As my time abroad in Seville comes to a close, I’d like to reflect on my experience. I am so fortunate to have been able to study abroad in Seville. I loved the cities I’ve visited, but each time I return to Seville, I’m overjoyed to be home. This past weekend, my friends and I went to Barcelona and couldn’t stop talking about how people from our hostel were going to visit only Barcelona when in Spain. I loved La Sagrada Família and Park Güell, but I didn’t…

As my semester in London comes to a close, I think it’s safe to say that it’s been an amazing ride.  In the span of a few months, I’ve been able to see jaw-dropping sights, meet people from all over the world, and gain a broader perspective.  From the incredible architecture of Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, to the gorgeous parks and unrivaled theatre district, there’s a lot to love about this city.  Above all of that, this experience did something else for me: it molded me…

Preparing to study abroad is no easy feat: you need to know what and how to pack, exchange rates, cultural differences, and everything in between.  Luckily, we’ve put together this little handy-dandy travel guide to aide you in your quest across the pond. Packing  Everyone’s favorite!  Since lugging several suitcases with you is a drag (and expensive), limit yourself to one checked bag and carry-on.  In the checked bag, pack your necessities: clothes, toiletries, or anything too big for a carry on.  Speaking of which, things like electronics,…

Since the semester is just about over, I thought I’d share some differences between the US and UK’s approach to higher education.  Although these differences weren’t that hard to get used to (at least for me), they were still significant and interesting. Structure/Meeting Times In the US, my classes meet multiple times per week in one location.  For example, I might have one class that meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for one hour.  Then, every Tuesday and Thursday I’ll have another that meets for an hour and a…

The best part about London is that it has something for everyone.  With a wide array of clubs, pubs, restaurants, theatre, cinema, art, museums, shops, and parks, what’s not to love?  The video above takes you on an adventure through some of my personal favorite spots in the city. Tom K. is a Spring 2018 CEA MOJO Blogger in London, England.  He is currently studying Communication concentrating in Journalism and Media Theory & Production at Western New England University.

Being the history buff I am, I was very excited for the trip to Hampton Court Palace.  Like the rest of CEA’s excursions, it didn’t disappoint.  Everything from the architecture, design, and murals, to the Renaissance era aesthetic were absolutely mind blowing.  Additionally, learning that the palace was King Henry VIII’s pleasure castle made the experience all the more enjoyable. In any event, here are some of the best moments/exhibits from the trip: The Ye Olde Kitchen No, that fireplace is not a fake recreation.  This was one…

While most of my CEA peers are attending school in central London, I’m studying in Harrow which is about a half hour away via tube.  As a whole, it has a more relaxed, residential, and suburban feel compared to the other Westminster campuses.  The video above follows my day as I go to class and visit my favorite hangouts. Thomas K. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger in London, England. He is currently a Junior studying Communication at Western New England University.

Although I’ve been living in London for a month, there are still times where I say to myself: “Wow, I can’t believe I’m here.”  Several weeks ago, I was in the quiet suburbs of Massachusetts, now I’m in the center of one of the most culturally dynamic cities in the world.  Unbelievable. This incredible journey of mine started last January when I called CEA about their Westminster program.  As I heard more about it, my enthusiasm grew.  Not only was the location perfect, but I would have the…

Studying abroad in Paris is step one. Step two? See as much of Europe as you can! Because Paris is centrally-located, it’s a great starting point for your international adventures. While living in Paris, I was able to travel to the UK, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. 3 out of 4 of those trips were on my own dime and really affordable! I was able to see Germany’s Black Forest through an incredible trip arranged by CEA. On top of that, I explored six French cities. This was…

In the US, I am majoring in Media and Journalism.  As the semester moves along at the University of Westminster’s Harrow campus, I must say it has given me a new perspective on the entire Communication field.  In addition to learning a whole new English dialect, I am also learning how the British media works. Spoiler: It’s very different from America. Interestingly enough, the most different aspect is in sports media.  In the US there are four major sports: (American) football, Baseball, Basketball, and hockey.  All of which…