This week a group of CEA students had the opportunity to meet with Tanya C. Anderson, Consul General of the United States to Barcelona, as part of the mentorship component of our Career Development Seminar.  Ms. Anderson spoke at length about her career in the Foreign Service, highlighting her work with cultural programs and media relations in Morocco and Egypt.   She went on to describe her posting to the Philippines, where she sought means of maximizing the impact of limited aid budgets in South East Asia by cooperating…

  When you leave a spanish class at the University of Delaware, you can’t run into a foreigner and practice what you have just learned. You can here. At Boston College, you won’t be able to relate to your cultural interactions course with your everyday life. You can here. And at the University of Miami, Northwestern University, UCF, UMD, UVM, FSU, and yes, even Nassau County Community College, you can’t leave your art history class and go see the painting in real life later that day. You can…

Kenneth Wallach University of Delaware CEA Mojo – Barcelona

                 The word housing comes with a million questions: what roommate am I going to pick to clean up my trash? How many times a month are we going to have to autograph the bottom of a check? Where’s the nearest late-night fast food spot? The crucial questions are hard to answer back at my university, but here, luckily, CEA did an amazing job of helping me along every step of the way.                         It was easy. We chose either to request…

On the surface, Barcelona is in many ways a model of the 21st-century city with a multicultural population and streets filled with innovation, arts and modernity. However, lying below ground in different parts of the city are refugis aeris, public air raid shelters, constructed during the Spanish Civil War. They bear testament to the years between 1937 and 1939, when Barcelona became the first cities in the world whose civilian population was targeted for attacks from the air, despite the fact that the fighting of the war was…

Storytelling fervor, study abroad passion, a spark of ingenuity – the ingredients of a CEA MOJO. A CEA what?! A MOJO, also known as a mobile journalist, possesses the stuff of creative geniuses, determined to share stories of all kinds through a multitude of different channels. Amongst the students currently abroad this Spring 2012 semester in Buenos Aires, Prague, London, Paris, Florence, Rome, Barcelona, Granada, Madrid and Seville, CEA’s on the hunt for those interested in assuming this role as a CEA MOJO. What’s the job entail?  What…

Night. Lamp-lit streets. A soft, sweet-scented breeze grazes the air as the fading sound of a guitar melody streams down the cobblestone walkway. In one direction lies a rectangular-shaped plaza crawling with life of all ages, and in the other sits a quiet cafe, nestled between the grizzled bricks of the old buildings. One of the many nights I spent in the streets of Madrid.  Commonly misunderstood as just another capital city, Madrid harnesses a lot more Spanish character, electricity and vivacious spirit than most people think. I…

There’s something to see and do for everybody in Spain! Whether you prefer Barcelona’s bustle or Granada’s architectural grandeur, you’ll have no trouble immersing – in fact, throwing – yourself into the Spanish culture. As you settle back into campus life, take a moment to check out what’s new with CEA in Spain. BarcelonaWe’ve introduced a new Pre-Law Honors Program in Barcelona for students considering a career in law. Here student will be exposed to basic skills and methods of reasoning used in law, and gain the experience…

Students, it’s not too late to apply for a Summer or Fall 2010 study abroad program and save money. We will increase our prices Feb. 1 for some of our most popular study abroad destinations in order to continue providing you with high-quality programs and services. But if you apply today, you can still get in at 2009 prices and save. There’s less than two weeks left before the new prices go into effect for programs in: Buenos Aires, Argentina San Jose, Costa Rica Prague, Czech Republic Paris,…

My volunteer work experience with Fundació Pere Tarres My name is Kenny Frankel and I participated in CEA Study Abroad to Barcelona in the Spring 2009 semester. In this time I had a rewarding experience doing volunteer work for the Fundació Pere Tarres (Pere Tarres Foundation). This is a non-profit organization that provides education and social opportunities for children from the ages of around 5-12. During my three-month-long participation with this foundation I went a center on the outskirts of the city of Barcelona two days a week…