study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Paris

I first visited Paris in August 2014 for a four-day whirlwind tour at the close of a summer escapade in Europe, and now, after more than three years, I’ve come back. In a sense, my semester abroad with CEA is a homecoming—but one that affords me the tools and opportunities to engage much more meaningfully with French culture and the Parisian world than one could ever hope to accomplish in four days. The city has continued its evolution—wheat-paste posters changing hundreds of times, facades evolving under the weather’s…

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…

study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Paris

Food in Paris is legendary—most everyone has heard that message, whether it be from Disney’s Ratatouille or the foodblogging corners of Instagram, and it’s not wrong. For an American, this food scene can be overwhelming, though, too; menus in French, restaurant servers speaking French, packaging in French, prices in Euros… Below I’ve outlined the steps that helped me navigate my meals for the first few weeks here in Paris. Plan. I made a shopping list before each of my visits to the grocery store, which made it much…

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…

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…

study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Seville

¡Bienvenidos amigos! My name is Amanda and I’ve been a MOJO Blogger and internship student in Seville, Spain for the past two and a half months. Perhaps you’ve read some of my other blog posts about life here in Seville, but I thought it would be a nice change to take time to introduce myself and tell my story. This feels kind of like that moment in Wizard of Oz, when they finally unveil the green curtain to reveal the anassuming person behind the scenes. Okay, well maybe…

It’s been two weeks since this amazing excursion to Morocco and I’m still reeling. How many people get to say they visited Morocco for a weekend to ride camels, drink tea, tried new food, talked with Moroccan students, bartered with shop owners, and walked through a blue city in the mountains? After a bus ride, a ferry ride, and yet another bus ride – we made it to Morocco. Realistically, Seville isn’t all too far from North Africa and the journey passed by pretty quickly (the anticipation surely…

For my Fall semester in Seville, I’m taking 15 credit hours of class through CEA. Classes at CEA are Monday-Thursday with most Fridays off, however this may not be the case for those taking additional classes with a partner university. Though I have a full course load, I find my schedule to be quite manageable and I have to say, I’m loving my classes so far. My five courses include Communication and Global Competence, Advanced Spanish, Digital Culture for Social Change, Seville: Culture, Identity and Citizenship and an…

I chose my Global Studies major not only because I love travel and culture, but also because I firmly believe that global competence and cultural diversity are characteristics that can benefit every individual and enterprise. It’s a well known fact that social media and globalization have made the world more interconnected than it’s ever been, but what do we do with that information and how do we empower cultural differences in a cohesive manner? Questions like these are what drive me to continue learning as much as I…