I was in my Oceanography class when my professor said to us, “Well, this is our last class before our midterm, so good luck.” Interestingly enough, I was less worried about the midterm and more worried about fact I have less than a month left abroad. I have spent three months here, and in a few weeks, the Gaby that will return home to Southern California will not be the same one who clutched her passport nervously as she got on a plane with an almost crippling fear….

Here is a short clip of what life is like at CEA in Barcelona. As you can see the classrooms and class sizes are pretty small. Allowing  you to connect with your professors and classmates a little more than the large classes at your home university. It also allows you to do some more in-depth projects like the one in this video, which was a “Shark Tank” project where everyone got a partner and presented a new idea asking the class for start up money. Things like this don’t…

Just like CEA claims, Airport pickup from London’s largest airport was a breeze. Everyone easily found the CEA meeting point and the ride to central London was smooth. If you have any doubts about navigating your way through the nation’s largest city at first, have no fear. CEA is there to pick you up and take you right where you need to go. Caitlyn B. is the Spring 2017 MOJO Blogger in London, England. She is currently a Junior studying Media & Communications at DePaul University

“Studying abroad is going to be an amazing experience, you’re going to learn so much.” -everyone I heard this phrase, or one just like this, countless times from family, friends, teachers – almost everyone I talked to about my plans for my spring semester. I responded each time with a big smile and something to the effect of “I am so excited, I can’t wait.” The response had become almost instinctive, and behind that smile hid uncertainty and a wonderful sense of anticipation. Throughout the process of planning…

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The trip to York, England was a highlight of all the CEA trips. The magical, medieval city has a such a rich history, I felt I was living my 6th grade Medieval Times dreams. The CEA crew boarded a bus and journeyed  four hours north of London to the charming town. The first stop of the day was York Minster Cathedral. This breathtaking church is the site of over 2,000 years of history. We spent a good amount of time in here guided by the informative audio tour….

From the moment I knew I was going to study abroad, I started thinking about the things I would see and experience. I did fear, however, making friends while here. However, it turns out that my friends I have made here in France are the best part of my study abroad experience. Gaby G. is the Spring 2017 MOJO Blogger in the FrenchRiviera, France. She is currently a Sophomore studying Communications at Vanguard University

As I wrap my final days abroad I can’t help but reflect on all the amazing times I have had in Barcelona, and Traveling Europe. I have made so many great friends that hopefully I will stay in touch with for years to come. One of my favorite things about coming abroad was meeting people from all over the U.S. I am from a really small town so it was interesting to meet people from other backroads and see the differences and similarities in us all. I stated…

When it is a Thursday or Friday, people usually ask about your weekend plans. At home, I would say seeing a movie, watching tv, or just doing nothing; here, my response often times is a description of a wonderful place that was only barely talked about sometime in my life. This last week, my response was, “I am going to Paris to see the usual sites like Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower, then go on a river cruise on the Seine River, and see a show at…

As my final days in Barcelona approach, I have begun to look back on my time here and reflect on it all. It seems impossible that it has already been almost four months. I feel like I just got here, and yet I also cannot believe how much has happened. While trying to cram in all my favorite things one more time and study for finals in the next week or so, I am also taking the time to think about all the things I have learned, how…

In my past five months in Europe, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve had to adjust to many different cultures and really get out of my comfort zone. I came here completely solo and it’s been hard at times, but also an incredibly rewarding experience. I learned some good lessons along the way…ones I think are worth sharing: Homesickness is normal I never in my life have been homesick. I went to school five hours away from my parents for a reason, but when you’re halfway across the world…