One of the main reasons I chose to study with CEA was due to the fact that they offer experiences to explore and learn about the culture you are immersed in. By participating in these experiences I feel as though I have had the opportunity to see things I otherwise would not have, all while bonding with students from across the world. This past weekend I had the pleasure of traveling to Provence, France organized by CEA Paris. Here’s a look into what I did!     Popes Palace After taking the train…

Studying abroad has many advantages. Embarking on the journey and having the courage to live outside of your comfort zone, while hard at times, can help you to grow in ways that will benefit you for the rest of your life. As a Communications major, I have pinpointed the three major ways a study abroad experience will complement your education. Through increasing your understanding of cultures, networking internationally, and continuing personal growth, study abroad gives you the skills and experiences which can potentially catapult your future career into…

To put it bluntly, study abroad is the adventure of a lifetime. But studying abroad with CEA is the complete journey. By exposing you constantly to new cultures and ideas, with the tools CEA provides, you have the opportunity to find yourself and step further outside of your comfort zone than you ever thought you could. Understanding cultures Becoming culturally oriented is a process. Understanding another culture is not something you can check off your to do list in a day.  It takes time and courage to become comfortable…

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Everyone knows Paris—but who really knows Paris? I’ve now been living in the city for nearly four whole months, and I continue to make many new discoveries every day, just as I did in my first weeks here. Locals too often say that years in Paris do not give sufficient time to know it all. When it takes nearly a week to peruse the entirety of the Louvre’s contents, how could you ever hope to know a city so vast? Paris’ vastness is what makes it so special…

After many months here in Paris, the semester is just days away from its close. Our classes have nearly concluded, and our final exams will soon commence. Two weeks from now, each of us will depart from the CEA Paris Center to move in different directions towards familiar homes across the Atlantic or even towards new adventures abroad. When we began our collegiate years back in the States, many of us found ourselves in very new environments—new people around us, new learning in diverse spaces, new opportunities to…

One Weekend: One Bag. The ten things I packed for a weekend in Switzerland and the backpack essentials you need! As an abroad student we try to take advantage of the weekends we have to explore our host countries and to travel to other countries. Regardless of where we are headed it is important to travel lightly, it makes using transportation a breeze when all you have to keep track of is one bag. My whole life I have been an over-packer, but since I started traveling while…

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Already I’ve been living here in Paris for two and a half months, and thus the midpoint of my semester abroad has passed by me. As spring brings more pleasant weather and consequently more exploration across both this marvelous city and Europe as a whole, the empty days on my calendar have all but disappeared. I have no doubt that the evolution of self already begun will continue until my last day here, but in retrospective review of my semester thus far I can already perceive the growth…

Thinking about going abroad? Ever wondered what it’s like to be a student in another country? Prior to coming to Paris France I wondered the same thing. Follow me on my typical Tuesday to find out what it’s like to be a study abroad student! Emily D. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger in Paris, France. She is currently a Freshman studying Communications at High Point University.

What makes CEA a different study abroad experience is the Cultural Engagement Series. The staff always encourage trying new things and give the students the push they need to do it. Cultural Engagement Abroad Trying new things and becoming truly culturally aware is one of the most challenging and fun journeys while studying abroad. One thing that drew me to CEA’s program here in Paris is the required cultural engagement that coincides with your specific course curriculum. Within my first few weeks of being onsite, I have participated…

Art is center stage here in Paris. Wehther you’re on the street or in one of the most famous museums in the world, the City of Light has something to dazzle you with! Check out some of my favorite places if you’re visiting for the week or even just for a day. Institute des Cultures d’Islam This Institute des Cultures d’Islam I was required to attend in order to accompany the readings in one of my courses. Now I don’t think I would have ever thought to go to…