What makes CEA a different study abroad experience is the Cultural Engagement Series. The staff always encourage trying new things and give the students the push they need to do it. Cultural Engagement Abroad Trying new things and becoming truly culturally aware is one of the most challenging and fun journeys while studying abroad. One thing that drew me to CEA’s program here in Paris is the required cultural engagement that coincides with your specific course curriculum. Within my first few weeks of being onsite, I have participated…

Each day abroad holds something new, but here is a typical weekday in Madrid!  I am taking four classes during my time abroad: International Communications, Spanish Language, Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities, and Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art.  Classes in Spain are Monday-Thursday, which leaves plenty of time to explore Madrid!  From discovering new stores to new restaurants, a weekday in Madrid is never dull! Cara S. is the Spring 2018 CEA MOJO Blogger in Madrid, Spain. She is currently a sophomore studying Public Relations, Marketing,…

Art is center stage here in Paris. Wehther you’re on the street or in one of the most famous museums in the world, the City of Light has something to dazzle you with! Check out some of my favorite places if you’re visiting for the week or even just for a day. Institute des Cultures d’Islam This Institute des Cultures d’Islam I was required to attend in order to accompany the readings in one of my courses. Now I don’t think I would have ever thought to go to…

Here is a tour of my apartment in the beautiful district of Eixample. CEA provided me with an excellent location just a quick 20-minute walk from the CEA Study Center and the heart of Barcelona, Plaza Catalonia. The apartment is very spacious and came fully furnished, providing my roommates and I with all of the necessary tools to have an easy adjustment to our new lifestyle in Barcelona. Brynn M. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Blogger in Barcelona, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying Communication at California…

For me, one of the most attractive qualities of the CEA Seville study abroad program was the excursions offered. In the past, students have been taken on visits to surrounding cities, like Granada and Cordoba, and other countries, like Morocco and Portugal. I already knew I would want to visit these places; knowing that the trips would be included, convenient, and an opportunity to bond with my fellow peers only further cemented my interest in the program. Recently, our program went on an overnight excursion to Granada. Only…

Ever wonder how to make an easy yet classic French dish? Check out this video to find out how to make Pain Perdu with yogurt and yellow plum compote! Emily D. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger in Paris, France. She is currently a Freshman studying Communications at High Point University.

My suitcase was under 50 pounds.  My travel documents were in check.  My boarding pass was in hand.  I was ready to take off for Madrid, Spain.  Hello, or should I say hola, my name is Cara, and I am the current MOJO Blogger in Madrid for Spring 2018.   I always knew I wanted to study abroad in college, and once I declared a minor in Spanish, I knew Spain was the obvious choice for where I should spend a semester of my life. Although I’ve only…

Paris is an incredible city with so much to do, see, and eat. Anything I do in this city brings me so much joy, and I thought I’d share with you! Here are my Top 5 Favorites of Paris! Visit Ladurée for the best Macarons I can attest that they are the most expensive macaroons in the entire city but 10/10 they are the best! Ladurée is a luxury sweet shop and bakery that has been around for hundreds of years, so they KNOW what they are doing.  There are…

Finding housing in another country can be pretty daunting as the regulations vary by country, and you may not have a familiarity with what is considered good pricing, location, etc. One of the great benefits of studying abroad with CEA is that all housing accommodations are taken care of before arrival in the host country.  If you’re looking into studying abroad in Sevilla (which I can’t recommend enough), there are three different housing options you can choose from, based on what you want out of your experience: apartment, Casa…

If you’re reading this, you may have just returned from an amazing study abroad experience (or maybe you’re mentally preparing to return home). During your time abroad, you probably had moments where you felt really homesick. Understandably, at first you’ll be so excited to return home; seeing your beloved friends and family again, eating all your favorite foods, sleeping in your own bed, and finally having access to all your clothes again. However, this initial excitement will eventually wear off, and that’s when you find yourself feeling sort…