In 2006, UNH President Steven H. Kaplan and CEA CEO Brian Boubek signed an agreement through which UNH 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 UNH credits on UNH transcripts.
Criteria for faculty hire, course design and approval, course credit and grading, and student assessment are consistent with those on the UNH 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 UNH committee reviews and approves:
- all faculty and directors at CEA’s eight Study Abroad Centers;
- all CEA Study Abroad Center courses taught by CEA staff; and
- all significant course modifications.
CEA produces a self-study for each Study Abroad Center on a fixed schedule, followed by a rigorous on-site team review conducted by UNH and utilizing (as of 2011) an external evaluator.
In partnership with CEA Study Abroad Centers in Italy and Spain, UNH 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.
UNH 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.