Traveling opens the mind to new experiences and opportunities, especially when working abroad. Last summer was my very first time ever being in Europe, therefore there were many adjustments and challenges to endure. Being an intern in a foreign country, I had to adjust to a new working environment, speak a new language, and get accustomed to a new lifestyle and co-workers. During this time, my expectations were not met, and I had to face reality and work to adjust to my new environment. I learned that Spanish…

One of the main reasons I chose to study with CEA was due to the fact that they offer experiences to explore and learn about the culture you are immersed in. By participating in these experiences I feel as though I have had the opportunity to see things I otherwise would not have, all while bonding with students from across the world. This past weekend I had the pleasure of traveling to Provence, France organized by CEA Paris. Here’s a look into what I did!     Popes Palace After taking the train…

Studying abroad has many advantages. Embarking on the journey and having the courage to live outside of your comfort zone, while hard at times, can help you to grow in ways that will benefit you for the rest of your life. As a Communications major, I have pinpointed the three major ways a study abroad experience will complement your education. Through increasing your understanding of cultures, networking internationally, and continuing personal growth, study abroad gives you the skills and experiences which can potentially catapult your future career into…

To put it bluntly, study abroad is the adventure of a lifetime. But studying abroad with CEA is the complete journey. By exposing you constantly to new cultures and ideas, with the tools CEA provides, you have the opportunity to find yourself and step further outside of your comfort zone than you ever thought you could. Understanding cultures Becoming culturally oriented is a process. Understanding another culture is not something you can check off your to do list in a day.  It takes time and courage to become comfortable…

Roma. The Eternal City. Studying abroad in Rome has been one of the most life-changing experiences. Rome is such an incredible city with so much to offer. It was incredible to walk in any direction and find something ancient or a museum filled with priceless artifacts and paintings.   Studying abroad and living in another country is hard. Everything is foreign, and it takes some time to adjust, especially if there’s a language barrier. I personally learned a lot about myself during that adjustment period, and I truly…

Meat, meat, and more meat! If you’re ever invited to an asado in Argentina, arrive with an empty stomach and wear a pair of loose fitting pants. The closest equivalent to an Argentina asado is an American barbecue. But, this event is so much more than a basic backyard festivity with cheap meats. As The Real Argentina blog writes, “Asado is cooking in its purest form – just fire, grill and meat – so it’s important that you get it right. Otherwise, you’ve got yourself a barbecue.” Switching out…

In all honesty, I came to Seville on somewhat of a whim. Funnily enough, many students here have similar stories. These conversations, though, always end with a resounding agreement that we’re all so incredibly lucky our whims led us here. It’s difficult to articulate the great love I have for Seville, but here are some reasons why I feel this way. Beauty Seville is one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit. On my first day here, I turned to my roommate and said, “Can you believe…

One Weekend: One Bag. The ten things I packed for a weekend in Switzerland and the backpack essentials you need! As an abroad student we try to take advantage of the weekends we have to explore our host countries and to travel to other countries. Regardless of where we are headed it is important to travel lightly, it makes using transportation a breeze when all you have to keep track of is one bag. My whole life I have been an over-packer, but since I started traveling while…

Thinking about going abroad? Ever wondered what it’s like to be a student in another country? Prior to coming to Paris France I wondered the same thing. Follow me on my typical Tuesday to find out what it’s like to be a study abroad student! Emily D. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger in Paris, France. She is currently a Freshman studying Communications at High Point University.

Enjoy this video as I take you on a walk through the heart of Rome! From the Colosseum and Piazza Navona to the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Wander the cobblestone streets with me and get a taste of the city life and Italian sunshine. And don’t forget, when in Rome, do as the Romans do! Juliana Wall is the Spring 2018 CEA MOJO Photographer in Rome, Italy. She is currently a Junior studying Communications and Writing at Cedar Crest College.