rigor of our West Haven, Connecticut campus to CEA Study Abroad Centers, a special manifestation of UNH’s global reach that benefits all students. For more information about the UNH/CEA partnership and CEA’s study abroad programs, please visit the CEA website.