Here is a little video that my flatmate and I had a bit of fun with.  We both love the Ellen show, so we decided to play her “would you rather” game that she has on her show.  With this, I hope you will be able to decipher how to be a proper Brit and get even more excited about living in London! Hanna Neitzke is the Spring 2015 CEA MOJO in London, England. She is currently a Senior at Humboldt State University.  

  Let’s talk Tube and other London transportation methods. London has one of the best transportation networks of any city: underground, overground, rail, bus, sky (in Greenwich), boat. Practically anywhere you need to go is accessed by at least five types of transportation- that may be a slight exaggeration, but in central London it sure feels like it. Oyster Cards Get the student oyster card when you get here. You will get discounts if you buy the month pass that I definitely recommend for the people who live…

They say that if you visit Argentina, you must make getting to a fútbol match a priority. Now I understand for myself what they’re talking about. On Saturday April 11, my classmates and I had the privilege to go a CEA-sponsored cultural event – a fútbol match between Racing Club and Independiente. Not only was it an unparalleled sensory experience to be surrounded by the cheers of the crowd and watch the action unfold before my own eyes, but also a good chance to learn some about Argentine…

study abroad, studying abroad, studying abroad in Aix-en-provence

One of the huge perks of spending a semester studying in Europe is how easy it is travel around and explore all of Europe.  I love Aix (my home base for the semester), but there’s something so special about all of Europe, and studying abroad here gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore so much of what Europe has to offer.  With how good and cheap transportation is on the continent, it’s so easy to jet, train, or bus off for a weekend or week…

  Classes end tomorrow. What? You read that right – CLASSES END TOMORROW (April 23)! Seriously, where has the time gone? I for one have no idea; but I figured I should give a little insight as to what classes were and looked like for me this semester. Class here is 100% different than in the United States. First of all, every class that I took was continuous assessment. That means that I have zero tests, but most of, if not my whole, grade is based off of…

Alexander Pope once said, “And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in a masquerade.” Carnivale in Venice was amazing. Venice is amazing!! From the 31st of January to the 17th of February marked the most whimsical, enchanting, and exciting weekend in Italy. The combination of the festivities and incredible food I tried all weekend definitely made this one of my favorite weekends so far abroad. Although I arrived on Friday in a windy downpour, my friends and I ran to buy knee-high rain boots to match…

When living in Paris, taking the Metro can be a part of your everyday commute. Learn how to navigate the Metro system like a natural! Kacie Diamond is the Spring 2015 CEA MOJO Blogger in Paris, France. She is currently a junior at University of Wisconsin – Madison.  

Different is a relative term. Red is different than orange, for example, but less different than it is to blue. Sometimes it takes a full jump across the color wheel to realize just how different colors really are. With the red and yellow of Spain fading into the distance, the blue and green of Morocco take center stage. Suddenly the meaning of ‘different’ is exactly that – different.   Taking a one-hour ferry from the wind capital of Europe to the nearest neighbor in Africa tosses the familiar…

There are many amazing things about Italy: the food, the people, the architecture, the history, etc. But one thing that’s really difficult is learning to speak the language! There are a handful of people here at CEA Florence this semester who have taken Italian before, but the vast majority of us had never spoken a word before stepping off the plane. In my opinion, learning the language is really important for anyone to do if they’re planning on staying in Italy for more than two weeks because it’s an…

Bonjour, reader! I am currently studying abroad in the French Riviera, in a town named Antibes. It’s the perfect seaside town, and it is full of colorful buildings, old sea walls, palm trees, and winding streets. During my first week here, my school organized a scavenger hunt for us to learn more about life in France and getting around Antibes. We got started on our way! We headed to the Marche Provencal, a huge open-air market that is Antibes almost every morning. Farmers, bakers, and artisans from the…