Over the course of the semester, CEA offers many excursions and cultural activities to help students get a better understanding of Czech culture and history! Prague and the Czech Republic has a deep and rich history like many other European cities as it was once part of the Habsburg Empire and underwent Communism. As an On-Site Ambassador in Prague this fall, I have been able to re-experience some of my favorite excursions that I went on as a student and experience new ones that have been added since…

I chose my Global Studies major not only because I love travel and culture, but also because I firmly believe that global competence and cultural diversity are characteristics that can benefit every individual and enterprise. It’s a well known fact that social media and globalization have made the world more interconnected than it’s ever been, but what do we do with that information and how do we empower cultural differences in a cohesive manner? Questions like these are what drive me to continue learning as much as I…

I love the Mediterranean, so it was an absolute pleasure to be able to volunteer for Nettoyons La Nature (Let’s clean up) day! This event was organized in cooperation with Mediterranée 2000, an association that aims to protect the French coastlines and the Mediterranean Sea. We went by train from Antibes to Theoule sur Mer, which is in the Esterel Mountains to the west of Cannes.   Like everything here in the French Riviera, Theoule sur Mer was absolutely beautiful and we had a wonderful experience as volunteers! A…

tudy abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Barcelona

I am sure many college students can relate to sitting in a ginormous lecture hall, being taught a subject you have no interest in, taught by a teacher that will never even know your name. It can be hard to stay engaged in such a classroom setting, however, that is not the case at CEA Barcelona Center. CEA provides a multitude of class options ranging anywhere from Business and Sports Marketing to Fashion, I am sure that you can find more than enough interesting and relevant classes to…

First time in Barcelona? Between the beautiful architecture sprawled throughout the city, delicious tapas, fantastic shopping, stunning beaches, and amazing nightlife, the city provides a myriad of destinations to go explore. However, while packing your cutest outfits from back home, it is important to remember that you will be in a different country with a unique culture and fashion trends that you should be aware of. The culture shock is real, so here is a brief list to help you to understand what cultural differences to anticipate in your…

Upon my arrival in Seville,  I was overwhelmed with jubilance and curiosity. I had just spent three days in London with my cousin, two days exploring Madrid with two girls from my University, and was still reeling from the adrenaline rush. In the taxi on the the way to my homestay, I probably looked crazed with my nose pushed to the window, eyes wide with excitement. Great first impression on my new home. I would be remiss to ignore that fact that I, along with everyone in the beginning phases of their…

So, you’re almost ready to make your trip, but are you packing the right things? This is a list of the items that I brought and those I wish I’d brought/ hadn’t and why it was useful or not.  I packed 1 suitcase and 1 backpack and packed another bag for travel and souvenirs, I hope this helps! What I wish I brought Another towel- our homestay didn’t have towels, an extra one could really come in handy More sunscreen- it is hot near the beaches, and the…

Study abroad, study abroad in paris, studying abroad

Kristen just completed her junior year of undergraduate studies at the College of Charleston, where she majors in Communications and minors in the fields of French and Hospitality. Kristen decided to spend the summer interim before her final year of college, interning in Paris. She has had a very unique internship, as one half of a two-person team at a start-up company that focuses on hosting film screening events complete with English subtitles for the Anglophone community in Paris. The company’s goal is to open up the world…

study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Barcelona

As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, CEA is gathering two decades worth of interviews and insights from alumni. We talked with CEA Alumni Ambassador Karime Diaz about her hopes, concerns and favorite parts about studying in Barcelona in Summer 2017. Before she even reached Barcelona, Karime was excited for the new opportunities that studying abroad with CEA was going to present to her. Karime: The thing that I was most looking forward to was experiencing a new environment and culture and living completely on my own in a different…

We stuffed our bags on the overhead compartment and flew to Switzerland to experience the old buildings, scale the stunning mountains, and bite into the sweet chocolate of Geneva. After 5 days of class, we flew to London and hoped on a tour bus to see all the wonderful sites of England’s pride and joy. Gaby G. is the Spring 2017 MOJO Blogger in the FrenchRiviera, France. She is currently a Sophomore studying Communications at Vanguard University