Sunday’s in Paris are meant for staying in bed, taking a leisurely stroll, enjoying a warm cup of tea, and catching up on all the homework that was supposed to be done over the weekend. — Except getting homework done on a Sunday can be a tough task when almost all of Paris is shut down. Walk down any street and you’ll soon find everyone’s enjoying the same day off together with the “fermee” sign prominent in the window. While the trusty Starbucks is open on Sunday’s, here…

If you are studying abroad in Paris, you have a VIP card that gets you into a lot of cool places — your student ID card! With your student ID card, you can get lots of discounts and you have free access to some of Paris’s top museums. Here are my top picks for FREE museums you’ve got to see. Musée de l’Orangerie Wednesday – Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission: 5:15 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays This museum is a perfect end to a nice stroll…

After a week of classes, it’s nice to kick back and relax. Especially when you have a fun day trip planned ahead of you! One of my favorite excursions so far with CEA has been to Honfleur, France. The crisp weather was refreshing just like the apple ciders we got to try at a cider distillery. Take a peek at what the day consisted of! Leah D. is the Fall 2017 CEA MOJO Blogger in Paris, France. She is currently a Junior studying News & Documentary Production at Chapman…

One of my favorite pastimes back in the United States is thrift shopping. While for some people, walking into a room filled with racks and racks of clothing, bins of shoes, and shelves of books is overwhelming – for me, it’s the beginning of my own treasure hunt. I don’t remember where I saw this quote, but I feel like it completely encapsulates how I feel about thrifting: “Come curious, leave a collector.” Each item I purchase – whether it be clothes, shoes, or some weird little trinket…

Bonjour! Here is a quick video of my room tour in Paris! I am currently living in the 12th arrondissement. I have one other roommate – her name is Eli and she is a student at the University of San Diego. While living in a small Parisian apartment has been quite the adjustment, I have enjoyed spending time in my apartment and getting to know my neighborhood. My street is filled with boulangeries, cafes and cool places to eat. Plus, every Tuesday and Friday, there is a farmers…

At Chapman University, I am currently in my third year studying news and documentary production. At first, I wanted to be a broadcast journalist, reporting live news, and sitting at the anchor desk looking into the camera. I’m not sure when exactly it happened, but I realized I was more intrigued in being behind the camera. I became less interested in reporting on news that changes every minute and more interested in in-depth creative storytelling. Upon arriving to Paris, each street, each shop, each person here could easily…

For our week of of spring break, my friend and I spent seven incredible days in Patagonia. We traveled from towns, to national parks, to lakes, to glaciers, and up mountains, and we met some of the coolest people on the way. My pictures don’t even do it justice so I guess I will have to make it back down there in the future! Kelsey B. is the Spring 2017 MOJO Blogger in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is currently a  Junior studying Journalism & Public Relations at Indiana University. 

This weekend I started off spring break by flying with the people on my program to Iguazú in northern Argentina. This entire area of Argentina is jungle and filled with amazing wildlife and, of course, the Iguazú Falls which is the world’s widest range of waterfalls (and most beautiful). Friday morning we met up with everyone at 7 a.m. at the airport in Buenos Aires, tired yet so excited for the jam-packed weekend. When we landed in Iguazú, we met our tour guide for the weekend, Pilar, and…

I never pictured having the possibility to go to Uruguay, but last Friday I did just that. That morning, I met my program at the ferry station downtown to catch our ride to Colonia, Uruguay for the day. The ferry was only one hour, and magical to say the least thanks to the incredibly comfortable chairs—I had a great nap! When we arrived in Colonia, our tour guide for the morning greeted us. He did the entire tour in Spanish to help us all practice listening. We learned a…

Spending a weekend in Mendoza, Argentina with three of your gal-pals is the best way to relax – the views are beautiful, the wine is delicious, and the air is simply happy. My three friends and I landed in Mendoza on Friday morning. Coming in just after sunrise, we got a beautiful view of the sun over the mountains when we landed. When we arrived to the hotel our jaws dropped, it was gorgeous. The bright blue pool, the green of the grape vines, the blue of the…