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.

Although I’ve been living in London for a month, there are still times where I say to myself: “Wow, I can’t believe I’m here.”  Several weeks ago, I was in the quiet suburbs of Massachusetts, now I’m in the center of one of the most culturally dynamic cities in the world.  Unbelievable. This incredible journey of mine started last January when I called CEA about their Westminster program.  As I heard more about it, my enthusiasm grew.  Not only was the location perfect, but I would have the…

In the US, I am majoring in Media and Journalism.  As the semester moves along at the University of Westminster’s Harrow campus, I must say it has given me a new perspective on the entire Communication field.  In addition to learning a whole new English dialect, I am also learning how the British media works. Spoiler: It’s very different from America. Interestingly enough, the most different aspect is in sports media.  In the US there are four major sports: (American) football, Baseball, Basketball, and hockey.  All of which…

A gorgeous evening in London

Upon moving to London this semester, I had a lot of expectations. I was excited to get out of my comfort zone, meet new people, see new sights, try new food, and most of all, experience a new culture in one of the best cities in the world. However, culture shock has hit me since starting the semester, here are some cultural differences that tripped me up: Saying “toilet” instead of “restroom.”  I know this is an odd one to start with, but nobody says “restroom” here.  In…

A little bit of what you’ll see in this video is the CEA London program’s flat. It comes with linens and all the kitchenware a student could need. There is a family room that is conjoined to the kitchen, two bathrooms, and two bedrooms. The staff is very helpful, and the flat is cleaned on a weekly basis, which is a nice plus. Watch the video for some more information and to see the flat itself. Lauren G. is the Fall 2017 MOJO in London, England. She is currently…

I wish that someone would have told me before I went abroad that taking solo trips is one of the most important things you can do. Although I love traveling with friends, I never felt more blissful than I did traveling alone. The opportunity really gives you time to reflect and is the perfect way to hit the reset button. Especially when you are abroad it seems that I was always busy doing something or with friends. It is nice to be on your own time and getting…

For CEA London students every year, the Wales trip is one of the most anticipated trips planned for our program. Travel can induce a lot of stress when getting to and from a place and also seeing everything that you want to in such a short weekend trip which is what usually ends up happening when studying abroad. Instead when I went on a trip with CEA the itinerary was completely planned out and in the hands of someone else. All I had to do was sit back…

Study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in London

As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, CEA is gathering two decades worth of interviews and insights from alumni. We talked with former CEA students to learn how studying abroad with CEA has affected their current careers. Ivan Hendrawan studied abroad in July 2007 in Gudalajara, Mexico.  While his major was in Spanish, Ivan now works abroad as the Vice Director at Raya Karya Transport Indonesia and discusses how CEA’s program prepared him. Ivan: I am currently residing in Indonesia where I work in a trucking company. My…

Just like CEA claims, Airport pickup from London’s largest airport was a breeze. Everyone easily found the CEA meeting point and the ride to central London was smooth. If you have any doubts about navigating your way through the nation’s largest city at first, have no fear. CEA is there to pick you up and take you right where you need to go. Caitlyn B. is the Spring 2017 MOJO Blogger in London, England. She is currently a Junior studying Media & Communications at DePaul University

study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in London

The trip to York, England was a highlight of all the CEA trips. The magical, medieval city has a such a rich history, I felt I was living my 6th grade Medieval Times dreams. The CEA crew boarded a bus and journeyed  four hours north of London to the charming town. The first stop of the day was York Minster Cathedral. This breathtaking church is the site of over 2,000 years of history. We spent a good amount of time in here guided by the informative audio tour….