Everything about going to school in Barcelona is amazing: from my walk to class down the beautiful road of Las Ramblas, to the always friendly and helpful staff at the CEA Academic Center. But my favorite part about studying in Barcelona is that I don’t just learn in the classroom. For my Architecture and Painting class, we visited La Sagrada Família and La Pedrera to learn about Gaudí’s architectural style. Through my Spanish class, I had the opportunity to practice the language when we did a conversational activity…

One of the best things about living in a city is that pretty much everywhere is walking distance. Living in Barcelona make city living even more exciting because you get to experience a new culture at the same time. This video features all of my favorite places, from Parc de la Citudella to La Rambla. On a daily basis, I pass these streets and buildings and it makes me realize how lucky I am to be able to study abroad in this beautiful city! Annie M. is the Fall 2017 MOJO…

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While studying abroad in Barcelona, CEA offers numerous weekend trips or nightly excursions to various locations around Spain; and trust me, you should take advantage of them. Want to know the best part? They are free. That’s right, completely free (already in the cost of your program). So before breaking your bank on one more weekend trip with your friends, save your money and capitalize on the amazing guided getaways CEA has to offer. At the beginning of the semester CEA will host a sign up period for…

We asked our CEA Alumni Ambassadors what they would say if they has 60 seconds to convince a friend to study or intern abroad. In celebration of International Education Week, here are the top 3 reasons you should go abroad. The Friendships “Studying abroad was the best decision I have ever made. You get to travel the world, meet amazing people and go on new adventures while you are studying and learning things that will help you in your future. I never thought I would come back to…

I chose to study in Barcelona because it’s a city with a lot of art culture. Back in the United States, my major is graphic design and I love everything about it. My study abroad experience has been enhancing my knowledge of this field by learning through different approaches. I am learning about topics that relate to design in various ways and this is allowing me to gain new perspectives and inspiration. In this blog I will explain what my education here in Barcelona is like and why…

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I am sure many college students can relate to sitting in a ginormous lecture hall, being taught a subject you have no interest in, taught by a teacher that will never even know your name. It can be hard to stay engaged in such a classroom setting, however, that is not the case at CEA Barcelona Center. CEA provides a multitude of class options ranging anywhere from Business and Sports Marketing to Fashion, I am sure that you can find more than enough interesting and relevant classes to…

First time in Barcelona? Between the beautiful architecture sprawled throughout the city, delicious tapas, fantastic shopping, stunning beaches, and amazing nightlife, the city provides a myriad of destinations to go explore. However, while packing your cutest outfits from back home, it is important to remember that you will be in a different country with a unique culture and fashion trends that you should be aware of. The culture shock is real, so here is a brief list to help you to understand what cultural differences to anticipate in your…

It was high school Spanish class that really made me intrigued with Spain and the rich culture it has to offer. We would learn so much about the country, its deep history and how diverse the language and people are. I knew one day that I would find my way to visit this wonderful country. My high school Spanish teacher, Senora DiMaggio is from Spain so hearing about her experiences and stories made me place it on the top of my list of places to visit. Spanish was…

As a student in the communications major who speaks fluent Spanish, I found myself learning a completely new way of communicating in Barcelona. I had the opportunity to visit most of Europe besides Spain. So I thought to myself: why not Barcelona? I thought adapting would not be difficult and everyone around me was utilizing fact that I speak Spanish. Well, Barcelona is a little bit more different than expected, even their Spanish. Heading to Spain, I knew that the Spanish spoken was a little different to how it’s spoken…

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As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, CEA is gathering two decades worth of interviews and insights from alumni. We talked with CEA Alumni Ambassador Karime Diaz about her hopes, concerns and favorite parts about studying in Barcelona in Summer 2017. Before she even reached Barcelona, Karime was excited for the new opportunities that studying abroad with CEA was going to present to her. Karime: The thing that I was most looking forward to was experiencing a new environment and culture and living completely on my own in a different…