We recognize that study abroad at the high school/pre-college level is a family affair. We hope that parents/guardians and students will discuss personal and academic goals and consider options together. While we encourage students to take responsibility for the application and pre-departure process as well as for their engagement in the program itself, we also welcome parent inquiries and questions throughout the entire study abroad experience. CET staff are available to assist with program selection, academic concerns, financial questions, health and safety, and any other topics. We know that parents need to feel confidence in the program while fostering a sense of independence for young adults.
Health & Safety
With over 30 years of experience in study abroad, CET has a strong track record with risk and crisis management. We rely on careful planning and preparation, well-trained overseas staff with local knowledge and contacts, professional resources in the US and abroad, and regular review and communication about potential issues.
Your program fees include travel health insurance through GeoBlue. Insurance is comprehensive and includes evacuation coverage for both individual medical emergencies and movement of the group in case of changing realities on the ground. On site, we provide up-to-date information about local health facilities and assist you in accessing them should any health issues need to be addressed. In-network facilities bill GeoBlue directly so there’s no need to pay out of pocket.
Crisis Management & Communication
The health and safety of students is our first priority and we recognize the importance of communication with parents. CET staff are available through our 24/7 on-call system to provide support should any health, safety, or security concerns arise during the program.
Diversity & Inclusion
CET believes in making study abroad accessible to all students. We recruit and actively support academically qualified students of all races, religions, origins, abilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations, ensuring a welcoming, hospitable program environment that promotes student learning. Program-specific information on diversity, inclusion, and accessibility is available for our gap programs in China, Italy, Japan, and Jordan.
Full-Time, Bilingual, On-Site Staff
Each program is staffed by full-time, on-site professionals familiar with the location and fluent in the local language. All staff are available to assist and support students throughout their term abroad, from in-country orientation through the end of the program and beyond. Resident staff provide a bridge between our students and the local community. Academic staff supervise the curriculum, manage the faculty, and monitor courses.