Testimonials

Read what study abroad administrators and faculty have to say about EEAbroad.


Jazz study in Cuba
 
Our trip to Cuba was exactly what I wanted for myself and the students. Claire and her staff were excellent in regards to planning, executing, and arranging all of our wants for our music educational trip to Cuba. Can’t wait to go back!
— Jeffrey Lewis, Professor of Jazz Studies, San Jose State University
 

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EEAbroad staff were phenomenal at addressing all of our program needs from the program’s inception, to its execution, and following it’s completion.
— Brendan Buckland, Spanish Teacher, The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

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Housing facilities were great, and Vedado was a wonderful neighborhood. It felt very Cuban (as opposed to touristy) and safe. Wonderful staff ‐ accommodating, reliable, responsive, helpful, knowledgeable, and willing to help all situations that came up. EEAbroad staff really made the trip!
— Sarah Friedman, Group Leader, New York University

 
EEAbroad staff and guides were not just tour leaders and interpreters...they became like part of our school family, and the trip would not have been the same without them. They went above and beyond in insuring our students were happy, healthy, safe and getting the experiences they desired from this trip. I know a lot of work had to go into this seamlessness between transitions from classroom, to site visit, to meals and trips.
— Karen Aderer, Clinical Instructor, School of Social Work, University of Southern Mississippi

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EEAbroad was a very strong educational experience for our students. The staff was always available and helpful, and they took great care to create meaningful educational and cultural experiences every day of the trip.
— Dr. Michael Austin, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of Evansville

 
I had the pleasure working with Claire Kelly to set up an agricultural course in Cuba. There are so many details that have to be worked out given the nature of the relationship between Cuba and the United States and Claire was very receptive to our needs and she and her staff worked professionally to address them. I highly recommend working with EEAbroad.
— Frank Mangan, PhD Extension faculty, UMass Amherst

 
Claire Kelly was instrumental in making Luther College’s first short-term program in Cuba reality. When we first discussed the possibility of this course, I was unsure that we could design a program that met all of our academic requirements— especially given the novelty of study abroad programs in Cuba. But Claire made it happen. Her expertise and positivity, as well as her willingness to work over every single detail, ensured that the program was a very successful academic and cultural experience for my students.
— Prof. Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Luther College

Finca Omar
 
Claire orchestrated the first trip to Cuba for me and my colleagues in an impeccable manner. Her attention to detail, extensive knowledge of the sociocultural landscape of Cuba, purposeful selection of experienced and engaging Cuban personnel, and excellent choice of projects provided us with a tantalizing and memorable experience. Due to budgetary constraints, this program had myriads of challenges. Yet, with Claire’s impressive array of interpersonal skills, including calmness, accessibility, humor, and empathy, she rose to every occasion and helped us achieve our program goal.
— Prof. Davies E. Bellamy, University of Evansville

 
The participating faculty now consider Sira to be a good friend and we would not travel to Cuba without her. Sira anticipated our needs, listened to our requests, and added special touches that made the trip a life-changing experience. She and Claire Kelly were both responsive, energetic, and creative in working with us to ensure a successful and meaningful educational experience. They made the planning process easy and stress-free, and they helped to create a wonderful adventure!
— Dr. David A. Reilly, Chair & Professor of Political Science Director, International Studies Program, Niagara University

 
Claire Kelly was an important factor in the success of the College’s faculty-led study abroad. From the planning through final execution, Claire was on spot on with all details and management aspects for us. Her ability to incorporate our initial ideas into the program planning and deliver a program that reflected our vision was a key driver to the realization of a program that was timely, focused, and relevant to our students.
— Stephen Ferst, Executive Director, Center for Global Engagement, College of Staten Island