Coming to Barcelona it can be overwhelming trying to discover the delicious local restaurants, or cool hip places to grab a bite to eat when there are new cafes luring you in every step you take. With assistance from some previous students that studied abroad in Barcelona, as well as getting a little lost in the city trying new places, I have compiled a list of a few of my favorite spots to eat including both the traditional Catalan cuisine, as well as restaurants that will give you…

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…

In my past five months in Europe, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve had to adjust to many different cultures and really get out of my comfort zone. I came here completely solo and it’s been hard at times, but also an incredibly rewarding experience. I learned some good lessons along the way…ones I think are worth sharing: Homesickness is normal I never in my life have been homesick. I went to school five hours away from my parents for a reason, but when you’re halfway across the world…

Throughout the study abroad experience, I sometimes find myself feeling a little lonely. I came here completely by myself and moved in with a complete stranger I didn’t know, my house mom Helena (pronounced Elena). We only speak to eachother in Spanish, which has been the best immersion process for me. My Spanish has improved immensely, and I speak with confidence from practicing with her 24/7. Although Helena has helped me linguistically, I wasn’t expecting this woman to make such a positive impact on me. She makes me all…

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…

They say home is where the heart is, and I think that couldn’t be more true. I’ve been in Spain for three months now and I have made my host house a home of my own. I decided to film a house tour and show you guys where I’ve been living. Check out my tour and let me know what you think! Gracie D. is the Spring 2017 MOJO blogger in Madrid, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying integrated marketing communications at the University of Mississippi.

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…

One of the reasons I chose to study abroad with CEA is because of all the excursions they include. We do long weekend trips to incredible places such as Barcelona and Sevilla, but also do day trips as well. Last month we took a trip to a small city about an hour from Madrid called Toledo. A bunch of CEA students packed in a large bus and headed out to see the city. Before arriving, I didn’t know what to expect because I hadn’t heard anything about Toledo previously….

It’s been a few weeks now that I’ve settled in Madrid, Spain and I am loving every second. I thought I would take you guys through a typical day here in Madrid, and I did the best I could to show you my routine. Here’s my school’s campus, lets walk yourselves through a typical Tuesday for me! Gracie D. is the Spring 2017 MOJO blogger in Madrid, Spain.  She is currently a Junior studying integrated marketing communications at the University of Mississippi.