The best part of Barcelona is hands down the delicious food! Check out these three “musts” in Barcelona. Bo de B Don’t let the exterior fool you. Sandwiches at Bo de B are famous for being amazingly delicious. First, pick your meat: beef, chicken, or fish. Next, cheese or no? Yes. Always get the cheese, is that even a choice? After that, pick the toppings. There is everything from lentils to corn to onions and more. Finally, the sauces! It is recommended by the owner of Bo de…

Being the history buff I am, I was very excited for the trip to Hampton Court Palace.  Like the rest of CEA’s excursions, it didn’t disappoint.  Everything from the architecture, design, and murals, to the Renaissance era aesthetic were absolutely mind blowing.  Additionally, learning that the palace was King Henry VIII’s pleasure castle made the experience all the more enjoyable. In any event, here are some of the best moments/exhibits from the trip: The Ye Olde Kitchen No, that fireplace is not a fake recreation.  This was one…

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…

Here is a tour of my apartment in the beautiful district of Eixample. CEA provided me with an excellent location just a quick 20-minute walk from the CEA Study Center and the heart of Barcelona, Plaza Catalonia. The apartment is very spacious and came fully furnished, providing my roommates and I with all of the necessary tools to have an easy adjustment to our new lifestyle in Barcelona. Brynn M. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Blogger in Barcelona, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying Communication at California…

Students studying abroad during their spring semester have to take advantage of the Carnaval celebrations. Celebrated throughout some parts of South America and Europe, Carnaval is a pre-Lent celebration that encourages individuals to unite and bend social norms. In the United States, the celebration which most mirrors this mentality would be New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. From the large festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, to the beach parties in Montevideo, Uruguay, most of Latin America’s Carnaval celebrations occur throughout January and February. Located only a few hours away from Buenos Aires,…

  Curiosity and creativity lie at the core of who I am as a cognitive science major. The field is unique in that it is a blend of many disciplines. It encompasses psychology, philosophy, computer science, and more, and integrates them into a comprehensive major for those who want to learn it all. In many ways, I have found Barcelona to be a lot like cognitive science. It is a blend of rich culture and history, beautiful beaches, delicious food, and exciting nightlife. I studied abroad to expand my…

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…

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I first visited Paris in August 2014 for a four-day whirlwind tour at the close of a summer escapade in Europe, and now, after more than three years, I’ve come back. In a sense, my semester abroad with CEA is a homecoming—but one that affords me the tools and opportunities to engage much more meaningfully with French culture and the Parisian world than one could ever hope to accomplish in four days. The city has continued its evolution—wheat-paste posters changing hundreds of times, facades evolving under the weather’s…

Ever wonder how to make an easy yet classic French dish? Check out this video to find out how to make Pain Perdu with yogurt and yellow plum compote! Emily D. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger in Paris, France. She is currently a Freshman studying Communications at High Point University.

While most of my CEA peers are attending school in central London, I’m studying in Harrow which is about a half hour away via tube.  As a whole, it has a more relaxed, residential, and suburban feel compared to the other Westminster campuses.  The video above follows my day as I go to class and visit my favorite hangouts. Thomas K. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger in London, England. He is currently a Junior studying Communication at Western New England University.