It took me a month to pack before coming to Spain. I stressed over what clothes to bring to best fit in and packed and repacked a million times before I finally zipped up a four-month wardrobe into one suitcase with what I hoped would make me look like a local. The truth is, you probably will never fit the “Spanish look.” Once in a while, I get to bask in the mistake of someone assuming I was Spanish because I wore a certain shirt or pair of earrings…

For those like me, in the Communication, Media Studies, and Tourism Management program in Seville, you get to call yourself a student at EUSA. In this haven for media and creativity, you will see students working with video equipment, taking photographs, or collaborating on projects every day. EUSA is a small, private university with professors who have worked in the field and value hands on learning. At this school,  you have the opportunity to take classes in English or Spanish and with students from many different countries. Take…

What’s life like in the French Riviera as an international student? Pretty great, actually! First, Wake Up First, I have to wake up in the beautiful apartment room CEA booked for me.  I have two roommates.  One day, my sheets were all washed together, and the dark pink dyed the light pink, I think it makes the bed look more like me!   Make Lunch The bread is delicious but it goes stale so quickly; I can only eat half a loaf before it goes stale. I love…

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Spain is a country full of life. In my opinion, Seville may actually have New York City beat as the city that never sleeps. There is always something to do or see. After spending the past few months in this city, I return from my weekend travels with a sigh of relief as I am back in a place with now familiar people, sounds, and sights. My senses have become adapted to the Spanish culture and I can say that I do truly feel a connection to Seville….

When I arrived in France, I was overwhelmed with emotion. There was excitement, nervousness, confusion and happiness all at once. A few weeks went by and I started to settle into my lifestyle while abroad. Similar to a tiny boat in the huge Mediterranean Sea, I was a bit lost. After a bit of soul searching, I understood that the issue was exactly what I have been learning about and studying for the past three years at university- communication. Walking around the streets of my beautiful town is…

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For someone who started the semester leaving the United States for the first time, it truly amazes me that I have now been to both Europe and Africa. CEA organized an incredible weekend to Morocco that allowed me to experience a part of the world I never thought I would make it to. In a whirlwind of three days and four cities I saw things and met people that I will always remember. Here’s the recap: Day 1: Tétouan After a long journey involving buses, a ferry, and border…

As a Communication Major, I think it is vital to career growth to learn how to communicate and build relationships in a culturally diverse setting. Making friends and going to lunch with students from different countries helps better understand cultural differences.   International Business School Makes Learning More Culturally Diverse My international business class has students from 17 different countries and is taught by a professor from England who lives in France. I believe it is a much more interesting and globally diverse class than learning international business from an…

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When I first told people that I would be studying abroad in Spain I received many comments along the lines of “you’re vegetarian,” as if I had forgotten. I had read up about Spain and the fact did indeed keep popping up that the Spanish were a people who took pride in their Iberian ham and Mediterranean seafood, especially in the more traditional city of Seville. As a vegetarian, this was a bit unnerving. After months of reading blogs and hearing comments from friends, I had pretty much…

For students on a study abroad budget, Mondays are the days to sightsee in Seville. Although many places offer reduced tickets for students, free is always a little sweeter. Some of the mentioned landmarks are always free but others only on Mondays. There are also so many more free things to discover around Seville, enjoy the journey! Nicole F. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Blogger in Seville, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying Mass Communication & Spanish at Towson University.

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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…