It took me a month to pack before coming to Spain. I stressed over what clothes to bring to best fit in and packed and repacked a million times before I finally zipped up a four-month wardrobe into one suitcase with what I hoped would make me look like a local. The truth is, you probably will never fit the “Spanish look.” Once in a while, I get to bask in the mistake of someone assuming I was Spanish because I wore a certain shirt or pair of earrings…

I can’t believe I’m saying this – but, I return back to the United States in under two weeks. This semester abroad has been the most exhilarating whirlwind of an experience. It’s only been four months, yet I feel I’ve gained a lifetime of knowledge about myself and the world around me. I’ve traveled to more countries in this short amount of time than I have in my entire life and I’ve made connections that will endure any length of time or distance. Overall, I feel that I…

Every step in this city results in sensory overload in the most wonderful way. The views of the river as you walk across one of the many beautiful bridges, the Toro del Oro standing tall, Las Setas, the Cathedral, and most of all, the friendly locals that inhabit the streets every hour of every day. The smells are wonderful with roasted chestnuts being sold on the streets, pastry shops on every corner, and tapas bars with outdoor seating. The sounds are distinct: horse hooves tapping with carriage rides…

Studying abroad is a proven way to stand out from a sea of applicants when searching for a job. However, when combined with an international internship, studying abroad will distinguish you as a unique candidate who demonstrates drive, ambition, and flexibility. An international internship can allow you to… Show future employers that you are adaptable to new environments and possess a strong drive to learn Increase language proficiency through immersion Grow a network of global contacts Develop cross-cultural skills and global competence Gain experience in your desired field CEA offers summer…

For those like me, in the Communication, Media Studies, and Tourism Management program in Seville, you get to call yourself a student at EUSA. In this haven for media and creativity, you will see students working with video equipment, taking photographs, or collaborating on projects every day. EUSA is a small, private university with professors who have worked in the field and value hands on learning. At this school,  you have the opportunity to take classes in English or Spanish and with students from many different countries. Take…

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¡Bienvenidos amigos! My name is Amanda and I’ve been a MOJO Blogger and internship student in Seville, Spain for the past two and a half months. Perhaps you’ve read some of my other blog posts about life here in Seville, but I thought it would be a nice change to take time to introduce myself and tell my story. This feels kind of like that moment in Wizard of Oz, when they finally unveil the green curtain to reveal the anassuming person behind the scenes. Okay, well maybe…

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Spain is a country full of life. In my opinion, Seville may actually have New York City beat as the city that never sleeps. There is always something to do or see. After spending the past few months in this city, I return from my weekend travels with a sigh of relief as I am back in a place with now familiar people, sounds, and sights. My senses have become adapted to the Spanish culture and I can say that I do truly feel a connection to Seville….

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For someone who started the semester leaving the United States for the first time, it truly amazes me that I have now been to both Europe and Africa. CEA organized an incredible weekend to Morocco that allowed me to experience a part of the world I never thought I would make it to. In a whirlwind of three days and four cities I saw things and met people that I will always remember. Here’s the recap: Day 1: Tétouan After a long journey involving buses, a ferry, and border…

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When I first told people that I would be studying abroad in Spain I received many comments along the lines of “you’re vegetarian,” as if I had forgotten. I had read up about Spain and the fact did indeed keep popping up that the Spanish were a people who took pride in their Iberian ham and Mediterranean seafood, especially in the more traditional city of Seville. As a vegetarian, this was a bit unnerving. After months of reading blogs and hearing comments from friends, I had pretty much…

For students on a study abroad budget, Mondays are the days to sightsee in Seville. Although many places offer reduced tickets for students, free is always a little sweeter. Some of the mentioned landmarks are always free but others only on Mondays. There are also so many more free things to discover around Seville, enjoy the journey! Nicole F. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Blogger in Seville, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying Mass Communication & Spanish at Towson University.