When planning a trip to Ireland, make sure Dingle is on the top of your list for places to visit. The Dingle Peninsula is absolutely breathtaking and the most scenic place I’ve been to in Ireland. Through CEA, I was able to spend a weekend in this gorgeous town. Going on a hike to the top of Eske Tower will allow you to see breathtaking views and watch all the sheep that roam the mountain. The water in Dingle is incredibly blue and clear which adds to the…

Galway is home to a variety of incredibly talented artists. It’s impossible not to smile when walking onto Shop Street or Quay Street when hearing a familiar voice performing “Wonderwall.” Galway is a very welcoming city to street performers and it is not uncommon to see a group of people surrounding the musician and just listening. One of the performers featured in the video actually just moved here from Italy because she thought it would be a great place to start her music career. A few of my favorite venues…

This video will show you a walking tour of Galway. The video starts out in the Charlie Bryne Bookshop, which is said to be Ireland’s best-loved independent bookshop. The tour continues on to show scenic waterfront views near the National University of Ireland Galway campus. Shop Street is featured in the video where you can find musicians playing, flowers being sold on the street, and popular cafes and restaurants. Two of my favorite cafes are the Lane Cafe and Griffin’s which are great to go to for coffee…

Studying abroad is something that I knew I had to do in college. The idea of studying in another country excited me like nothing else! When the time finally came to apply, the only thing I knew what that I wanted to go to Paris. After researching many programs, I stumbled upon CEA and it seemed like the perfect match. As a Business Administration and Sociology double major, I wanted to study something in the business field while still being able to take classes that I would enjoy. I’ve been…

Welcome to my home in Florence!  This is a tour of my apartment while abroad! Anthony R. is the Spring 2017 MOJO Blogger in Florence, Italy.  He is currently a Sophomore studying Business Administration at Santa Monica College.

Here’s what it looks like to be a CEA student and intern in Florence! Anthony R. is the Spring 2017 MOJO Blogger in Florence, Italy.  He is currently a Sophomore studying Business Administration at Santa Monica College.

In my first blog post during my semester abroad, I mentioned that no one could prepare you for or tell you what it was going to be like studying abroad. Now, in my last post of the semester, I conclude with a similar statement: no one can prepare you for the feeling you get when you realize your study abroad semester is almost over! During orientation in January, we were told that the beginning of the semester would be hard, filled with homesickness and doubts about the upcoming…

While studying abroad, it is tempting to travel every weekend because all the cool cities and countries you have always heard about are only a cheap plane or train away.  Since I arrived in Florence, I have been traveling about 2/3 of the weekends and am having a great time filled with new cultures, sights, food, friends, and stories! When people say that traveling Europe is cheap, they are right, especially when compared to the United States!  That doesn’t mean it won’t still dig a hole in your pocket though.  Lucky…

Once I had decided to study abroad in Florence, it was time to decide which CEA program I wanted to apply for (business, art, fashion, etc.).  CEA added an international internship program to their Florence campus right before I applied, so I jumped at the opportunity and applied for it! I am now one of two interns in CEA Florence’s first ever internship program. Once I was accepted into the program I was asked what type of internship I wanted. Eager to learn more about wine and explore…

Having lived in Florence for two whole months now, I have started to develop a liking for some specific places. Any travel guide can tell you the most popular places in Florence, but given long enough everyone is bound to find their own favorite places in Florence. I grew up in Los Angeles, a very touristy area, and my favorite places in LA you will not find in any travel guide. My favorite places in Florence you might not find in a travel guide either! Let’s start with…