Roma. The Eternal City. Studying abroad in Rome has been one of the most life-changing experiences. Rome is such an incredible city with so much to offer. It was incredible to walk in any direction and find something ancient or a museum filled with priceless artifacts and paintings.   Studying abroad and living in another country is hard. Everything is foreign, and it takes some time to adjust, especially if there’s a language barrier. I personally learned a lot about myself during that adjustment period, and I truly…

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When I first arrived in Spain, it took a few weeks to get acclimated to the way Spanish is spoken here. The Spanish accent seemed a lot stronger to me, compared to some Latin-American accents. What’s more, the Granadino accent can be particularly thick. It definitely takes some getting used to, but after four months, I definitely understand so much better, and I have even picked up on several local sayings and expressions. Below, I share some of the most common ones and some of my favorites to…

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Living with a host family is a unique cultural experience like no other. It’s one of the best ways to rapidly increase language proficiency while abroad, but there are many other benefits as well. Here I’ve listed what I’ve found to be the best perks of living in a Spanish home-stay. The people: My host family is amazing. I live with a married couple and their two adult daughters. They are all so kind, generous, and hospitable. We love telling stories and sharing laughs together. It’s really fun…

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The idea of studying abroad intrigues and excites many students. Maybe you love the idea of traveling and living abroad in a bustling city but aren’t sure what the “studying” part actually looks like. I’ll give you a glimpse into what academics in Spain are really like and 6 reasons why you might like taking classes abroad better than in the U.S. Awesome professors One of the best parts of my academic experience in Spain has been the professors. Of course every prof is unique, but overall, their…

One of the best parts about CEA’s Granada program is that you not only get to immerse yourself in the Spanish culture; you get to experience a new country and culture on the program’s trip to northern Morocco in the spring! Three cities, two days, and a whirlwind of unforgettable experiences – this trip was one of the most memorable weekends so far, from the incredible views, unique perspectives of each city thanks to our amazing tour guide, and of course, the food. Come to Spain for Spain,…

Deciding on a study abroad city can be a difficult choice because CEA offers so many amazing cities to choose from. While every city is unique, Granada has a certain charm that makes it a special city in Spain. In this video, the onsite Granada staff explain why they love the city so much, what life is like for students, and why you should choose Granada for your study abroad experience. Anastasia K. is the Spring 2018 MOJO in Granada, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying English…

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I love being an English major. But I often face some stereotyping when people ask me what I’m going to do after graduation. Most people assume that if you’re studying English, you want to be a teacher. But there are so many more options than just teaching, and the flexibility my degree offers is exactly what allowed me to study abroad here in Granada. I chose Granada for several reasons, one being there are a variety of literature classes.  There are a lot of other interesting classes too….

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I’m an indecisive person. But one thing I had decided clearly in my mind when I started college was that I was going to study abroad. I didn’t know where or when, but I was going to make it happen one way or another. I’m also somewhat of a perfectionist, so choosing a study abroad program was quite a long process, but I started early and researched thoroughly. I attended my school’s study abroad meetings, requested information online, made phone calls, talked to my professors, and weighed out…

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4 airports, 3 flights, and 13 hours took me from Indianapolis, Indiana across the Atlantic Ocean to Granada, Spain. I’ve only flown overseas once before in my life, but I’m still amazed that in a matter of hours, you can be in a completely different country, on a completely different continent. The day I arrived in Granada was a day I had long looked forward to. Ever since I applied for my student visa back in October, I had counted down the days until my departure. Even though…

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One of the things I most looked forward to before studying abroad was trying traditional Spanish cuisine. While there are plenty of unique restaurants and bars in Granada, I have been able to experience a lot of the local flavor just from what my host mom cooks on a daily basis! Below, I’ve shared a recipe for “Pollo Escabechado,” which translates to “marinated chicken.” It’s delicious, super simple, and really represents the simple, fresh flavors of Southern Spain. My host mom explained to me that this method of…