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The Parisians look good, virtually always. As you transition into life in Paris, you’ll want to match their style, which helps many study-abroad students feel more integrated and in in touch with the native culture. Start your packing with the pieces that are going to make you look and feel great as you walk down the streets, but be mindful of both what is aesthetically pleasant and what is practical. To blend the best of both worlds in pursuit of your best possible looks for Paris, take a gander…

study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Paris

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.

It’s tough to admit that my time in Paris has ended–for now, at least! It was a period of enormous growth for me: academically, personally, and experientially. It never would have happened so smoothly and successfully without CEA as a jumping-off point. This summer, if you had asked me “What are the environmental impacts of the wine industry?” or “Which soft intervention would best add to the architecture of Paris?” or even “Parlez-vous Francais?”, I wouldn’t have an answer to any of them. But now, I’d be happy…

Paris is an incredible city with so much to do, see, and eat. Anything I do in this city brings me so much joy, and I thought I’d share with you! Here are my Top 5 Favorites of Paris! Visit Ladurée for the best Macarons I can attest that they are the most expensive macaroons in the entire city but 10/10 they are the best! Ladurée is a luxury sweet shop and bakery that has been around for hundreds of years, so they KNOW what they are doing.  There are…

Here is one second of 112 days in Paris!  I know that my time in Paris was the most formative, eye-opening, and jaw-dropping period of my life. But how can I remember it all? I’ve only just returned aux Etats-Unis (to the United States), and I can feel Paris slipping away from me. I made sure to record one second of video for every single day I spent in Paris (and other cities). I used the app 1SE, short for 1 Second Everyday. I discussed this app and…

People from across the world flock to Paris for its rich history in art, architecture, and intellectual achievement: its expansive avenues and manicured gardens inspire people in these fields to innovate. It’s the same for me. I felt a draw to Paris’ penchant for self-reflection and found myself feeling more motivated to practice my art than ever before. Paris kept me on my toes. I spent my free time trying to see this magnifique city with a cinematic eye, while still staying true to my personal aesthetic. These…

Studying abroad in Paris is step one. Step two? See as much of Europe as you can! Because Paris is centrally-located, it’s a great starting point for your international adventures. While living in Paris, I was able to travel to the UK, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. 3 out of 4 of those trips were on my own dime and really affordable! I was able to see Germany’s Black Forest through an incredible trip arranged by CEA. On top of that, I explored six French cities. This was…

study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Paris

Food in Paris is legendary—most everyone has heard that message, whether it be from Disney’s Ratatouille or the foodblogging corners of Instagram, and it’s not wrong. For an American, this food scene can be overwhelming, though, too; menus in French, restaurant servers speaking French, packaging in French, prices in Euros… Below I’ve outlined the steps that helped me navigate my meals for the first few weeks here in Paris. Plan. I made a shopping list before each of my visits to the grocery store, which made it much…

Sunday’s in Paris are meant for staying in bed, taking a leisurely stroll, enjoying a warm cup of tea, and catching up on all the homework that was supposed to be done over the weekend. — Except getting homework done on a Sunday can be a tough task when almost all of Paris is shut down. Walk down any street and you’ll soon find everyone’s enjoying the same day off together with the “fermee” sign prominent in the window. While the trusty Starbucks is open on Sunday’s, here…