One of the many things I really enjoyed about Alicante, Spain was definitely taking beautiful hikes to appreciate my surroundings. Back home in El Paso, it’s a dry desert landscape with cacti and limited access to flowers. So it is a refreshing change of view in Cova Tallada; certainly amazing. Our hike in Cova Tallada started off with a slightly less amazing pathway, but as we got to the edge, it was worth it, there was a beautiful view to the ocean. Then it was time for breakfast: tuna sandwiches…

You may be asking: “Where can I print my documents on campus?” when you’re studying or interning abroad in Alicante, Spain. At the University of Alicante, there are several places where you can print your documets in a quick, inexpensive, and easy way. Here’s a list of Copy-shops at the University: ‘Puntero y Chip’ copy-shop at Law Faculty, Building 11 (Facultad de Derecho). ‘Gamma’ Copy-shop at Building 25 (Aulario General 1) ‘Puntero y Chip’ copy-shop at Building 38 (Óptica) ‘Gamma’ Copy-shop at Main Library, Building 33 (Biblioteca General), however…

Our first Intercambio (Exchange) session was at Social Club II. That was a great opportunity for our students to practice their Spanish. We met along with Spanish native speakers interested in improving their English, creating a relaxed atmosphere where could be done fluent informal conversations. There was a main purpose: exchange contact information to keep in touch both Spanish and English native speakers, that is to say, our students could network with locals to establish other appointment out of this first Intercambio. For this, were given some useful…

The Alicante group visited the emblematic Santa Barbara castle in Alicante. It stands on Mount Benacantil (166m) from where it can be seen Alicante bay providing a high strategic value for those who were settled there. Furthermore, a local legend relates that the history of two characters, Alí and Cántara, which hundreds of years ago lived at the castle gave name to Alicante (Ali + Cantara = Alicante). It was a warm winter day; our trip began at the meeting point located next to the foot of the…

Almost exactly three months ago I was sitting in my room in England freaking out over the fact that I had to return to America in a few days. I knew that my school offered something for returning students when they came back home so I jumped on the website to look for it. That is how I learned about the LFA conference in Washington. LFA stands for Lessons From Abroad Conference and is geared towards students who have returned home from studying abroad. The conference is designed…

Every semester, CEA students get the unique cultural engagement opportunity to got to a tapas cooking workshop in Alicante, Spain. From learning how to clean squid to chopping tomatoes, this delicious workshop leaves you with a better understanding of the Spanish culture and a full stomach. Find the recipes featured in the video below! Ensaladilla Rusa (Russian Salad) Ingredients 6 potatoes, cleaned 2 carrots, peeled 400gr. mayonnaise 20gr. Piquillo pepper, minced 2 eggs, hard boiled and chopped breadsticks 1 can tuna fish Cooking Boil the potatoes with peel…

Sometimes people who have pets make the ugly decision to abandon them to their fate. However, there are good people who give their helping hand to an animal shelter which needs all the love study abroad and internship students have to offer. Last week our students went to ‘Asoka el Grande’ animal shelter, located from a few miles to the campus. It is a non-profit association which requests, among others, dog walkers. CEA-ers were proposed to go there to help the other volunteers, and that they did. Once thier…

  Alicante, on Spain’s gorgeous Costa Blanca, offers sun, sand, and an amazing opportunity to immerse into Spanish life. Make the most of your time abroad! When you’re studying in Alicante, keep these tips in mind: 1. You’re not just visiting here, you’re living here—so get involved! Hang out and go places with your host family, get set up with a Language Exchange partner through CEA and the Univesrity of Alicante, volunteer in the community, and more. 2. Don’t freak out about taking public transportation to the University…

We may be a tiny bit biased, but we think Spain has some of the best food in the world. That said, being a vegetarian in this country can be…challenging. But don’t worry about it, because I’ve created a list of the best vegetarian restaurants in Alicante, all known for offering seasonal fruit and vegetables of the Mediterranean. Fast & Bio: This organic vegetarian café specializes in pizza, but also offers salads and more along with eco wine, beer, and drinks. L’Indret: Open for lunch during the week,…

For Washington State University (WSU) students who are the first in their families to attend college, the First-Generation Abroad program (FGA) is turning study abroad dreams into reality. The program gives first-generation college students access to advisors who walk them through the study abroad process, from filling out the application and finding scholarships to organizing fundraisers and booking flights. Advisors also travel with the students to their destination cities to ensure a smooth transition. For the second year, CEA is proud to support First-Generation Abroad at WSU. Last…