Custom Programs &
Global Solutions

Looking to expand your global initiatives? We can help. Whether your goals are on-site or online, we have experienced staff and established centers all over the globe. Together with our parent organization, Academic Travel Abroad, our competencies extend far beyond study abroad. We offer a broad spectrum of services that span consulting, financial management and compliance, alumni cultivation and event planning, continuing and professional education, inbound students, virtual learning and internships, and even high school and bridge programs. Let us help you meet the challenges of today and fulfill your institution’s strategic priorities surrounding internationalization, global engagement, international enrollment management, and alumni engagement.

Internationalize with CET

Collaboration is Key

We understand that each institution has its own framework and priorities for global engagement, and we welcome the challenges and innovations that close collaboration can bring. When working with a partner, our strategy for success is genuine, two-way collaboration. We work with you to craft a strategy–and programs and services that deliver on it–that meet your unique needs, and we welcome the creative offerings that our partners bring to our own portfolio. Helping you to grow and expand helps us to do the same.

Your Trusted Resource in the US and Abroad

Working internationally comes with its own set of challenges, like observing foreign laws, working with local governments, dealing with global or regional crises, or navigating different cultures and languages. With over 70 years of operation and counting, we’ve already done the heavy lifting. We are legally registered and compliant in all countries where we run programs. With decades of on-the-ground experience, robust response procedures, and staff that are carefully trained in crisis prevention and management, you can trust us with your global initiatives.

Meet Your International Goals

Your goals are wide-ranging and ambitious—increasing the number of students studying abroad and increasing the numbers of international students on your campus, establishing your own centers around the world, and supporting faculty research and exchange. Partnership could mean anything from consulting to customized study abroad programs to faculty development, or even alumni cultivation. No matter where you are in the process or how ambitious your internationalization goals are, we can help. With your ideas and our decades of experience—in program development, student life, legal and financial compliance, risk management and emergency response, and institutional relationships abroad—we can support you in whatever direction you want to go.

One Partner, Endless Possibilities

We’ve got what you need for internationalization support. Here are just a few ways we could work together: 

Student-Facing Programming

CET offers customized study abroad programs around the globe. Whether your program is 2 weeks or 15 weeks, we work in close conjunction with you to bring your vision to life. Customized programs can operate at any time of the year, offer as much or as little support as you need, and operate at any CET site around the world. Learn more about collaborating with CET on custom programs.

Looking to help students engage internationally even while they are studying at home? Programs can focus on area studies, intensive language, and even virtual internships. CET has vast placement networks in Greater China, Jordan, Vietnam, and the Czech Republic that can be put to work for you and your students. Offer a virtual internship as a complement to online instruction or as a gap year option for incoming students. Placements may be available in a variety of fields from computer science to non-profit management, from public health to political science.

COVID-19 is disrupting higher education for international students around the world. CET is prepared to help you offer in-person, residential experiences for international students in their home countries—allowing them to continue their educations, and you to maintain international student enrollments until they can return to campus.

We currently have three study abroad programs formed in Shanghai, Beijing, and Ho Chi Minh City for students unable to return to the US for the fall term. For 2021, we are developing two additional programs for international students in Brazil and Florence. Students at all programs will take CET-taught undergraduate courses—with the potential to direct-enroll for a broader spectrum of course offerings—and have 24/7 staff support. We are open to discussing custom academic offerings, support for online coursework, or cohort-based student life programming can as needed by your institution. Learn more about study abroad programs for your international students

Whether your students enroll in CET’s  programs for international students at a CET center or take online coursework abroad though your university, CET can execute in-person affinity-building activities that offer students a sense of community and connection to their home campus. From a special streaming party for convocation to setting up logistics for a group hike on mountain day, CET can assist in keeping your special, institution-specific traditions alive with students even as they are abroad. 

Examples of possible activities:
•  Orientation activities for first-year students
•  Bonding activities for your university cohort
•  Interactions with your local alumni network in the form of panels/lectures, networking events, and site visits
•  Themed activities and excursions exclusively for your university cohort: day, weekend, or fall break trips
•  Organizational support for university traditions that students may not want to miss

Support Services & Alumni Programming

As your university aims to resume international travel for students, staff, and faculty, you will likely be faced with many questions surrounding safety protocol, how to prepare for the next crisis, and how to safely resume faculty-led programming. Let CET help your institution with a COVID-19 response debrief, drafting of policies, or recommendations on structuring a health and safety position for your office. Learn more about health and safety consulting from CET.

CET’s deep networks around the world can benefit your international recruitment strategy. Whether you need direct recruitment support or supporting services for incoming international students, we can work with you to design programs that meet your needs.

Examples of past programs include an Inbound Summer Program in DC for Chinese Students, the Wellesley College Road Trip for International Students, and the Kalamazoo College Scholarship for Chinese International Students.

CET has developed programs from scratch since our beginning in 1982. We can put that experience to work for you, developing policies, procedures, and best practices for your office, your centers abroad, and your faculty-led programs, and advising on local hiring, curriculum development, and host partner relations.

Past consulting clients include the Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Office of International Programs.

Academic Travel Abroad, CET’s parent organization, has designed alumni travel programs for decades, working with institutions such as Yale University, MIT, and the University of Virginia to deepen ties to their alumni and cultivate donors through educational travel.

CET’s parent organization, Academic Travel Abroad, specializes in designing educational travel programs that connect donors to your university in deeper, more meaningful ways. 

Partners include the National Museum of American History and Brookings Institution.

Hosting an international conference or event? CET can take care of the planning and logistics. From on-the-ground arrangements to attendee registration, use CET resources in the US and abroad to make your event a success.

Past conferences include 2018 Babson Connect Worldwide in Madrid, Spain and the 2019 Career Integration Conference, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center.

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