Ice Cream is a big deal in Buenos Aires. Maybe because of the warm climate, maybe because of the Italian influence on the cuisine. Regardless of why, ice cream shops are plentiful with a variety of flavors that you’d never find in the states. I love ice cream but am lactose intolerant, so I figured writing a blog on ice cream would give me an excuse to put my lactose pills to use! Stop 1: Lucciano’s Dulce de Leche con Brownies & Banana Split The Recoleta Lucciano’s store…

Over the course of the semester, CEA offers many excursions and cultural activities to help students get a better understanding of Czech culture and history! Prague and the Czech Republic has a deep and rich history like many other European cities as it was once part of the Habsburg Empire and underwent Communism. As an On-Site Ambassador in Prague this fall, I have been able to re-experience some of my favorite excursions that I went on as a student and experience new ones that have been added since…

This is our door from the inside of our apartment. I love how it is wooden and antique-like.This is our dining room table. This is an aerial view of our kitchen space taken above from our loft. We have a washer and dish washer stored underneath the kitchen top.Then to the right is our refrigerator. Here is our loft which has two chairs a table stand and then not pictured is the TV. Here you can get a glimpse of how I decorated my room to make it…

Uprooting your life and studying abroad is already something to commend yourself for; however, many don’t realize that student life is equally as unique as adjusting to life in Prague itself. My classes at the Anglo American University so far have been unlike any I’ve taken before, and I mean that in a good way! So far, I’ve gone (legal) graffitiing in my Subcultures class and watched my Gender, Minority and Cultures teacher preform with her all female alternative punk rock group, Zuby Nehty. In this video, I take you through my…

I chose my Global Studies major not only because I love travel and culture, but also because I firmly believe that global competence and cultural diversity are characteristics that can benefit every individual and enterprise. It’s a well known fact that social media and globalization have made the world more interconnected than it’s ever been, but what do we do with that information and how do we empower cultural differences in a cohesive manner? Questions like these are what drive me to continue learning as much as I…

This past Friday CEA gave students the opportunity to take a day trip to Terezin and Lidice. Terezin was a concentration camp in the Czech Republic and Lidice is a small town that was completely destroyed during the Holocaust. So many of my extended family members lived through and were affected by World War II in Europe so I decided it was an important trip to go on. We got on an hour bus ride and were greeted by our tour guides in Terezin. It was chilling from…

Our first excursion with CEA was to Honfleur, France. It’s a charming coastal city in Northern France that is home to vibrant markets, a bustling downtown harbor, and lots of color.

To put it simply, interning in a foreign country is so rad. I arrived in Prague with the slightest knowledge about my internship. After many failed interview attempts through Skype and lots of back and forth emailing, I woke up one fine morning in July to a welcome email from the company where I now intern. Although the email contained a brief description of my internship duties, it was very vague and left me with more questions than answers. During my second week in Prague I finally got…

I love the Mediterranean, so it was an absolute pleasure to be able to volunteer for Nettoyons La Nature (Let’s clean up) day! This event was organized in cooperation with Mediterranée 2000, an association that aims to protect the French coastlines and the Mediterranean Sea. We went by train from Antibes to Theoule sur Mer, which is in the Esterel Mountains to the west of Cannes.   Like everything here in the French Riviera, Theoule sur Mer was absolutely beautiful and we had a wonderful experience as volunteers! A…

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Communication isn’t just the actual task of writing or speaking as the name may suggest. It also has a lot to do with understanding the target audience. In this globalized and connected world, it is so important in the communication field to be aware of cultural differences and how that affects a person’s perceptions.   As a Mass Communication major with a minor in Spanish, I am learning to put myself in the shoes of a wide variety of people. In my opinion, there is no better way…