Seville is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, it can be difficult trying to figure out where to go and what to do. Here are the top three places to go in Seville, Spain. Parque Maria Luisa Any decent tour guide will tell you that the wonders of Parque Maria Luisa are not to go unseen. This park has everything: horse and carriage rides, an incredible fountain dedicated to the beauty of Spain, orange tree-lined paths, and more than enough benches and green spaces to sit…

It did not hit me that I would be living abroad in Spain for four months until my mom parked our car outside of the JFK airport. Throughout my journey to Seville, I felt equal parts terrified and excited. I was nervous that I would have a hard time with the language and would not make friends and would not like my classes and everything would go wrong. But, even then, I somehow knew I would look back on this semester as one of the best times in…

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…

  It’s always scary to leave a place of comfort, but sometimes it helps you grow. When I graduated from high school, I moved twelve hours away from home. The transition from living in New York to living in South Carolina was more difficult than I could have imagined. Even so, I grew to love the two very different cultures that I was a part of. That experience affirmed my belief in studying abroad. I knew that although it would probably take some time, I could adjust and…

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…

Finding housing in another country can be pretty daunting as the regulations vary by country, and you may not have a familiarity with what is considered good pricing, location, etc. One of the great benefits of studying abroad with CEA is that all housing accommodations are taken care of before arrival in the host country.  If you’re looking into studying abroad in Sevilla (which I can’t recommend enough), there are three different housing options you can choose from, based on what you want out of your experience: apartment, Casa…

If you’re reading this, you may have just returned from an amazing study abroad experience (or maybe you’re mentally preparing to return home). During your time abroad, you probably had moments where you felt really homesick. Understandably, at first you’ll be so excited to return home; seeing your beloved friends and family again, eating all your favorite foods, sleeping in your own bed, and finally having access to all your clothes again. However, this initial excitement will eventually wear off, and that’s when you find yourself feeling sort…

Moving to a foreign country with a foreign language can be overwhelming. CEA provides an amazing networking opportunity through the intercambio program. Spanish students come in voluntarily to meet American students, help teach Spanish, learn English, and share cultural experiences. CEA put on many intercambio events throughout the semester, one being game night. Everyone had a blast and it was such a great way to meet locals! Madison M. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer in Seville, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying Psychology at Christopher Newport…

After my family lived in the Philippines for 3 years, I knew I needed to study abroad. CEA offered exactly what I was looking for: a housing option that allows cultural immersion, excursions within and outside of Spain, and many opportunities to learn and meet new people. I was extremely nervous about the language barrier in Spain, mostly because I had not taken a Spanish class in over a year and was really rusty on my Spanish-speaking skills! I am glad it did not stop me from going to Spain because…

This time last year I was beginning a five month adventure where I lived in Seville, Spain and I took on the world by traveling to surrounding cities and countries. The cities and cultures that I experienced taught me a lot about culture and behavior, but as it turns out, I also taught a lesson or two of my own. A lesson about what it means to be Black. Even though I was with hundreds of other Americans who were abroad in Seville, my “minority” status still stuck…