Who doesn’t love free things?  Well, this trip to Granada was not exactly free, but it was included in the CEA Madrid program, so why not take advantage of an awesome trip?  Recently, CEA Madrid students were given the opportunity to travel to Granada, Spain for a weekend getaway.  While the weather was less than ideal, we still made the most of a rainy weekend in the south of Spain. We started the weekend off with a walking tour around Granada.  We explored the city with umbrellas in…

A major part of study abroad is the “study” portion.  The reality of my academic life abroad is the classes I am taking are incredibly different than the United States equivalent, and that is exactly what I had in mind before I got here. When I decided to study abroad, I knew I wanted to take classes that would both meet the requirements of my home university and actually interest me.  Now I can confidently say both of those things are checked off the list.  One of the…

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As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, CEA is gathering two decades worth of interviews and insights from alumni. We talked with CEA Alumni Ambassador Karime Diaz about her hopes, concerns and favorite parts about studying in Barcelona in Summer 2017. Before she even reached Barcelona, Karime was excited for the new opportunities that studying abroad with CEA was going to present to her. Karime: The thing that I was most looking forward to was experiencing a new environment and culture and living completely on my own in a different…

For our week of of spring break, my friend and I spent seven incredible days in Patagonia. We traveled from towns, to national parks, to lakes, to glaciers, and up mountains, and we met some of the coolest people on the way. My pictures don’t even do it justice so I guess I will have to make it back down there in the future! Kelsey B. is the Spring 2017 MOJO Blogger in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is currently a  Junior studying Journalism & Public Relations at Indiana University. 

This weekend I started off spring break by flying with the people on my program to Iguazú in northern Argentina. This entire area of Argentina is jungle and filled with amazing wildlife and, of course, the Iguazú Falls which is the world’s widest range of waterfalls (and most beautiful). Friday morning we met up with everyone at 7 a.m. at the airport in Buenos Aires, tired yet so excited for the jam-packed weekend. When we landed in Iguazú, we met our tour guide for the weekend, Pilar, and…

I never pictured having the possibility to go to Uruguay, but last Friday I did just that. That morning, I met my program at the ferry station downtown to catch our ride to Colonia, Uruguay for the day. The ferry was only one hour, and magical to say the least thanks to the incredibly comfortable chairs—I had a great nap! When we arrived in Colonia, our tour guide for the morning greeted us. He did the entire tour in Spanish to help us all practice listening. We learned a…

Spending a weekend in Mendoza, Argentina with three of your gal-pals is the best way to relax – the views are beautiful, the wine is delicious, and the air is simply happy. My three friends and I landed in Mendoza on Friday morning. Coming in just after sunrise, we got a beautiful view of the sun over the mountains when we landed. When we arrived to the hotel our jaws dropped, it was gorgeous. The bright blue pool, the green of the grape vines, the blue of the…

Every Monday night in Buenos Aires is always a bangin’ one, thanks to La Bomba del Tiempo (The Time Bomb) is an improvisational drum group that performs weekly at the Konex Cultural Center. I had heard many people talk about the show and how it was one of their favorite things to do while abroad here, so I knew I had to check it out. The show technically doesn’t start until around 8p.m., but we were advised to get there at 6:30p.m., just to be safe. It wasn’t…

The term “study abroad” is sort of skewed in the U.S. because everyone associates it with going to a foreign country, traveling, and having an extended vacation. What is forgotten about is the “study.” People forget all the time that they are actually living in Buenos Aires, attending school every day, and studying. While some people might be turned off by that thought, I’m here to tell you about my amazing classes I am taking abroad. Spanish First of all, I already finished all of my Spanish requirements…

During my long weekend off of school for Carnival, my friend and I took the extra time off to travel to Chile.  We visited the San Pedro de Atacama, Santiago, Valpraiso, and Viña del Mar. Each city was beautiful and filled with wonderful views, people, and food. I hope to make it back to Chile one day in the future! Kelsey B. is the Spring 2017 MOJO Blogger in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is currently a  Junior studying Journalism & Public Relations at Indiana University.