There’s no doubt that when you study abroad you’re going to want to do some traveling. As much as you love your host city, there’s so many other places to see and visit. Going on a small trip does take some planning, but it’s definitely manageable and can easily be in your budget. Here’s how to organize a successful mini-trip while abroad: Select Your Destination There are so many beautiful and fascinating places to visit. Get inspired by looking on Pinterest, go to your dream country, or take…

CEA surpassed all of my dreams of what a study abroad program could be. From amazing teachers who want to give you their worldly knowledge to tapas classes taught by some of the best chefs in Barcelona, CEA really had it all. One of my favorite parts of CEA was the AICAP program. Academic Integrated Cultural Activities Programs, helps you connect your experiences outside the classroom with the content you learn in class. For a small deposit, CEA students are given the option to attend additional trips, whether…

When studying abroad in Barcelona, it is almost impossible not to fall in love with the land of endless sunshine and adventure.  With its incredible food scene, close proximity to the beach, vibrant culture and nightlife, it is very easy to get swept up in the excitement.  For those of us traveling on a college budget, these expenses can quickly pile up.  Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities to experience the thriving atmosphere of Barcelona without breaking the bank! Take advantage of Barcelona’s beautiful outdoor spaces There are…

CEA interviewed an Aix-en-Provence alumnae to get a sense of how study or internship abroad programs impact the career success, personal and professional development of post-international education students. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 below. There is no day-to-day & its exciting CEA: What are you doing now, and what is your typical routine at GoAbroad? Any other fun positions you had prior to this? These days I’m the Content and Digital Media Manager/Editor at GoAbroad. Before my full time position with GoAbroad, I did a little…

CEA interviewed an Aix-en-Provence alumnae to get a sense of how study or internship abroad programs impact the career success, personal and professional development of post-international education students. Read Part 1 below.  First, I want to give you a little insight into my background, and how studying abroad was the perfect storm to set my career on track. I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. It’s an actually-kind-of-big city right on the border of the U.S. and Mexico—just across the river from Ciudad Juarez. I think…

When someone thinks of studying abroad, the usual thought process is: “I’ll have an amazing experience, put things on my résumé, and come home with great stories.” Both Mason and I left to France in January of 2011 (from two different states, MN and TX) with the same mentality. While we both knew that studying abroad was already a great choice, we had no idea that we would end up engaged in 2017. Opening ourselves to a new experience in a new country, being willing to experience a…

The concept of studying abroad is to take your domestic education to an international level; to learn and to contribute to the educational process in a foreign setting. This becomes difficult when culturally different groups shy away from the challenge for a variety of reasons. In the perspective of an African American, the major obstacle that keeps us from studying abroad are financial, but there are also factors such as psychological roadblocks that are subconsciously created through environmental influence. If these barriers were overcome, many more African Americans…

You just landed in your study abroad destination, your home for the next small chunk of your life. You’re probably sleep deprived, nervous, excited and don’t quite know where to begin. Here’s a small list that might help you make the adjustment and the most out of your first week in a new city. Get situated When you land in your destination, there’s unfortunately a lot of logistical issues to tackle. Yes, you’re about to embark on an amazing adventure, but it’s not a total vacation. You still…

This time last year I was beginning a five month adventure where I lived in Seville, Spain and I took on the world by traveling to surrounding cities and countries. The cities and cultures that I experienced taught me a lot about culture and behavior, but as it turns out, I also taught a lesson or two of my own. A lesson about what it means to be Black. Even though I was with hundreds of other Americans who were abroad in Seville, my “minority” status still stuck…

Former Alumni Ambassador at University of Utah, Forrest, takes us through her top five reasons to study abroad with CEA in Granada, Spain. As if the tapas weren’t enough! Forrest R. is a CEA alumnae. She studied abroad in Granada, Spain in the Spring of 2016. She is currently studying Communications at University of Utah.