Watch me annoy my roommate as she makes us Beef Bourguignon for dinner! It’s the perfect French dish for anyone who likes a savory treat, but takes ALL day to make, Zuzu was stirring the stew for hours before she let any of us have a taste. This dish provides a myriad of flavors and goes great with a glass of red wine and mashed potatoes, we hope you enjoy! Simran H. is the Fall 2016 CEA MOJO in the french Riviera, France. She is currently a sophomore…

Here’s a peek at what you can expect when you’re going on an excursion with CEA…. Hotels outside castles, guided tours, authentic French cuisine, the list goes on! On a typical weekend excursion, CEA students get to explore the rich history of some of the oldest areas on the French Riviera while getting to participate actively in cultural experiences. Whether it’s making perfume, wine tasting, or hiking- we always return with a stronger sense of French values and ideas of life. Simran H. is the Fall 2016 CEA…

One of the things that I was most worried about coming to China was what the classroom environment would be like. I had in my head, a picture of rigorous course loads that required hours upon hours of work, done in a silent classroom where only the professor was allowed to speak. My first classroom experience was quick to do away with all presumptions about the Chinese classroom. The teachers so far have promoted a very interactive environment that, in my mind, furthers the learning experience. Many teachers…

It’s ironic how alone you can feel in a city of thousands of people, but even more ironic how you can learn more about yourself in a foreign country than you can in the comfort of your hometown. With every step I take to familiarize myself with my new surroundings, the more I realize how unprepared I am for the lesson this experience will teach me. In the first couple of weeks, simple tasks like grocery shopping, riding the train, or ordering food became challenging endeavors I tried…

Upon arrival in Shanghai, I realized I was in a land of unknowns. I was surrounded by every nationality except my own. I couldn’t read any signs or advertisements.  I couldn’t understand what anyone around me was saying. I was shocked to realize I really had no idea how to function in what seemed to be a whole new world. I painstakingly made my way through the airport, hoping that by following the crowd I would make my way to the right place! I made it through the…

10. Request a CEA catalog and leave it lying around the house, where Mom or Dad is sure to discover it. 9. Cook them an Italian meal for dinner (don’t forget to set the iPod to play some freshly downloaded beautiful Italian dinner music). This time next year they could be experiencing the real thing while visiting you! 8. Tell your parents you will earn college credit and, thus, still graduate on time. 7. DVR Anthony Bourdain or Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel, then switch over to…

CEA Global Education Solutions is pleased to co-sponsor an important international symposium “A World in Danger: Financial Mismanagement, State Regulation and Ethical Necessity” to take place in Paris (at the Luxembourg Palace) on Monday, June 15. The symposium explores the current crisis that is “truly global, both because all actors everywhere – both state and non-state – have been involved and because every aspect of human activity – economic, political, social, cultural, and environmental – has been affected.” CEA’s own Dr. Scott Blair, a professor and the Associate…

CEA is proud to announce a new series of online tutorials, beginningwith Financial Aid for your study abroad program. Many students must navigate the often confusing business of College scholarships and financing – this can become even more daunting when combined with a study abroad program. Students still need to discuss financial aid with their home university, or college and our new tutorials help walk students through that process. The tutorial shows students: How the financial aid process works Which forms are needed Where to find the necessary…

When it comes to financial aid, it seems as if there are more questions than answers – especially for study abroad students who want to use scholarships, grants and other aid for their study overseas. But don’t worry – it’s not so complicated! Here at CEA, we’ve helped thousands of study abroad students to use their financial aid to take Spanish courses in Spain, French courses in France or explore dozens of other study abroad programs.Take a look at some of the most common myths and facts about…