So you’re interested in studying abroad in Rome. That’s awesome! I’m sure a bunch of questions are going through your head like: “What are classes like?” “Will I be stuck in a classroom for all of my classes?” “Will we go on any field trips?” etc. Well, I put together this video from my study abroad experience to give you a taste of just how fun classes can be abroad! Enjoy! Olivia Ferri is the Fall 2017 CEA MOJO Photographer in Rome, Italy. She is currently a Junior…

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Rome is a beautiful city with sites to see around every corner. Before I left, everyone loved to tell me that I could live in Rome my entire life and still not see everything. I finally believe them. In an effort to see as much of Rome as I could (and to maybe catch a sneaky glimpse of the Pope walking in the gardens), I decided I would take the trek up to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica. After paying my 6 euro to get in, I…

This past semester has been nothing less than wonderful. I have traveled all over Europe, I have nearly conquered the city of Granada, I have made so many amazing friends, and I have studied in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I feel like I am on Cloud 9 and I never want to get down from the feeling that living abroad has given me. Study abroad has been hands down the best decision I have ever made, and I would not have it any other…

This video is an inside look into my daily life in Granada. It gives you a taste of what it is actually like to live here as a CEA Study Abroad student as I show my walk to class, an actual classroom, and a quick look at the two buildings most international students have class; el Centro de Lenguas Modernas and the Kenia building. This video also introduces you to some of the delicious food (mainly sweets), new friends, and a general feel of what Granada is like as a…

This video is an inside look into my travels outside of Granada. Some of the places that I mention in here were part of the CEA program, and others were my own planning with my great friends that I met through CEA. This video is a way for you all to see the world of opportunities that you have when choosing to study abroad, while also knowing the great times that you will have discovering the city of Granada. Meghan L. is the Spring 2017 CEA MOJO blogger…

As a young woman traveling in a foreign country, there may be some skepticism from others, or even yourself for how safe it will be. And if you are traveling alone, there may be even more questions and nerves that come about. I mean, you don’t know the locals, you don’t know the city, and you may not even know the language. Sounds like this could be completely terrifying, right? Although it may sound this way, it truly is a wonderful experience to do at some point in…

Studying abroad is full of beauty, excitement, and adventure, but did you know it actually includes studying? I mean, who knew “study” abroad actually meant study abroad. Well, even though you really do have to put hard work into your studies, there are so many perks that come with choosing to study abroad in a foreign country, especially Granada, Spain. Below I will discuss with you some main aspects of studying here in Granada. Spanish Level Placement  When you arrive to Granada, one of the first things you have…

For many of us who choose to study abroad, it’s our first time really traveling independently. Sure, many of us have had family vacations, spring breaks in the US with friends, or even a mission trip to a remote place. But although these are travel experiences, it’s not quite as independent as picking up your life to move to a foreign country for five months where you do not know anyone or the language. This might sound overwhelming, or even scary for some people, but making that decision to step…

Home is not just a place, but its a feeling, and calling a place home is not always easy. When it comes to Granada, I don’t think it has truly come much easier. Although I have fallen madly in love with my home in Granada, I constantly have the urge to travel. I am always catching myself mindlessly looking up planes, trains, and buses to new places I can discover. It’s the travel bug, or the mysterious wanderlust gene that many of us find ourselves acquiring once we…

For many years, I have always known that I wanted to study abroad. There was never a time where I felt like I needed to question my desire to do so because it had been a dream of mine for so long. When my junior year of college came around and it came to planning for the spring, I knew that this was my time to go. The only question I had for myself was, “Where am I going?”. So many places ran through my mind and many…