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…

Oni Coffee Address: 10 Boulevard Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris Hours: 8am – 8pm, open on Sundays! As I write this and every time I look at these photos, my mind wanders and my mouth waters. I’m kind of a brunch freak, so believe me when I say Oni Coffee has got it goin’ on. I actually stumbled upon this place as my friend Morgan and I were walking to a different cafe to study in, when she couldn’t wait any longer to use the restroom. So this was the…

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…

Bonjour tout le monde! And bienvenue to my blog for my study abroad experience! I will be taking you with me as I traipse around Paris and other places in Europe. Why I Chose to Study In Paris I have always been fascinated by France. The language is what drew me in. I studied French during  high school and it just stuck with me. I loved writing and speaking in French. And the times in class that we learned about French culture, I always left wanting to know…