I wake up on a Thursday for my 8 am class executing the same morning routine that I have had for years, put on the pink sweater I bought in 2014, and walk out the door. Suddenly, I orient myself in Antibes, a city in the French Riviera that has become home. As I continue to walk to my bus stop, I am greeted with a pleasant surprise. Although the market is there every Thursday, the rows of vintage clothes, records, and other antiques always seems to catch…

Wonder what life is like for a study abroad student in the Czech Republic? I’ll take you through the course of a typical day as a university student in the CEA Prague program. I have been in Prague for about a month now and I have established a daily routine that has made it easier to settle in to life abroad. My day often includes school, a CEA activity or excursion, studying, cooking, and hanging out with friends. Eliza J. is the Spring 2017 MOJO Blogger in Prague,…

My friends and I made a fun video of some of our adventures throughout the week she came to visit for Spring Break. See what we were up to and see the beautiful highlights of Madrid! Gracie D. is the Spring 2017 MOJO blogger in Madrid, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying integrated marketing communications at the University of Mississippi.

Every week or so CEA London takes us on a stellar tour of the city. This is not your typical tour to see Big Ben or the London Eye, but something a little more off the beaten path; something to get us acclimated with our new home and experience a different side of London. This past week, we had the pleasure of going on a Street Art Tour around the neighborhood of Shoreditch. This is a vibrantly artsy, recently trendy, and expensive neighborhood. Once filled with the prostitutes hunted by…

This weekend I decided to take advantage of the Valencia trip included in the CEA program. They bus you out to Valencia (3 hours south of Barcelona) and put you up in a hotel for two nights. The city itself was awesome, it’s a fairly small beach town with pretty amazing architecture, great views and good weather (well, most of the time). The first day we got there we met up around 3pm for an option tour of the city from a local guide. Which I was happy…

Home is a place where one lives that they know well. When you decide to move to another country, you decide to make a foreign land your well known place. The problem for most people is that they expect their study abroad home to be just like their old home. However, the way to feel comfortable is not to try and decorate your new place like your old home, but rather, to find ways to fill your apartment, dorm, or homestay with things that make you happy and feel settled….

One of the reasons I chose to study abroad with CEA is because of all the excursions they include. We do long weekend trips to incredible places such as Barcelona and Sevilla, but also do day trips as well. Last month we took a trip to a small city about an hour from Madrid called Toledo. A bunch of CEA students packed in a large bus and headed out to see the city. Before arriving, I didn’t know what to expect because I hadn’t heard anything about Toledo previously….

When first coming to Barcelona and starting CEA, I had not thought much about whether or not I was going to volunteer while abroad. Once I had orientation, however, I decided it wouldn’t hurt to at least attend the informational meeting. One of my roommates and I went together, and we were shocked to learn how many different kinds of volunteer positions were available. I was excited to learn about unique ways to get more immersed in the culture and meet local people. There were even opportunities that aligned with…

  Just about two weeks prior to the start of my study abroad program, I received an email from the Anglo-American University Student Council. The email included the invitation for their annual ball, along with details like its location, ticket price, and pictures from past years. I was about to start this incredible European adventure and I had already been invited to a ball! How glamorous is that? The ball took place at the National House of Vinohrady, which is located in Prague 2. My roommates and I…

Picking a list of my favorite places in Barcelona would require a 50 page guide filled with dozens of amazing restaurants, tourists sites, and neighborhoods along with rationalizations explaining why I made the difficult decision to exclude pretty much every other place I’ve been in the city. For the sake of time, however, I will (painfully)  limit myself to three of my favorite places to visit in the city. If I haven’t already made it clear, there are a ton of things to do in Barcelona and plenty of great places…