One of the most striking differences between Europe and the United States is the state of transportation. Getting around in almost all of Europe is a breeze. In Grenoble, a well-planned tram system takes you almost anywhere you need to go quickly and efficiently. Aside from some crowded early morning trams, I found the transportation system to be one of the best aspects of living in Europe. It eliminates the need for an expensive car, which goes a long way in saving money when you’re a college student…

CEA interviewed an Aix-en-Provence alumnae to get a sense of how study or internship abroad programs impact the career success, personal and professional development of post-international education students. Read Part 1 below.  First, I want to give you a little insight into my background, and how studying abroad was the perfect storm to set my career on track. I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. It’s an actually-kind-of-big city right on the border of the U.S. and Mexico—just across the river from Ciudad Juarez. I think…

Living in a foreign country is a crazy, life changing experience, and one of the most important aspects of your journey abroad is where you choose to live. In the hopes of fully immersing myself in the language and culture of France, I elected to live in a homestay, and I couldn’t have made a better decision. Personally interviewed and vetted by CEA staff, host parents are ready and willing to support you in many ways during your time abroad. Home cooked meals that showcase the gastronomic culture…

One of the best things about living in a city is that pretty much everywhere is walking distance. Living in Barcelona make city living even more exciting because you get to experience a new culture at the same time. This video features all of my favorite places, from Parc de la Citudella to La Rambla. On a daily basis, I pass these streets and buildings and it makes me realize how lucky I am to be able to study abroad in this beautiful city! Annie M. is the Fall 2017 MOJO…

One of the most wonderful and unexpected things to happen to me was joining a Greek organization in college. I didn’t always know that I wanted to be in a sorority, but once I went through the recruitment process I realized just how deeply important the values of scholarship, leadership, encouragement, and service are to Greek organizations. Once I found my home in Greek life, I knew that this was something that I was passionate about. In some ways, my discovery of international living as something that is…