Ever since I was young I knew I wanted to study abroad. There was something about moving away across the country, immersing myself in new culture, new experiences, and stepping out of my comfort zone that I always found enticing. How did I know CEA was the program for me? Well that was easy. CEA had so many amazing course options that not only sounded enjoyable, and they were also suitable for my major. CEA also provides you with amazing housing locations in the heart of the city…

  Was I scared when I went to France?  Well, I had traveled a lot. I had already been to France four times and gone to 27 different countries. So, was I scared to travel abroad? Nope, I wasn’t. What I was most scared about was this was going to be an ordinary trip for me and I wouldn’t have that life-changing experience everyone talks about when studying abroad. I couldn’t write when I arrived on my nerves because my biggest fear was it would be to basic. I…

Communications is an enormous field that covers everything related to human connections, from how we speak and write, to how we communicate through mass media. Studying abroad has been a very rewarding experience as a communications major because it has allowed me to extricate myself from my culture and see not only how different cultures in Europe communicate, but also how they perceive my communication style. In such a globalized world it is important to be aware and sensitive to such cultural differences and how messages may be…

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 CEA and the heart of Barcelona, Plaza Catalonia. The apartment is very spacious and came fully furnished providing my roommates and I with all of 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 Polytechnic State University, San…

Former Alumni Ambassador at University of Utah, Forrest, takes us through her top five reasons to study abroad with CEA in Granada, Spain. As if the tapas weren’t enough! Forrest R. is a CEA alumnae. She studied abroad in Granada, Spain in the Spring of 2016. She is currently studying Communications at University of Utah.

Throughout my entire study abroad experience, I have been extremely impressed with CEA (and this is not because I am blogging for them). You don’t really understand all the little things CEA does that you wouldn’t have with another program until you land in a foreign country. Everything form setting up your accommodations, arranging excursions and cultural experiences, The fact CEA organized and rented me an apartment with roommates for the four months I am here makes a huge difference. Another thing different about CEA that I didn’t…

I can’t believe I’m saying this – but, I return back to the United States in under two weeks. This semester abroad has been the most exhilarating whirlwind of an experience. It’s only been four months, yet I feel I’ve gained a lifetime of knowledge about myself and the world around me. I’ve traveled to more countries in this short amount of time than I have in my entire life and I’ve made connections that will endure any length of time or distance. Overall, I feel that I…

Living in a different country and learning a new language can be difficult to say the least. You might feel like language barriers are squeezing you into a tunnel when all you want to do is communicate globally. I have spent four months in a country with a different language. Some language barriers did arise, but hereare three techniques I learned to help adapt to French and ultimately do what I came here to do: immerse myself in the French culture. Implementing these techniques in any country with…

Tour around Antibes with me and you can see the life I am living right now in the French Riviera! There are so many great times to be had here on the Mediterranean. Stroll on the beach, admire the yachts, discover new, old streets, take the bus. And, of course, what would life be in France if you didn’t stop for coffee and tread every day? Enjoy the journey! Jamie CM is the Fall 2017 MOJO Blogger in the French Riviera, France.  She is currently a Junior studying…

Studying abroad is a proven way to stand out from a sea of applicants when searching for a job. However, when combined with an international internship, studying abroad will distinguish you as a unique candidate who demonstrates drive, ambition, and flexibility. An international internship can allow you to… Show future employers that you are adaptable to new environments and possess a strong drive to learn Increase language proficiency through immersion Grow a network of global contacts Develop cross-cultural skills and global competence Gain experience in your desired field CEA offers summer…