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I remember my first day of my flute lessons at the Schola Cantorum vividly. I was still adjusting to my new lifestyle in Paris and then I had new repertoire to learn right off the bat. What a way to be thrown in!
– Melissa Saternus
Bradley University

parent testimonials

With more than 40 years of study abroad experience, Central College Abroad has gained a reputation for its exceptional study abroad opportunities and quality personal service to all students, schools and families. Don't just take our word - read what other parents have to say!

High praise

"We have been very impressed with the entire study abroad program.  This has been a once in a lifetime event that our daughter has truly enjoyed.  If anyone ever asked us about the Merida program, we would truly give it high praise."

Bill and Norine Urban,
Parents of Elizabeth Urban, Central College

Global Understanding

"I just wanted to thank you and the program for Kyle's incredible experience in Granada. He thought it was amazing and he was exposed to important aspects of global understanding as well as a good immersion in Spanish. I am thrilled as he is."

Lucy Bermingham,
Parent of Kyle Bermingham, Roger Wiliams University

Balance of support and independence

"My family just returned from a visit with our daughter who is studying in London.  I wanted to pass on how impressed we were with the program there and congratulate you on doing such a great job!  She is learning many life skills about getting around in a huge city, budgeting her money and time, cooking her own meals, etc.  That’s all in addition to exposure to a different culture and enjoying all the wonderful things about England.  The students have a good balance of support along with a great deal of independence.  Our other daughter, who is seventeen, was along with us, and we’re hoping she’ll be studying abroad somewhere in the future as well! Thank you for offering this great opportunity."

Jenni Patty, Merida, Yucatan alumna,
Parent of Lisa Patty, Central College

Wonderful experience

"Brad and I would like to express our great appreciation for the Central College abroad program. [Our daughter] Jennifer has had a such a wonderful experience this semester in Wales.  Tecwyn [her resident director] has been an awesome leader for them!  We are looking forward to Jennifer's return next week to hear all about her time there.  Thank you!" 

Brad and Claudia Brammer
Parents of Jennifer Brammer, Central College