During your time studying abroad, one of the best parts of living in a new city is exploring and finding your favorite spots. In this video, you’ll see three of my favorite spots in Granada. The Cathedral The façade of the Cathedral of Granada always looks stunning, and in the Royal Chapel next door you can see where Queen Isabel I of Castile, King Ferdinand, II of Aragon, their daughter Juana “la Loca”, and Philip I are buried. Olympia Café and Pastry Shop The locals flock here for…

Aarthi Rajaraman is my sports marketing professor at CEA. This video blog is an interview I conducted with her about how she ended up as a study abroad professor, her life in Barcelona, and what it’s like to work at her other job, 60 Minutes. She has a very interesting life, so I hope you enjoy this interview! Julia D. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger in Barcelona, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying Marketing & Finance at Iowa State University.

Seville is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, it can be difficult trying to figure out where to go and what to do. Here are the top three places to go in Seville, Spain. Parque Maria Luisa Any decent tour guide will tell you that the wonders of Parque Maria Luisa are not to go unseen. This park has everything: horse and carriage rides, an incredible fountain dedicated to the beauty of Spain, orange tree-lined paths, and more than enough benches and green spaces to sit…

When someone says the word “art,” what comes to mind? Do you immediately envision the light, breezy colors of Monet or Degas, majestic white marble Roman sculptures, or an Andy Warhol piece that leaves you dizzy and mesmerized? If you use your time abroad well, with a bit of luck you can see all of this and more. It’s no secret that in Europe there is an endless amount of art to take in, but if you pay attention you’ll begin notice each city, with its different personality,…

Nothing compares to studying abroad in a foreign country. Everyone always talks about the experiences and knowledge you gain while being abroad. What people often forget to discuss is the actual “school” portion. After taking classes in Spain for a few months, I can say the knowledge I am gaining from my professors and classmates is truly amazing. It seems like a lot of students study abroad to take elective credits, which is totally okay, but one thing I am loving about my abroad experience is that I…

If you are studying abroad this semester, you are about to face the ultimate challenge: packing all of your belongings into two suitcases. One of the most difficult parts of packing is deciding what to bring and what to leave, especially when you don’t know what to expect of your new home. It can be overwhelming to narrow down life’s necessities, largely because of the many ridiculous “what if” scenarios many of us imagine before leaving. One thing I learned while studying abroad is that less is always…

Barcelona is filled with incredible restaurants, museums, historic sites, and much much more. A walking tour is an amazing way to see it all. Follow me through the streets of Barcelona and experience everything that the city has to offer! Alison H. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Photographer in Barcelona, Spain. She is currently a Junior studying Cognitive Science at University of California – Berkeley.

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I love being an English major. But I often face some stereotyping when people ask me what I’m going to do after graduation. Most people assume that if you’re studying English, you want to be a teacher. But there are so many more options than just teaching, and the flexibility my degree offers is exactly what allowed me to study abroad here in Granada. I chose Granada for several reasons, one being there are a variety of literature classes.  There are a lot of other interesting classes too….

The best part of Barcelona is hands down the delicious food! Check out these three “musts” in Barcelona. Bo de B Don’t let the exterior fool you. Sandwiches at Bo de B are famous for being amazingly delicious. First, pick your meat: beef, chicken, or fish. Next, cheese or no? Yes. Always get the cheese, is that even a choice? After that, pick the toppings. There is everything from lentils to corn to onions and more. Finally, the sauces! It is recommended by the owner of Bo de…

Who doesn’t love free things?  Well, this trip to Granada was not exactly free, but it was included in the CEA Madrid program, so why not take advantage of an awesome trip?  Recently, CEA Madrid students were given the opportunity to travel to Granada, Spain for a weekend getaway.  While the weather was less than ideal, we still made the most of a rainy weekend in the south of Spain. We started the weekend off with a walking tour around Granada.  We explored the city with umbrellas in…