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…

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¡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…

Upon my arrival in Seville,  I was overwhelmed with jubilance and curiosity. I had just spent three days in London with my cousin, two days exploring Madrid with two girls from my University, and was still reeling from the adrenaline rush. In the taxi on the the way to my homestay, I probably looked crazed with my nose pushed to the window, eyes wide with excitement. Great first impression on my new home. I would be remiss to ignore that fact that I, along with everyone in the beginning phases of their…

Monday/Wednesday 9:00-11:00 Elementary Czech.  “Jak se víkend?” chirps professor Stepankova.  Strolling into our classroom, this is how she breaks the early morning silence.  Met with the tired stares of her students, she patiently repeats again, “Jak-se-víkend?  A kde?  What am I asking you?”  At first, the answer came timidly, but now, at the end of the semester, with confidence: “How was your weekend? And where?”  Then, around the room she goes, listening intently as each student shares.  “Dobrý, good,” one answers, “a v Praze, in Prague”.  Others speak…

“I see a lot of exchange students, like Americans, stick together and don’t talk to anyone else. I don’t think that’s the point of your year or semester abroad. What’s the point of hanging out with the same people, just in another city?”This is Lam, a second year Humanities student at Anglo American University in Prague. “We really appreciate the Americans that come to talk to us. We are super glad to talk to you, to show you around, because we have questions, like why are you so weird?”…

In the Czech Republic, Christmas markets are called vánoční trh. When they begin to appear around mid-November, the capital city becomes draped in holiday spirit. They seem to pop up everywhere–Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Anděl, Prague Castle, and Náměstí Míru, among other spots.  With their own unique feel, each market offers a glimpse into a different part of the city. Traveling from market to market was one of my favorite ways to tour Prague. Taylor T. is the Fall 2016 CEA MOJO in Prague, Czech Republic. She…