One of the best things about living in a city is that pretty much everywhere is walking distance. Living in Barcelona make city living even more exciting because you get to experience a new culture at the same time. This video features all of my favorite places, from Parc de la Citudella to La Rambla. On a daily basis, I pass these streets and buildings and it makes me realize how lucky I am to be able to study abroad in this beautiful city! Annie M. is the Fall 2017 MOJO…

Connecting with your study abroad city is a really important step into making an unfamiliar city feel like home. Getting to your city is an exhilarating experience, and something you’ll probably never get to do again, but what I wanted to do what make it my home away from home. Back in the United States, there were things I would do on a regular basis, my routine. I wanted to bring that to Barcelona with me because I would be here for 4 months. I started to realize that no matter where you…

After years of dreaming, months of planning, and days of traveling, it is difficult to really describe how amazing it is to be here in Rome. So what brought me to Rome? I always knew I wanted to study abroad. My mom studied in Reims, France for an entire year in college while she pursued her French minor and had an absolutely amazing experience. Last summer, we traveled throughout Europe and actually had the opportunity to return to Reims. My mom’s old roommate from study abroad still lives…

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  A trip to France is not complete without a trip to the bakery, or “la boulangerie”. Tasting the bread in France is a cultural experience, and ringing in at around only 1 euro per loaf, what’s not to love? Let’s take a look at common types of bread that you can order, and some useful vocabulary to help you navigate your next boulangerie adventure. Good to know   Types of Bread BAGUETTE TRADITION When in doubt, order the baguette tradition. This is the classic bread that you…

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About two years ago in Fall of 2015, I left New York, and hopped on a plane to Paris with two large suitcases, and an overly-stuffed bag that barely passed as a “carry-on”. What can I say? I was super excited, had no idea what to expect, and wanted to be as prepared as possible for my semester abroad in Paris! It was my first time traveling abroad alone, and I was excited for all that was ahead. During the semester, I took an International Marketing and International…

My time abroad is almost over and, as I reflect on the experience, I have compiled six key takeaways gathered from throughout this incredible journey. Studying abroad teaches independence Apart from working through academic and cultural differences, I have learned a lot about living independently in the South of France. Learning to grab groceries when grocery stores close early, making diners and creating budgets for expenses all in a foreign context has taught me how to live independently. Cultural differences make an impact It is no secret; French…

Sometimes marvelous things happen without any planning. Like when you expect a C and get an A or, when you walk into the Vatican and the Pope walks in a few minutes later. The latter happened to me a few weekends ago. My study abroad university is better than yours. The SKEMA university international student club sponsored a Rome weekend trip making it easy for students to experience the Eternal City with prearranged bus transportation, hostel rooms and events. As soon as the news of a Rome trip…

One of my favorite parts about my abroad hometown are the jogs. A quick jog takes me up a hill to a gorgeous view of the French Riviera, the Mediterranean and the Southern Alps then down through the old town of Antibes by quaint houses, modern and old art, a fort and old narrow streets. This video is a highlight reel of a typical jog in my town. Kyle S. is the Spring 2017 MOJO Blogger in the French Rivera, France. He is currently a Sophomore studying Marketing…

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” – Martin Luther King The air, the grass, the trees, they were all normal but there was something about that place that was not. A chilling thought lingered over the area, it was a concentration camp. Around one hundred thousand were brutally killed on that ground. In school, history was my favorite subject. Stories of epic battles, ancient empires and the development of humanity entranced me. This passion for history, in fact, was one of my reasons…

My friends and I made a fun video of some of our adventures throughout the week she came to visit for Spring Break. See what we were up to and see the beautiful highlights of Madrid! Gracie D. is the Spring 2017 MOJO blogger in Madrid, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying integrated marketing communications at the University of Mississippi.