Here is a short tour of the more popular areas along the board walk of Barcelona. I normally take the Metro down to the beach which takes about 25min. As you walk towards the beach from the metro stop there are several great places to stop and eat. Most of which are in this video for example we walked past Las Fritas which is a really good place to get french fries, Kapadokya , and several others. Additionally the place we ate at in the video, Surf House,…

Europe is a big place, with way too much to see in just four short months. I write this complaint at the risk of sounding ungrateful for the amazing opportunity I have to be traveling around Europe. While I want to visit as many places and countries as I can, one of my worries is not being able to see enough of Spain, the country I am actually living in. Luckily, CEA has made it possible for me to do this pretty easily. They offer trips to places around Spain…

At last, I’ve finally made it to Prague! I could not be more excited to start my semester here and I’ve wasted no time already getting to know this breathtaking city. Once I arrived at my apartment, I couldn’t help but laugh that my apartment is directly above the most American-looking Chinese restaurant. I’ve spent the first week wandering through my district and the main parts of town to become familiar with my new home. I’m surrounded by numerous eclectic cafes and fresh food markets. Best of all, there are…

It’s been a few weeks now that I’ve settled in Madrid, Spain and I am loving every second. I thought I would take you guys through a typical day here in Madrid, and I did the best I could to show you my routine. Here’s my school’s campus, lets walk yourselves through a typical Tuesday for me! 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.

Being able to travel outside of our host city is a huge part of the study abroad experience. Did I always know what I was doing when I was trying to navigate these cities? Nope. While the saying goes, “you live and you learn,” it rings true for me, another saying goes “learn from other’s mistakes.” Here are some tips to do before departure to consider while traveling abroad. Research the top 5 places to go in that city Some places that you are going into may have limited visitation…

I landed in Prague about two weeks ago and I am already loving this incredible international experience! My first week brought new faces and new places as I quickly got accustomed to the everyday life of a university student living in Prague. Here are a few of my first impressions! Everything costs 100s, but don’t panic! I went grocery shopping and my total was over 500Kč! I’m a college student I can’t afford to be spending that much each week. At first I panicked until I realized that…

Walking around Barcelona is always full of beautiful sights. I love getting lost in the city and finding new places every day. My first couple of weeks, however, I made sure to visit all the famous locations in Barcelona. From my apartment, all these incredible places are just a short walk or metro ride away. Here are some highlights from my early walking adventures in the city that include Park Guell, Gracia neighborhood and cafes, Gothic Quarter, La Boqueria, plazas throughout the city, and more. Enjoy the walking…

Last week, I interviewed the director of CEA Madrid, Sylvia Martinez. She has a lot to say not only about her work with CEA, but also about her life in 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.  

Arriving in Barcelona, I had no idea what to expect from this program. I obviously knew the four classes I would be taking at the CEA Center and the one class I would be taking at the local, University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVIC). However, to be honest, I had done very little research. I had a cousin who was in CEA several years ago and loved it, so I decided to give it a shot. In reality, who doesn’t want to live in a foreign…

In the months leading up to my departure, I thought a lot about what my apartment might look like, the kinds of things I wanted to do in Barcelona, and the weekend trips I hoped to take. I put very little thought into the essential reason for being in another country for a semester: studying while abroad. Other than the tedious process of making sure all my credits would transfer, I prepared very little for how school might be different in Spain. I can now happily say after my first few…