It’s tough to admit that my time in Paris has ended–for now, at least! It was a period of enormous growth for me: academically, personally, and experientially. It never would have happened so smoothly and successfully without CEA as a jumping-off point. This summer, if you had asked me “What are the environmental impacts of the wine industry?” or “Which soft intervention would best add to the architecture of Paris?” or even “Parlez-vous Francais?”, I wouldn’t have an answer to any of them. But now, I’d be happy…

People from across the world flock to Paris for its rich history in art, architecture, and intellectual achievement: its expansive avenues and manicured gardens inspire people in these fields to innovate. It’s the same for me. I felt a draw to Paris’ penchant for self-reflection and found myself feeling more motivated to practice my art than ever before. Paris kept me on my toes. I spent my free time trying to see this magnifique city with a cinematic eye, while still staying true to my personal aesthetic. These…

Some photographic highlights of my favorite course at the CEA Paris Center — The History of Paris: An Architectural Perspective! Dana F. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer in Paris, France. She is currently a junior studying Cinema & Photography at Ithaca College.

I’ve always thought that the beauty of traveling to another country came predominantly from experiencing new cultures and ways of life different than my own. However, after a little more than a week in Prague, I’ve realized that experiencing new cultures isn’t just about living day-to-day, taking pictures of pretty buildings or trying Czech food. No, the way I have learned most about culture during my brief time here so far has been by listening and by observing. Having traveled to a few other countries, I thought I…

Prague’s Top Museums The Czech Republic is home to a dynamic history and rich culture. Communism, art, and existentialism are just a few of the museums motifs and themes throughout Prague. With that being said, I want to show you Prague’s best and liveliest museums, which not only display interesting facts about Prague’s history, but also bring its viewers back in time to central Europe’s magical city. Franz Kafka Museum The Franz Kafka Museum is located just under the Charles Bridge, and is a little hard to find…

Alicia Correa Mañas, a local student at the Universitat Autònoma Barcelonacollaborating with CEA and Mackenzie Gregor, a junior at California University of Pennsylvania, talk about the 48h Open House Barcelona and De Tapes Per Barcelona.  Alicia: Barcelona not only amazes tourists but also locals. Walking around this city you can see how different architectural styles get mixed up together. With the 48h Open House Barcelona  we got the chance to visit for free a building that represents the Catalan aristocracy of the 19th century in its bloom, the…

Well, considering I have reached the halfway point of my study here in Seville, Spain, I think it’s about time I give a little tour of the wonderful city that I have called home for the last two months. One of the reasons that I chose to come to Seville was due to the fact that not only could I study Seville’s architecture and art, but I can also experience everything that I learn in person. Seville has several well-known architectural structures, two of which were constructed during…