Former Alumni Ambassador at University of Utah, Forrest, takes us through her top five reasons to study abroad with CEA in Granada, Spain. As if the tapas weren’t enough! Forrest R. is a CEA alumnae. She studied abroad in Granada, Spain in the Spring of 2016. She is currently studying Communications at University of Utah.

My study abroad experience in Costa Rica is quickly coming to an end after almost four months! Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I love sharing my experience! These are a few things I wish I knew before going abroad… It is scary! Moving to another country is terrifying. The first few weeks were very strange. You soon learn to find your rhythm and routine. Just remember your family and friends are only a phone call away. Culture shock is very…

CEA Alumni Ambassador, Mika went to Paris, France with CEA and was inspired to keep travelling and learning about new cultures, after her first study abroad experience. In this video, she goes to Lebanon, to interview people about their culture. CEA Study Abroad creates inquisitive, open-minded, global students, expanding their horizons. Have a good alumni story? Submit it to alumni@ceastudyabroad.com Mika R. is a CEA Alumni. She studied Communications in Paris in the Spring of 2016 and is currently a graduate student studying Intercultural Communications at Illinois State University.

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One of the best parts of studying abroad in Europe was being able to travel to a different country every weekend because they are all only a few hour plane ride away! Plus being in such a central location with an amazing international airport like Barcelona, you are given unprecedented access to almost anywhere you could want to go. What I didn’t realize was how hard it was going to be to narrow down where to go each weekend! So I decided to make future study abroad students…

Here are my first thoughts upon arriving in Barcelona. Hopefully after reading this, your questions will be answered! How am I ever going to learn my way around? Barcelona was one of the biggest European cities I had ever been to. When I arrived it was dark and I could not actually see how widely the city expanded. I came to understand that I lived pretty much as far away from the ocean as they could have placed me. But with Barcelona’s amazing transportation systems, it was really…

Studying and interning abroad in college is one of the best decisions I’ve made and I am eternally grateful to have had that experience. I studied abroad with CEA at University of Westminster in London not too long ago, taking a couple internships along the way, while still being able to travel on the weekends and during school holidays. These were some of the best experiences of my life, studying in a classroom where I could hear multiple accents, catapulting my career, immersing myself in European culture. I…

We asked our CEA Alumni Ambassadors what they would say if they has 60 seconds to convince a friend to study or intern abroad. In celebration of International Education Week, here are the top 3 reasons you should go abroad. The Friendships “Studying abroad was the best decision I have ever made. You get to travel the world, meet amazing people and go on new adventures while you are studying and learning things that will help you in your future. I never thought I would come back to…

My name is Ana Gilbert and I am CEA’s first On-Site Ambassador in Barcelona for the summer of 2016! In May, I graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota with a major in Operations & Supply Chain Management and a minor in Communications. I first got the travel bug when I visited my sister in 2008, who was studying in Florence. I was only in high school, but the trip left a huge impression on me. I loved the vibrant city streets, the loud culture, and…

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Can you believe it? You completed every grueling assignment, late night cramming session, and early morning exam. You’ve hung up your gown to get rid of the creases and decorated your cap to stand out in the crowd. You’re excited and nervous to embark on the next chapter of your life. Whether that is grad school, jobs, internships, or traveling… We want to say congratulations! All those years of hard work finally paid off, and now it’s your moment to polish those “adulting” skills you’ve been practicing and shine like…

Once I returned to Paris to begin my CEA On-Site Ambassadorship, I realized that there were also quite a few fellow alumni from my 2012 Paris program who also found ways to return abroad and continue building their international experience. So, of course I decided to interview them! Next up, meet Emily Ralston, a fellow CEA Paris alumna (Fall’13-Spring’14), who pursued teaching English abroad post-graduation: 1. What is your current role? I am an “Assistant de Professeur d’Anglais” (and English teaching assistant) in a lycée (high school) in…