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.

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…

Okay, I don’t know about you, but I LOVE coffee. Like 4+ cups of coffee a day. I know it’s a bit obsessive but once you come to Prague you’ll understand why. Back in the States, I would have my morning coffee when I woke up. My roommates and I would take turns waking up first and making a pot and then go about our days, I might have stopped at Starbucks or The Market on Larimer Square. back in Denver, CO where I attended university but that…

Almost exactly 4 months ago I was about to come back home to the States and I was NOT excited about it. Just like most people, I loved my study abroad, and I had been gone for almost a full year, I could barely remember what life back home was supposed to be like. I had made wonderful new friends and had a lot of new adventures, I didn’t want to go back to where none of these things were. This is why I decided to be an…

There is a statement that I share when people ask me about my study abroad trip to Costa Rica, “You haven’t lived until you go abroad.” The truth in this statement came from my experience in Costa Rica for a month. In just one month I saw so many people, been to beautiful places, and discovered new things that changed my perception of life. I remember the day when I was in high school in my Spanish class and saw an article about Costa Rica with a picture…

Savannah, Ambassador, Burrito bar

While abroad in Dublin, I initially fell into hitting the tourist places in the city, but as I continued to live there, I found some pretty unique places that I will never forget. While the tourist spots are fine to check out, I urge you to branch out and discover new places everyday, whether it is after or before class. Navigating the streets is difficult at first, but getting lost is the best way to learn and find new places! Here are some places that I experienced while on…

Hannah Goguen, Alumni Ambassador, Galway, Ireland

So you’re studying abroad at NUI Galway. First let me say congratulations!! You have made a life-changing decision that will not disappoint. As a CEA Galwegian alumna, I can assure you, you will not be left wanting. Except that you may want to stay forever. If you’re like most future students studying abroad, you’re probably looking for the scoop on what to do in the town you’ll soon call home. If that’s the case this blog for you, future Galwegian alumni. Downtown: Although there is plenty to see…

CEA checked in with Hannah, CEA Prague alumna and current CEA Alumni Ambassador. As she gears up for graduation, she shares her study abroad journey, plus exciting news about where that’s taking her next!

“Wait, so you’re going back to Paris? Again? Like, Paris, France? Seriously? How? Like, no, seriously, how?” These are questions I received quite a bit after officially announcing that I was returning to Paris again. This time, however, I wasn’t headed there for my studies, but to become an On-Site Ambassador following graduation. Before I go too far into this, let’s address the answers to the questions above: “Wait, so you’re going back to Paris? Again?”  Yep! “Like, Paris, France?”  As in the epicenter of all things bread…

Ambassador, Ana Gilbert, Barcelona

Traveling to Barcelona is, mentally, a lot harder than it should be. It is in its own little fairy-tale alcove of the world, nestled along one of the world’s most breathtaking beaches, and upon arriving, there is no stopping reality’s disappearance as the Barcelona lifestyle takes over. After living in Barcelona for four months with CEA, I know it will be just as hard to live in the city full-time as it was to leave it. 3 Reasons I Could Never Stay in Barcelona Full-Time 1. The Sunshine With Barcelona…