A junior from Farmingville, NY, Dana always felt pulled to study abroad in an urban environment. Before she knew it, she was on a plane to Paris and selected as the CEA MOJO (mobile journalist) for the Fall semester. In just a few short weeks, her apprehension about moving to France as a French language beginner dissipated, and she began to make Paris her home. Dana lives in a student residence hall on the Left Bank of the city and shares a room with another CEA student. “Go…

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…