I have gone on two trips with CEA so far. Just this last week I went on a winery & vineyard tour near the city of Sitges and a few weeks ago I went on a weekend trip to Valencia, Spain. They were both such fun experiences. Valencia The trip to Valencia started out by taking a charter bus from Barcelona. It was only about four hours and the ride was super comfortable. We got to stay at a nice hotel that was all set up and planned…

One of the best parts about CEA’s Granada program is that you not only get to immerse yourself in the Spanish culture; you get to experience a new country and culture on the program’s trip to northern Morocco in the spring! Three cities, two days, and a whirlwind of unforgettable experiences – this trip was one of the most memorable weekends so far, from the incredible views, unique perspectives of each city thanks to our amazing tour guide, and of course, the food. Come to Spain for Spain,…

Where do I even start when reflecting on my abroad experience? One thing I know is that time FLEW by. I came into this experience with a few goals in mind. I wanted to make new friends, travel around Europe, and learn as much as I could about Barcelona. After these past three and a half months, I am confident in saying all of these goals have been accomplished. This experience would not have been half as good if I didn’t have such great roommates. Kristi, Luci, and…

Deciding on a study abroad city can be a difficult choice because CEA offers so many amazing cities to choose from. While every city is unique, Granada has a certain charm that makes it a special city in Spain. In this video, the onsite Granada staff explain why they love the city so much, what life is like for students, and why you should choose Granada for your study abroad experience. Anastasia K. is the Spring 2018 MOJO in Granada, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying English…

During your time studying abroad, one of the best parts of living in a new city is exploring and finding your favorite spots. In this video, you’ll see three of my favorite spots in Granada. The Cathedral The façade of the Cathedral of Granada always looks stunning, and in the Royal Chapel next door you can see where Queen Isabel I of Castile, King Ferdinand, II of Aragon, their daughter Juana “la Loca”, and Philip I are buried. Olympia Café and Pastry Shop The locals flock here for…

Aarthi Rajaraman is my sports marketing professor at CEA. This video blog is an interview I conducted with her about how she ended up as a study abroad professor, her life in Barcelona, and what it’s like to work at her other job, 60 Minutes. She has a very interesting life, so I hope you enjoy this interview! Julia D. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger in Barcelona, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying Marketing & Finance at Iowa State University.

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…

When someone says the word “art,” what comes to mind? Do you immediately envision the light, breezy colors of Monet or Degas, majestic white marble Roman sculptures, or an Andy Warhol piece that leaves you dizzy and mesmerized? If you use your time abroad well, with a bit of luck you can see all of this and more. It’s no secret that in Europe there is an endless amount of art to take in, but if you pay attention you’ll begin notice each city, with its different personality,…

Nothing compares to studying abroad in a foreign country. Everyone always talks about the experiences and knowledge you gain while being abroad. What people often forget to discuss is the actual “school” portion. After taking classes in Spain for a few months, I can say the knowledge I am gaining from my professors and classmates is truly amazing. It seems like a lot of students study abroad to take elective credits, which is totally okay, but one thing I am loving about my abroad experience is that I…

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…