Four weeks went by way too fast! To celebrate on our last day in Berlin, our CEA onsite director, Kristin Kerr, took us to an outdoor traditional German restaurant for one last get-together. As we were chatting, everyone gave me their best advice that they would pass onto other students who are considering studying abroad. Even though everyone offered a different piece of advice, we all agree that studying abroad with CEA was life changing, and we wish we could do it all over again! McKenzie McClanahan is the Summer 2015…

Here’s some crazy news: This is my last week of class at the Berlin School of Economics and Law! It feels like I have been living in Berlin for months (or years), but sometimes I still can’t believe that 3 weeks have gone by so fast! Unfortunately, I’ve been struggling a little bit with homesickness lately…I even took a 45 minute subway ride to find a Mexican restaurant that reminded me of Arizona. But all of my homesickness should be cured soon because my mom and grandma are…

After a long 15-hour plane ride, I have finally made it to Berlin! I have been living here for exactly one week, and one thing is for sure…I have never been so busy in my entire life! We always have something going on…which is tough for me, because I’m used to taking three naps a day. I thought it would be pretty difficult dealing with the jet lag. There is a 9-hour time difference between Berlin and Arizona. But we’ve been so busy, that I am usually EXHAUSTED…

When I was growing up, we weren’t rich by any means—but my hard-working parents always made sure we had enough money to travel the world. By the time I turned 20 years old, I had already visited over 21 different countries. Although I’ve been to more countries than I can count on my fingers, I have distinct memories from each of these beautiful places that will stick with me forever. I remember the bright white houses with big blue doors in Greece. I remember the amazing chocolate croissants…