If you are the type to explore the outdoors, seek adventure and looking to change your scenery, the French Riviera will give you the fix that you are looking for! Here are some tips and facts about some outdoor activities in a place where I called home, Antibes, France. Snorkeling Under the crystal blue waters of Cote d’Azur, you will find similar fish, coral and other sea creatures from the Caribbean. Except: there are no sharks to be careful of while snorkeling off the shores of Antibes! The…

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…

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.

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One of the best parts of studying abroad in Europe was being able to travel to a different country every weekend because they are all only a few hour plane ride away! Plus being in such a central location with an amazing international airport like Barcelona, you are given unprecedented access to almost anywhere you could want to go. What I didn’t realize was how hard it was going to be to narrow down where to go each weekend! So I decided to make future study abroad students…

Here are my first thoughts upon arriving in Barcelona. Hopefully after reading this, your questions will be answered! How am I ever going to learn my way around? Barcelona was one of the biggest European cities I had ever been to. When I arrived it was dark and I could not actually see how widely the city expanded. I came to understand that I lived pretty much as far away from the ocean as they could have placed me. But with Barcelona’s amazing transportation systems, it was really…

Almost exactly 4 months ago I was about to come back home to the States and I was NOT excited about it. Just like most people, I loved my study abroad, and I had been gone for almost a full year, I could barely remember what life back home was supposed to be like. I had made wonderful new friends and had a lot of new adventures, I didn’t want to go back to where none of these things were. This is why I decided to be an…

My name is Ana Gilbert and I am CEA’s first On-Site Ambassador in Barcelona for the summer of 2016! In May, I graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota with a major in Operations & Supply Chain Management and a minor in Communications. I first got the travel bug when I visited my sister in 2008, who was studying in Florence. I was only in high school, but the trip left a huge impression on me. I loved the vibrant city streets, the loud culture, and…

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In the United States, our connection to the Internet is not even dependent on the actual Internet connection. No Wifi? That’s what data is for, right? Before I studied abroad, I was guilty of taking advantage of my free data (or, if I went over, my fairly cheap data). Of course, I was most appreciative of my campus’s free Wifi that provided me with a steady stream of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and email updates all day long. I didn’t consider myself completely dependent on Wifi, but when you…

As the first Prague On-Site Ambassador, I will share with you my tips for success on landing your perfect internship. In my case, it was having the ability to work at the place I previously studied abroad! 1. Do your research What is the company passionate about? What goal do they want to achieve? What is most important to them? Do they want to spread awareness on ways to help the environment? Do they want to influence how people connect with each other on social media? Is your…