study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Paris

Everyone knows Paris—but who really knows Paris? I’ve now been living in the city for nearly four whole months, and I continue to make many new discoveries every day, just as I did in my first weeks here. Locals too often say that years in Paris do not give sufficient time to know it all. When it takes nearly a week to peruse the entirety of the Louvre’s contents, how could you ever hope to know a city so vast? Paris’ vastness is what makes it so special…

After many months here in Paris, the semester is just days away from its close. Our classes have nearly concluded, and our final exams will soon commence. Two weeks from now, each of us will depart from the CEA Paris Center to move in different directions towards familiar homes across the Atlantic or even towards new adventures abroad. When we began our collegiate years back in the States, many of us found ourselves in very new environments—new people around us, new learning in diverse spaces, new opportunities to…

study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Paris

Already I’ve been living here in Paris for two and a half months, and thus the midpoint of my semester abroad has passed by me. As spring brings more pleasant weather and consequently more exploration across both this marvelous city and Europe as a whole, the empty days on my calendar have all but disappeared. I have no doubt that the evolution of self already begun will continue until my last day here, but in retrospective review of my semester thus far I can already perceive the growth…

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…