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I enjoyed the service-learning experience in the sense that I was immersed in the spanish culture and was forced to speak solely in spanish and with people from the Granada community. I believe that it has made me more confident in my speaking and translating skills.
– Nicole Hammerschlag Ortiz
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