Welcome to Seville! In this short video, you’ll get to walk around this beautiful and captivating city with me. You’ll hear the people walking by, the flowing water from the abundance of fountains, and other sounds from my favorite city. I’m going to take you to some of the most scenic spots in Seville: Parque Maria Luisa, Plaza de España, the Guadalquivir river, the Royal Alcazar, and other local parks and areas. Enjoy! Kelly M. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger in Seville, Spain. She is currently a…

For me, one of the most attractive qualities of the CEA Seville study abroad program was the excursions offered. In the past, students have been taken on visits to surrounding cities, like Granada and Cordoba, and other countries, like Morocco and Portugal. I already knew I would want to visit these places; knowing that the trips would be included, convenient, and an opportunity to bond with my fellow peers only further cemented my interest in the program. Recently, our program went on an overnight excursion to Granada. Only…

People sometimes seem to think that communication is an easy major, but every business and establishment need skilled communicators. Subtle differences in the ways people use language can completely alter the success of our interactions with strangers, potential business partners, and foreign friends. The ability to deliver information in an effective way is imperative to achieving goals and creating relationships. A teacher without communication skills is just a smart person because there is no way for the students to gain from their experience if they don’t understand what…

Now that I have returned from my study abroad, I have been getting a lot of questions about the experience. Sometimes, the questions can be very repetitive. I figured the best way for me to share all of the basic and best information is in a blog post. Keep reading for some of my highlights! Which Program Did You Choose? CEA Rome: Theology and Religious Studies What Classes Did You Take? Italian (occasional class trips) History and Theology of the Papacy (always in-class) New Testament in the Eternal…

Italy is known for it’s art. I am an art major, but I wanted to focus more on the architecture and placement of things. This series of photographs come from a school field trip that took place in Rome and the Vatican. We went to several different churches and buildings and the Colosseum. I can not wrap my head around how someone could build these incredible structures. I hope you enjoy these photographs, and I hope they do justice to how incredible and beautiful these places are in real…

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Rome is a beautiful city with sites to see around every corner. Before I left, everyone loved to tell me that I could live in Rome my entire life and still not see everything. I finally believe them. In an effort to see as much of Rome as I could (and to maybe catch a sneaky glimpse of the Pope walking in the gardens), I decided I would take the trek up to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica. After paying my 6 euro to get in, 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…

CEA offers a variety of fun and cultural academic activities. I decided to take part in the cooking class offered to us. It was a three hour class, but defiantly worth it. We started out by creating the ‘dough’ for our fresh pasta. All you need to make fresh pasta is eggs, flour and a little bit of salt. While the ‘dough’ was resting, we started to work on our appetizer which was an eggplant souffle.   While the eggplant souffle baked in the oven, we started to work…

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…

Our first excursion with CEA was to Honfleur, France. It’s a charming coastal city in Northern France that is home to vibrant markets, a bustling downtown harbor, and lots of color. Dana F. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer in Paris, France. She is currently a junior studying Cinema & Photography at Ithaca College.