Finding housing in another country can be pretty daunting as the regulations vary by country, and you may not have a familiarity with what is considered good pricing, location, etc. One of the great benefits of studying abroad with CEA is that all housing accommodations are taken care of before arrival in the host country.  If you’re looking into studying abroad in Sevilla (which I can’t recommend enough), there are three different housing options you can choose from, based on what you want out of your experience: apartment, Casa…

If you’re reading this, you may have just returned from an amazing study abroad experience (or maybe you’re mentally preparing to return home). During your time abroad, you probably had moments where you felt really homesick. Understandably, at first you’ll be so excited to return home; seeing your beloved friends and family again, eating all your favorite foods, sleeping in your own bed, and finally having access to all your clothes again. However, this initial excitement will eventually wear off, and that’s when you find yourself feeling sort…

Moving to a foreign country with a foreign language can be overwhelming. CEA provides an amazing networking opportunity through the intercambio program. Spanish students come in voluntarily to meet American students, help teach Spanish, learn English, and share cultural experiences. CEA put on many intercambio events throughout the semester, one being game night. Everyone had a blast and it was such a great way to meet locals! Madison M. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer in Seville, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying Psychology at Christopher Newport…

After my family lived in the Philippines for 3 years, I knew I needed to study abroad. CEA offered exactly what I was looking for: a housing option that allows cultural immersion, excursions within and outside of Spain, and many opportunities to learn and meet new people. I was extremely nervous about the language barrier in Spain, mostly because I had not taken a Spanish class in over a year and was really rusty on my Spanish-speaking skills! I am glad it did not stop me from going to Spain because…

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My planner has been my lifeline this busy semester. As I flick through to months past, my mind dances with memories simply from the names of the countries I have visited written carefully under their corresponding date. All the way in September I see the times to meet for orientation and I can’t help but think back to those days with a haze induced by a faraway time and a touch of jetlag. As I count down the days until I head to the Seville airport for one…

It took me a month to pack before coming to Spain. I stressed over what clothes to bring to best fit in and packed and repacked a million times before I finally zipped up a four-month wardrobe into one suitcase with what I hoped would make me look like a local. The truth is, you probably will never fit the “Spanish look.” Once in a while, I get to bask in the mistake of someone assuming I was Spanish because I wore a certain shirt or pair of earrings…

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…

Every step in this city results in sensory overload in the most wonderful way. The views of the river as you walk across one of the many beautiful bridges, the Toro del Oro standing tall, Las Setas, the Cathedral, and most of all, the friendly locals that inhabit the streets every hour of every day. The smells are wonderful with roasted chestnuts being sold on the streets, pastry shops on every corner, and tapas bars with outdoor seating. The sounds are distinct: horse hooves tapping with carriage rides…

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…

For those like me, in the Communication, Media Studies, and Tourism Management program in Seville, you get to call yourself a student at EUSA. In this haven for media and creativity, you will see students working with video equipment, taking photographs, or collaborating on projects every day. EUSA is a small, private university with professors who have worked in the field and value hands on learning. At this school,  you have the opportunity to take classes in English or Spanish and with students from many different countries. Take…