Studying and interning abroad in college is one of the best decisions I’ve made and I am eternally grateful to have had that experience. I studied abroad with CEA at University of Westminster in London not too long ago, taking a couple internships along the way, while still being able to travel on the weekends and during school holidays. These were some of the best experiences of my life, studying in a classroom where I could hear multiple accents, catapulting my career, immersing myself in European culture. I…

“MOJO” is a difficult title to add to your résumé. Not a lot of future employers will know what a MOJO is and a quick google search will show them a Wikipedia page of mojo sauce (whatever that is). So how do you explain to them your relevant experience quickly on a one sheet paper that will at best, be skimmed? Here’s how to to get the most out of your experience without lying on your résumé. Explaining “MOJO” on Paper & Online It is best practice to modify…

My typical day might be very different from other people’s you follow on social media. I put together pictures and short clips of how I start my morning to how I typically end my night. I included my favorite places where I normally grab food two or three times a week and of course a ton of gelato. I hope this gives you insight into how I live my daily life in this beautiful city called Firenze. Haley H. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer and international intern in…

Since I’ve been in France, my days have been filled with more breathtaking sights and precious moments than I can count. I don’t ever want to forget my experiences here, so I’ve relied on documenting Paris through photography – my favorite artistic medium. That being said, it’s easy to fall into the trap of photographing just about everything you see without much thought or intention behind the photo you’re taking. I’m not immune to this habit, but I look back the most fondly on photographs I took that…

This is our door from the inside of our apartment. I love how it is wooden and antique-like.This is our dining room table. This is an aerial view of our kitchen space taken above from our loft. We have a washer and dish washer stored underneath the kitchen top.Then to the right is our refrigerator. Here is our loft which has two chairs a table stand and then not pictured is the TV. Here you can get a glimpse of how I decorated my room to make it…

Whether they formulate in the middle of class as a professor’s voice slowly becomes a mumble, or they meet you in the familiar comfort of your bed, everyone has them – everyone dreams. Some more than others, and for those of us whose minds tend to wander a bit farther than the average, the idea of living day by day, moment by moment may be one of the biggest challenges of living in a different country. When your hands are gripping the safety bars of the Eiffel Tower,…

I stared at my internship coordinator in disbelief as she explained the criteria for our internships rapidly in Spanish. She explained the basics of each of our positions, pointing to people around the room as she went. Some of us would be a classroom assistant at a local school. Others would assist in making meals at a senior citizen home each week. My internship paired me with the Albihar Foundation, a social services network that focuses on the well-being and personal growth of women, children, and the elderly….

What happens when you combine study abroad, the French Riviera and an internship opportunity? An internship at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival! This year, nine CEA students were selected to be part of the Festival Team, and five were selected to join Isabelle Foret, internationally-renowned wine expert, and her team. CEA French Riviera Program Director, Kristin Kerr, gives us an inside look at what this French Riviera study abroad internship is all about. (For additional program information: http://ow.ly/xTZXs): “Each year in May, several French Riviera students intern at…

All the CEA students in Antibes are incredibly lucky because we have the opportunity to apply to work at the Cannes Film Festival (which is the world’s longest running film festival) and to work with the wine journalist Isabelle Foret, who hosts events during the festival. I’ll be working with Isabelle this semester, along with four other CEA students. Isabelle has a French blog (femivin.com) and American blog (winewomanworld.com – this blog is not updated as often because Isabelle only speaks French), and she wrote a book called Elle…