Study Abroad

CEA Internships

UW-L has joined with CEA as an affiliate institution to expand our internship opportunities for students. CEA is a provider that works with U.S. and Canadian campuses to provide a full service study abroad experience.

  • Onsite staff when you arrive and throughout your stay in every one of their program locations. They will be your academic advisors, support counselors, and excursion coordinators.
  • To make arriving more comfortable for you, CEA welcome students at the airport and provide transfer to their housing.
  • To help you familiarize yourself with your new environment, onsite staff will lead an in-depth orientation session and a tour of the city.
  • CEA encourages students to become involved in activities outside the classroom with the help of the onsite staff. CEA will organize social and cultural activities, short excursions to nearby places of interest, overnight trips within the host country, and even social dinners at local establishments.

CEA offers English and non-English speaking internships in countries such as Australia, Costa Rica, Ireland, the United Kingdom.  To determine your preferred placement site in your area of interest, check out CEA’s search engine.  These placements can range from four weeks to an academic year.

Students are required to pay, directly to CEA, a non-refundable application fee when applying to the program. Students are also required to pay the CEA confirmation fee and purchase their insurance plan. The remaining program fee will be billed to your UW-L student account and can be paid as you normally pay your tuition bill.  The program fee includes the following: (UW participants add a $600 administrative fee.)

  • Tuition and Administrative Fees
  • Housing
  • Meal Plan or Stipend

The UW-L Administrative Fee includes the following:

  • Pre-payment of program fees on your behalf
  • Preparation of Financial Aid Budgets
  • Orientation to Study Abroad Class*
  • Registration while abroad in INS 300: Foreign Study to maintain your registration at UW-L
  • Transfer of Credit Processing
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • Study Abroad Graduation Sash

Financial Aid is applicable to program fees

*Students are required to participate in the one credit INS 250 Orientation class the semester prior to the start of their internship.  Students must make room in their schedule to accommodate this additional credit.  [Those students who have studied abroad previously are exempt from this requirement.]

CEA Internships


Office of International Education
1209 Centennial Hall
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601 USA
Telephone: 608-785-8016 Fax: 608-785-8923 E-Mail: