As my study abroad experience in Shanghai comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on my time here. This semester has by far been the beat time of my life. I have made so many memories that I will never forget. Some of my favorite times were the trips that I was able to take throughout while in China both with CEA and on my own. I was able to travel to Dalian, Wuzhen, Hangzhou, Beijing, and Nanjing. Each of these cities was unique and was a great…

There are so many things I love about Seville, I will list my top picks so this blog doesn’t turn into a novel. Where to begin. You can’t go wrong with visiting the Plaza de España. It’s located in the famous Maria Luisa Park. The Plaza has some breathtaking Spanish architecture with the mix of Renaissance and Moorish styles. It’s a huge half-circle structure with buildings that are connected by bridges over the moat and a fountain in the middle. I love walking through Maria Luisa Park around sunset and then hitting…

In this video, I take you on a walking tour of some of my favourite spots in London. London is a huge city and it’s often difficult to decide what to see and do, so allow me to show you what I’ve found worthwhile after living here for 2 months. Check out this video to see restaurants, cafes, pubs, museum, and other must-see places in Shoreditch, the South Bank, and Central London. Here you can find a google map with the places I visit in the video. James L….

I can’t believe my time abroad is really coming to an end. Time has flown by in the blink of an eye. I am so glad I made the decision to study abroad because I have learned so many different things and places I would’ve never imagined of visiting. This whole time abroad has been so surreal, some weekends I couldn’t believe I was in a different country in the span of just 2 hours traveling. I am so thankful that I got the opportunity to be abroad and…

I think it’s safe to say that my study abroad experience in London has completely changed my life in ways I could never have imagined. In these three months, I’ve gotten the chance to speak with people from countries all across Europe and Asia, and got the chance to visit and experience cultures vastly different from my own. This theme of unfamiliarity became the perfect backdrop on which to analyze myself and learn things I have previously overlooked while in the comfort of my home culture. Here are a few things…

Since I’ve passed the midway point of the semester, I thought I’d share my experience with the academics here at Westminster. Although I’m a Management student at my home institution, I decided to take a variety of different classes in different subjects, such as sociology, literature, and writing while abroad. This has allowed me to interact with students of many different backgrounds, and broaden my perspective of academic life in the UK. Class Structure The biggest difference I’ve noticed is the structure and scheduling of classes. At my home institution…

The campus of East China Normal University is supremely located near some of the best places in Shanghai. Not only is what is on the outside of campus convenient and fun, the inside provides students with the best of everything. From beautiful gardens to hundreds of food options to shops of all kinds, students are sure to live comfortably during their study abroad semester. Matthew M. is the Fall 2016 CEA MOJO in Shanghai, China. He is currently a junior studying Global Business at Cedarville University.

Going to school in another country is quite the experience. When I walk to school here in Seville, I pass by many locals of all ages going to work, school, running errands, etc. My school at home in San Luis Obispo, California, is known to be a vibrant college town filled with college students, whereas when I walk to school in Seville I see people of all ages and passing the center of Seville where I see many tourists. It’s not your average walk to school when you…

Most US study abroad students come to London not expecting any sort of language barriers, considering that we speak the same language. However, I was surprised to find out this is not the case, and have found myself in several situations in which there was a communication breakdown; usually resulting in a funny story. One of the first instances I came across were the greetings used by register workers. “You alright?” When I first heard this after buying a water bottle at Sainsbury’s, I wasn’t sure how to…

One of my favorite parts about studying abroad so far has been the friends that I have been able to meet.  Coming to Shanghai, I didn’t really know what to expect. I thought that I would be in class with all Americans, with some Chinese classmates here and there. I couldn’t have been more wrong. My classes are more diverse than I could have ever expected. In my Chinese class of only 15 people, there are 11 different nationalities represented (Iraq, Canada, United States, South Korea, China, Pakistan,…