Sunday’s in Paris are meant for staying in bed, taking a leisurely stroll, enjoying a warm cup of tea, and catching up on all the homework that was supposed to be done over the weekend. — Except getting homework done on a Sunday can be a tough task when almost all of Paris is shut down. Walk down any street and you’ll soon find everyone’s enjoying the same day off together with the “fermee” sign prominent in the window. While the trusty Starbucks is open on Sunday’s, here…

If you are studying abroad in Paris, you have a VIP card that gets you into a lot of cool places — your student ID card! With your student ID card, you can get lots of discounts and you have free access to some of Paris’s top museums. Here are my top picks for FREE museums you’ve got to see. Musée de l’Orangerie Wednesday – Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission: 5:15 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays This museum is a perfect end to a nice stroll…

In a couple weeks I leave Prague and head back home to California. It is crazy to think I have been here for four months. The time flew by, as I was told it would. It is hard to put in words what this experience has meant to me. I’ve tried to find the right adjective to place before the word, ‘experience,’ but each time I write one down, it doesn’t fully encompass my feelings. Perhaps this is because there is no single adjective to describe what studying…

After a slightly stressful week of midterms, we were gifted with a week off of school for fall break. My roommate and I decided to take full advantage of our time off and traveled to Ireland, London, and Portugal. We had such an amazing time. We got to meet up with lots of friends on our different stops and experienced so many new cultures. Additionally, we may or may not have eaten our way through the trip. This video gives a little bit of a peek into our…

Oni Coffee Address: 10 Boulevard Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris Hours: 8am – 8pm, open on Sundays! As I write this and every time I look at these photos, my mind wanders and my mouth waters. I’m kind of a brunch freak, so believe me when I say Oni Coffee has got it goin’ on. I actually stumbled upon this place as my friend Morgan and I were walking to a different cafe to study in, when she couldn’t wait any longer to use the restroom. So this was the…

After a week of classes, it’s nice to kick back and relax. Especially when you have a fun day trip planned ahead of you! One of my favorite excursions so far with CEA has been to Honfleur, France. The crisp weather was refreshing just like the apple ciders we got to try at a cider distillery. Take a peek at what the day consisted of! Leah D. is the Fall 2017 CEA MOJO Blogger in Paris, France. She is currently a Junior studying News & Documentary Production at Chapman…

Going to school in Prague and attending Anglo-American University is completely different than my home university. Although it was unfamiliar at first, I have come to love it. The school itself is a short twenty minute walk along the river for me. Even though I can take the tram, I prefer to walk because the city is gorgeous. The first time I walked into AAU I was taken aback. During orientation they told us the building was an old palace and you can definitely tell. The staircase leading…

One of my favorite pastimes back in the United States is thrift shopping. While for some people, walking into a room filled with racks and racks of clothing, bins of shoes, and shelves of books is overwhelming – for me, it’s the beginning of my own treasure hunt. I don’t remember where I saw this quote, but I feel like it completely encapsulates how I feel about thrifting: “Come curious, leave a collector.” Each item I purchase – whether it be clothes, shoes, or some weird little trinket…

Bonjour! Here is a quick video of my room tour in Paris! I am currently living in the 12th arrondissement. I have one other roommate – her name is Eli and she is a student at the University of San Diego. While living in a small Parisian apartment has been quite the adjustment, I have enjoyed spending time in my apartment and getting to know my neighborhood. My street is filled with boulangeries, cafes and cool places to eat. Plus, every Tuesday and Friday, there is a farmers…

At Chapman University, I am currently in my third year studying news and documentary production. At first, I wanted to be a broadcast journalist, reporting live news, and sitting at the anchor desk looking into the camera. I’m not sure when exactly it happened, but I realized I was more intrigued in being behind the camera. I became less interested in reporting on news that changes every minute and more interested in in-depth creative storytelling. Upon arriving to Paris, each street, each shop, each person here could easily…