I was lucky enough to spend my junior year of college abroad in Paris, France, as well as traveling throughout Europe. I had only traveled abroad a couple of times before this, but I never stayed anywhere long enough to be able to really immerse myself into the culture and try to live like the locals do. As a budding anthropologist, I was excited to start conducting my own “fieldwork.” However, the first thing I experienced when arriving in Paris wasn’t the food or the better way of…

Alexandra Miller has lived in Washington D.C., Tokyo, Manilla, Geneva and Montreal, but studying in Paris was the first time moving was her own decision. Having made the choice to study abroad for a year, Alexandra is focused on living as a local, finding a daily routine and establishing herself in her new city. She laughs when she describes her dedication to speaking in French every chance she gets. “I’ll just find any opportunity I can to insert myself into a conversation and chat…even just to the front…

While in Paris, I’ve been able to observe what Parisian women wear on the streets, study the history of French Haute Couture, and watch my friends’ styles transform. Dana F. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer in Paris, France. She is currently a junior studying Cinema & Photography at Ithaca College.

Paris has so much to offer – museums, beautiful architecture, amazing restaurants, busy open-air markets, the promise of a magical moment when you are simply crossing over the Seine – it can be a hard city to leave, even for just a day. What will you miss out on?! However, living in a city can take its toll, and despite all of Paris’ greatness, sometimes you just need a break from the movement of it all. Thankfully, you can be hiking in a gigantic forest with a Fontainebleau…

Eating seems like such a fundamental concept. But, as a society, we never take the time to question our collective habits; we just focus on our diets. Thus, I challenge you to consider the following questions: The last time you went to the grocery store to buy chicken, did you select the one that looked large and meaty or did you go straight for one from Bresse? Did you specifically scan over the food label just to check its sell-by date and price or did you stop and…

Initially, studying abroad can be stressful. Culture shock, a foreign language, jet lag…it’s a lot to manage all at once! Even the most prepared students can experience challenging moments as they adjust to life in a new country. During Orientation, Alexandra Mitchell, CEA Paris’ Center Director, talks to students about recognizing small victories and savoring them when they happen.  This morning, as Spring 2014 students arrived for their first week of classes, just one week after arriving in Paris, we asked what small victories they had experienced thus…

Don’t forget about the conference Friday from 10-2! We have some great presentations in store for you. These presentations will cover a variety of interesting topics, listed below in the schedule. Breakfast will also be served. See you at CEA Friday morning!

Bonjour tout le monde!  Don’t forget the  Reflections Abroad conference on Friday, December 13th from 10am-1pm at CEA Paris! Breakfast will be served.  See you then!!

Spring has crept its way back into the lives of many Parisians and its had a very hearty welcome. With the sunshine and warm breezes returning to our midst it was the perfect weekend for an outdoor excursion just south of Paris. After a short bus ride we descended upon Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte, a palace comparable only to Versailles. Grandiose gardens, gorgeous landscapes and beautiful artwork all tucked away within the rolling hills made this influential estate ever more magical. As we made our way through…

Studying abroad in Paris in the midst of Fashion Week means making the most of your wardrobe choices because frankly, you’re in the fashion capital of the world during one of the most momentous times of the year. This Fashionista does a fantastic job incorporating bold prints into her wardrobe by going for floral pants and solid colored accessories. Her outfit is 1/2 loud and 1/2 quiet, allowing for certain aspects about her to stand out, while the rest of her style pieces compliment her vision for the day. Her white…