study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Barcelona

While studying abroad in Barcelona, CEA offers numerous weekend trips or nightly excursions to various locations around Spain; and trust me, you should take advantage of them. Want to know the best part? They are free. That’s right, completely free (already in the cost of your program). So before breaking your bank on one more weekend trip with your friends, save your money and capitalize on the amazing guided getaways CEA has to offer. At the beginning of the semester CEA will host a sign up period for…

It’s been two weeks since this amazing excursion to Morocco and I’m still reeling. How many people get to say they visited Morocco for a weekend to ride camels, drink tea, tried new food, talked with Moroccan students, bartered with shop owners, and walked through a blue city in the mountains? After a bus ride, a ferry ride, and yet another bus ride – we made it to Morocco. Realistically, Seville isn’t all too far from North Africa and the journey passed by pretty quickly (the anticipation surely…

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…