The sun rises and here I am, in France. I was nervous for my four months abroad, but I knew I was right where I wanted to be. Everything in southern France is more beautiful than imaginable. Soon, I started to fall in love – with the architecture, the Mediterranean, the people, the food, the art and the culture. I learned that there is so much more to living than the every day grind life. Studying abroad truly taught me how to stop and smell the roses. My…

Everything about going to school in Barcelona is amazing: from my walk to class down the beautiful road of Las Ramblas, to the always friendly and helpful staff at the CEA Academic Center. But my favorite part about studying in Barcelona is that I don’t just learn in the classroom. For my Architecture and Painting class, we visited La Sagrada Família and La Pedrera to learn about Gaudí’s architectural style. Through my Spanish class, I had the opportunity to practice the language when we did a conversational activity…

As a Communication Major, I think it is vital to career growth to learn how to communicate and build relationships in a culturally diverse setting. Making friends and going to lunch with students from different countries helps better understand cultural differences.   International Business School Makes Learning More Culturally Diverse My international business class has students from 17 different countries and is taught by a professor from England who lives in France. I believe it is a much more interesting and globally diverse class than learning international business from an…

Living in Antibes, France is like living in a daydream. The best way to experience the small city is to get lost in old town for hours, just exploring the history, art and nature. There are bakeries, cafes and markets around every corner, each with a delicious, local treat. Sam Y. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer in the French Riviera, France. She is currently a Junior studying Mass Communications & Marketing at Towson University.

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Are you pursuing a major that is homework-intensive and cannot imagine being able to juggle studying abroad while still accomplishing credits towards your major? Well I am living proof that it is possible! I am a senior in mechanical engineering on a five-year plan. I didn’t put much thought into studying abroad  until my junior year. Junior year is the most typical year students commit to studying abroad. It gives the student another full year at their home university so they can walk at their graduation. Just because…

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I’ve been in Dublin for over two months now and I would like to say that I have the city down pretty well. Here are a few of my favorite places. City Centre To get from Dublin City University to the city centre, I always take a bus using the ‘Moovit’ app. Buses are cheap and they have WiFi on them! The bus from DCU to the centre is about twenty minutes, from there you can walk just about everywhere. The city centre itself is not that spread out….

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Scotland is a breathtaking country.  Only a 40-minute plane ride from Dublin on Thursday and a quick evening in Edinburgh, I rented a vehicle with some friends and we started our adventure. For most of it, I couldn’t believe that what I was looking at was real. There are so many spots along the road while you’re driving to pull of just to look at the scenery. I probably pulled over at these stops for a good hour throughout the trip.  Our first stop was Loch Ness where we did a short hike in the woods on the…

After hopping from plane to plane, Vermont to New York to Peru to Argentina, I’m finally here in Buenos Aires and I could not be more excited to officially begin my semester abroad! For the last few weeks I have packed and repacked, listened to Latin top 40 music hits, and brushed up on a few Spanish phrases, but nothing could truly prepare me for living almost six thousand miles away from home. A few days after arriving, I decided I wanted to get to know the city a…

In this vlog, I talk about what a normal day might look like from start to finish. This is what most of my days have been like this semester during my study abroad in Granada, Spain! Eve Olson is the Fall 2015 CEA MOJO Blogger in Granada, Spain. She is currently a Junior at the University of Utah.

In this blog, I talk a bit about the classes I am taking during my study abroad in Spain. All of my classes are in Spanish, even my Arabic language class, so that makes for a challenge sometimes. I also mention the differences I have noticed between academics in the United States and Spain. I was sick when I filmed this, so sorry about the sniffles! Eve Olson is the Fall 2015 CEA MOJO Blogger in Granada, Spain. She is currently a Junior at the University of Utah.