Come with me as I take you on a pizza and gelato crawl through center city Rome. As one of the CEA cultural engagement activities, students were guided on a walking night tour of the city and enjoyed different kinds of Roman and Italian-style pizza. Dinner was followed by everyone’s favorite sweet dessert: gelato!   Juliana is the Spring 2018 CEA MOJO Blogger in Rome, Italy. She is currently a Junior studying Communications and Writing at Cedar Crest College.

As my time abroad in Seville comes to a close, I’d like to reflect on my experience. I am so fortunate to have been able to study abroad in Seville. I loved the cities I’ve visited, but each time I return to Seville, I’m overjoyed to be home. This past weekend, my friends and I went to Barcelona and couldn’t stop talking about how people from our hostel were going to visit only Barcelona when in Spain. I loved La Sagrada Família and Park Güell, but I didn’t…

Declaring as a Communications and Writing double major means I’m always looking for stories to tell. Whether I tell them visually through photography or eloquently write them, I’m always a storyteller. Rome is filled with stories just waiting to be told. If the buildings and ruins could speak, they would tell the great stories of Ancient Rome. The cobblestone streets have felt the feet of thousands before you. As an artist myself, Rome is such a visually appealing city. A mixture of ancient and modern culture, the bustling…

Living in a homestay was the only housing option I was interested in when I decided to study abroad. I always pictured living in a quaint, traditional home, waking up to voices speaking an unfamiliar language, and integrating into a new and truly different family. In many ways, my experience in a homestay has panned out to be quite similar to what I imagined. Right now, I live in the center of Seville with Juan, Eloisa, and my roommate, Akhila. Our routine runs like clockwork. Our makeshift family…

As my semester in London comes to a close, I think it’s safe to say that it’s been an amazing ride.  In the span of a few months, I’ve been able to see jaw-dropping sights, meet people from all over the world, and gain a broader perspective.  From the incredible architecture of Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, to the gorgeous parks and unrivaled theatre district, there’s a lot to love about this city.  Above all of that, this experience did something else for me: it molded me…

Preparing to study abroad is no easy feat: you need to know what and how to pack, exchange rates, cultural differences, and everything in between.  Luckily, we’ve put together this little handy-dandy travel guide to aide you in your quest across the pond. Packing  Everyone’s favorite!  Since lugging several suitcases with you is a drag (and expensive), limit yourself to one checked bag and carry-on.  In the checked bag, pack your necessities: clothes, toiletries, or anything too big for a carry on.  Speaking of which, things like electronics,…

Since the semester is just about over, I thought I’d share some differences between the US and UK’s approach to higher education.  Although these differences weren’t that hard to get used to (at least for me), they were still significant and interesting. Structure/Meeting Times In the US, my classes meet multiple times per week in one location.  For example, I might have one class that meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for one hour.  Then, every Tuesday and Thursday I’ll have another that meets for an hour and a…

The best part about London is that it has something for everyone.  With a wide array of clubs, pubs, restaurants, theatre, cinema, art, museums, shops, and parks, what’s not to love?  The video above takes you on an adventure through some of my personal favorite spots in the city. Tom K. is a Spring 2018 CEA MOJO Blogger in London, England.  He is currently studying Communication concentrating in Journalism and Media Theory & Production at Western New England University.

If you are studying abroad this semester, you are about to face the ultimate challenge: packing all of your belongings into two suitcases. One of the most difficult parts of packing is deciding what to bring and what to leave, especially when you don’t know what to expect of your new home. It can be overwhelming to narrow down life’s necessities, largely because of the many ridiculous “what if” scenarios many of us imagine before leaving. One thing I learned while studying abroad is that less is always…

Being the history buff I am, I was very excited for the trip to Hampton Court Palace.  Like the rest of CEA’s excursions, it didn’t disappoint.  Everything from the architecture, design, and murals, to the Renaissance era aesthetic were absolutely mind blowing.  Additionally, learning that the palace was King Henry VIII’s pleasure castle made the experience all the more enjoyable. In any event, here are some of the best moments/exhibits from the trip: The Ye Olde Kitchen No, that fireplace is not a fake recreation.  This was one…