Curiosity and creativity lie at the core of who I am as a cognitive science major. The field is unique in that it is a blend of many disciplines. It encompasses psychology, philosophy, computer science, and more, and integrates them into a comprehensive major for those who want to learn it all. In many ways, I have found Barcelona to be a lot like cognitive science. It is a blend of rich culture and history, beautiful beaches, delicious food, and exciting nightlife. I studied abroad to expand my…

For me, one of the most attractive qualities of the CEA Seville study abroad program was the excursions offered. In the past, students have been taken on visits to surrounding cities, like Granada and Cordoba, and other countries, like Morocco and Portugal. I already knew I would want to visit these places; knowing that the trips would be included, convenient, and an opportunity to bond with my fellow peers only further cemented my interest in the program. Recently, our program went on an overnight excursion to Granada. Only…

This weekend I had the pleasure of going on an excursion to Valencia with CEA. Valencia is an incredible city with gorgeous architecture, beautiful beaches, and delicious food. The city has a lot to offer so it’s definitely worth a visit! Check out my video below– Hope you like it! Alison H. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Photographer in Barcelona, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying Cognitive Science at University of California – Berkeley.

There’s no doubt that when you study abroad you’re going to want to do some traveling. As much as you love your host city, there’s so many other places to see and visit. Going on a small trip does take some planning, but it’s definitely manageable and can easily be in your budget. Here’s how to organize a successful mini-trip while abroad: Select Your Destination There are so many beautiful and fascinating places to visit. Get inspired by looking on Pinterest, go to your dream country, or take…

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I first visited Paris in August 2014 for a four-day whirlwind tour at the close of a summer escapade in Europe, and now, after more than three years, I’ve come back. In a sense, my semester abroad with CEA is a homecoming—but one that affords me the tools and opportunities to engage much more meaningfully with French culture and the Parisian world than one could ever hope to accomplish in four days. The city has continued its evolution—wheat-paste posters changing hundreds of times, facades evolving under the weather’s…

Ever wonder how to make an easy yet classic French dish? Check out this video to find out how to make Pain Perdu with yogurt and yellow plum compote! Emily D. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger in Paris, France. She is currently a Freshman studying Communications at High Point University.

While most of my CEA peers are attending school in central London, I’m studying in Harrow which is about a half hour away via tube.  As a whole, it has a more relaxed, residential, and suburban feel compared to the other Westminster campuses.  The video above follows my day as I go to class and visit my favorite hangouts. Thomas K. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger in London, England. He is currently a Junior studying Communication at Western New England University.

Ever since starting college, I knew I wanted to study abroad, but I had so many questions. Where? When? With what program? How long? Thanks to the help of my friends and advisor, it became any easy decision. CEA is one of two programs offered for students at Iowa State to study in Barcelona. My friend, Luci, already knew she wanted to study abroad through CEA in Barcelona because she is working on a Spanish minor. After talking with more friends and family, I found out a sorority…

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…

Get to know the CEA Buenos Aires Center. The center is located on the second floor of the Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa, a school offering English courses to Argentine citizens of any age and educational background. Taking classes in this building gives CEA students the opportunity to interact with native Spanish speakers. Take a virtual tour and get to know the CEA Center in Buenos Aires. To get the best experience, please view this 360-degree video in the most updated version of the YouTube mobile app, on Google…