As the Director of Academic Affairs, Dr. Paige E. Sindt oversees and actively manages the day-to-day operations of CEA’s Academic Affairs team and provides leadership for global academic endeavors.
Dr. Sindt is responsible for CEA’s ongoing relationship and accountabilities with its School of Record, the University of New Haven (UNH). Paige works closely with Academic Deans, Program Development, University Relations and International Academic and Operational Staff to guide the development of academic policies and procedures for all CEA Study Abroad Centers with adherence to Standards of Good Practice in education abroad. In her role, Paige also oversees program development, management and faculty/staff training for CEA’s Early College/First-Year study abroad programs.
Paige joined CEA as the Director of Custom Programs in 2008, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of custom group and faculty-led initiatives, including overall program planning, development and management for over 60 programs offered in partnership with numerous U.S. colleges and universities. Prior to joining CEA, Dr. Sindt served as an instructor and administrator at Arizona State University, working in study abroad, student development, academic affairs and first-year student programs.
Dr. Sindt earned her Doctorate in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies in Higher Education at Arizona State University. Her dissertation entitled, “Internationalization and Higher Education: Understanding the Impact of Short-Term Study Abroad” examines institutional impact and individual student learning outcomes of participation in study abroad, with a particular focus on short-term programs. Dr. Sindt also holds a Master’s degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Arizona State University. Her B.A. in Psychology and Spanish is from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Paige’s passion for education abroad first began in high school on a volunteer program to Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, and continued during college as a study abroad student in Guatemala and Mexico. She also served as a civilian youth counselor for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps and was stationed in Japan, Italy and Germany.