Come with me as I take you on a pizza and gelato crawl through center city Rome. As one of the CEA cultural engagement activities, students were guided on a walking night tour of the city and enjoyed different kinds of Roman and Italian-style pizza. Dinner was followed by everyone’s favorite sweet dessert: gelato!   Juliana is the Spring 2018 CEA MOJO Blogger in Rome, Italy. She is currently a Junior studying Communications and Writing at Cedar Crest College.

Declaring as a Communications and Writing double major means I’m always looking for stories to tell. Whether I tell them visually through photography or eloquently write them, I’m always a storyteller. Rome is filled with stories just waiting to be told. If the buildings and ruins could speak, they would tell the great stories of Ancient Rome. The cobblestone streets have felt the feet of thousands before you. As an artist myself, Rome is such a visually appealing city. A mixture of ancient and modern culture, the bustling…

Roma. The Eternal City. Studying abroad in Rome has been one of the most life-changing experiences. Rome is such an incredible city with so much to offer. It was incredible to walk in any direction and find something ancient or a museum filled with priceless artifacts and paintings.   Studying abroad and living in another country is hard. Everything is foreign, and it takes some time to adjust, especially if there’s a language barrier. I personally learned a lot about myself during that adjustment period, and I truly…

Enjoy this video as I take you on a walk through the heart of Rome! From the Colosseum and Piazza Navona to the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Wander the cobblestone streets with me and get a taste of the city life and Italian sunshine. And don’t forget, when in Rome, do as the Romans do! Juliana Wall is the Spring 2018 CEA MOJO Photographer in Rome, Italy. She is currently a Junior studying Communications and Writing at Cedar Crest College.

So you’re interested in studying abroad in Rome. That’s awesome! I’m sure a bunch of questions are going through your head like: “What are classes like?” “Will I be stuck in a classroom for all of my classes?” “Will we go on any field trips?” etc. Well, I put together this video from my study abroad experience to give you a taste of just how fun classes can be abroad! Enjoy! Olivia Ferri is the Fall 2017 CEA MOJO Photographer in Rome, Italy. She is currently a Junior…

You might not know that Florence is the center of the art world. It holds some of the most famous art works in all of history. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Why would an art major choose any other city in Italy but Florence? For me, it is not just about being surrounded by the famous artwork, but how the Florentine people treat me. Florentines follow their passion when it comes to their careers. They embrace what they love to do and do it for the…

I encourage anyone who reads this to travel solo at least one time in Europe while you are here. It changes everything. I traveled alone twice while being abroad. I went to Paris and Lake Como. Both experiences were different, yet brought me closer to loving and discovering myself. It is very intimidating and scary to spend a whole weekend alone with just yourself. The motto I told myself while traveling alone was: “I am alone, but I don’t feel lonely”. Then it hit me, I did not…

After being in Florence for a semester, I have finally figured out how to feel like a local. I participated in a half marathon on December 8th in San Miniato, went to locations that only speak Italian, and ate at small local joints. I went to several different Christmas markets throughout Italy. My favorites have been the Florence Christmas market and the one in Verona Italy. If you study abroad in Florence, defiantly try the Central Market upstairs for lunch and dinner! They offer several different stands with…

My typical day might be very different from other people’s you follow on social media. I put together pictures and short clips of how I start my morning to how I typically end my night. I included my favorite places where I normally grab food two or three times a week and of course a ton of gelato. I hope this gives you insight into how I live my daily life in this beautiful city called Firenze. Haley H. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer and international intern in…

Here at CEA Florence, I am taking a class about the Food and Wine Culture in Italy. Our class had a field trip to Modena which is in the Amelia Region. This is where you can ONLY find Parmigiano Reggiano because it is only allowed to be made Modena. We got to learn about the whole process and how tedious it is to create Parmigiano Reggiano. The cheese must age for one year before it can be inspected to be passed as Parmigiano Reggiano. After that, it must age…