While most of my CEA peers are attending school in central London, I’m studying in Harrow which is about a half hour away via tube.  As a whole, it has a more relaxed, residential, and suburban feel compared to the other Westminster campuses.  The video above follows my day as I go to class and visit my favorite hangouts. Thomas K. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger in London, England. He is currently a Junior studying Communication at Western New England University.

Although I’ve been living in London for a month, there are still times where I say to myself: “Wow, I can’t believe I’m here.”  Several weeks ago, I was in the quiet suburbs of Massachusetts, now I’m in the center of one of the most culturally dynamic cities in the world.  Unbelievable. This incredible journey of mine started last January when I called CEA about their Westminster program.  As I heard more about it, my enthusiasm grew.  Not only was the location perfect, but I would have the…

  It’s always scary to leave a place of comfort, but sometimes it helps you grow. When I graduated from high school, I moved twelve hours away from home. The transition from living in New York to living in South Carolina was more difficult than I could have imagined. Even so, I grew to love the two very different cultures that I was a part of. That experience affirmed my belief in studying abroad. I knew that although it would probably take some time, I could adjust and…

People sometimes seem to think that communication is an easy major, but every business and establishment need skilled communicators. Subtle differences in the ways people use language can completely alter the success of our interactions with strangers, potential business partners, and foreign friends. The ability to deliver information in an effective way is imperative to achieving goals and creating relationships. A teacher without communication skills is just a smart person because there is no way for the students to gain from their experience if they don’t understand what…

In the US, I am majoring in Media and Journalism.  As the semester moves along at the University of Westminster’s Harrow campus, I must say it has given me a new perspective on the entire Communication field.  In addition to learning a whole new English dialect, I am also learning how the British media works. Spoiler: It’s very different from America. Interestingly enough, the most different aspect is in sports media.  In the US there are four major sports: (American) football, Baseball, Basketball, and hockey.  All of which…

A gorgeous evening in London

Upon moving to London this semester, I had a lot of expectations. I was excited to get out of my comfort zone, meet new people, see new sights, try new food, and most of all, experience a new culture in one of the best cities in the world. However, culture shock has hit me since starting the semester, here are some cultural differences that tripped me up: Saying “toilet” instead of “restroom.”  I know this is an odd one to start with, but nobody says “restroom” here.  In…

study abroad, studying abroad

My planner has been my lifeline this busy semester. As I flick through to months past, my mind dances with memories simply from the names of the countries I have visited written carefully under their corresponding date. All the way in September I see the times to meet for orientation and I can’t help but think back to those days with a haze induced by a faraway time and a touch of jetlag. As I count down the days until I head to the Seville airport for one…

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…