When someone thinks of studying abroad, the usual thought process is: “I’ll have an amazing experience, put things on my résumé, and come home with great stories.” Both Mason and I left to France in January of 2011 (from two different states, MN and TX) with the same mentality. While we both knew that studying abroad was already a great choice, we had no idea that we would end up engaged in 2017. Opening ourselves to a new experience in a new country, being willing to experience a…

As a CEA student, you’ll have the opportunity to go on excursions to explore regions near you. My favorite excursion was to the French region of Provence. We visited many destinations including Arles, Avingnon, Les-Baux-de-Provence, and Fontaine de Vaulcuse. What an unforgettable experience! Sam Y. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer in the French Riviera, France. She is currently a Junior studying Mass Communications & Marketing at Towson University.

When I arrived in France, I was overwhelmed with emotion. There was excitement, nervousness, confusion and happiness all at once. A few weeks went by and I started to settle into my lifestyle while abroad. Similar to a tiny boat in the huge Mediterranean Sea, I was a bit lost. After a bit of soul searching, I understood that the issue was exactly what I have been learning about and studying for the past three years at university- communication. Walking around the streets of my beautiful town is…

Living in Antibes, France is like living in a daydream. The best way to experience the small city is to get lost in old town for hours, just exploring the history, art and nature. There are bakeries, cafes and markets around every corner, each with a delicious, local treat. Sam Y. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer in the French Riviera, France. She is currently a Junior studying Mass Communications & Marketing at Towson University.

I have been here in the French Riviera for only a week but it already feels so long! I’ve decided to give  you a brief introduction to my new life here in Antibes, France. CEA is so helpful! The local CEA employee, Kristin organized two orientation days just for CEA students to help us get used to living in a new culture upside down inside out from what we are used to! Our very first weekend, Kristin took us to Monaco! We went to Monte Carlo and had…