I was lucky enough to spend my junior year of college abroad in Paris, France, as well as traveling throughout Europe. I had only traveled abroad a couple of times before this, but I never stayed anywhere long enough to be able to really immerse myself into the culture and try to live like the locals do. As a budding anthropologist, I was excited to start conducting my own “fieldwork.” However, the first thing I experienced when arriving in Paris wasn’t the food or the better way of…

As my time abroad in Seville comes to a close, I’d like to reflect on my experience. I am so fortunate to have been able to study abroad in Seville. I loved the cities I’ve visited, but each time I return to Seville, I’m overjoyed to be home. This past weekend, my friends and I went to Barcelona and couldn’t stop talking about how people from our hostel were going to visit only Barcelona when in Spain. I loved La Sagrada Família and Park Güell, but I didn’t…

For me, one of the most attractive qualities of the CEA Seville study abroad program was the excursions offered. In the past, students have been taken on visits to surrounding cities, like Granada and Cordoba, and other countries, like Morocco and Portugal. I already knew I would want to visit these places; knowing that the trips would be included, convenient, and an opportunity to bond with my fellow peers only further cemented my interest in the program. Recently, our program went on an overnight excursion to Granada. Only…

There’s no doubt that when you study abroad you’re going to want to do some traveling. As much as you love your host city, there’s so many other places to see and visit. Going on a small trip does take some planning, but it’s definitely manageable and can easily be in your budget. Here’s how to organize a successful mini-trip while abroad: Select Your Destination There are so many beautiful and fascinating places to visit. Get inspired by looking on Pinterest, go to your dream country, or take…

The idea of traveling the world makes us all want to drop everything, book the flight and escape. Going new places and having these experiences is none less than the most important thing we will do in our lives, we open our perspectives, push our limits, and ultimately find ourselves in these new and exciting lands. If your wanderlust is as constant as ours, even the thought of staying in one place is a source of anxiety, this is for you. Wherever your travels may take you, here…

The concept of studying abroad is to take your domestic education to an international level; to learn and to contribute to the educational process in a foreign setting. This becomes difficult when culturally different groups shy away from the challenge for a variety of reasons. In the perspective of an African American, the major obstacle that keeps us from studying abroad are financial, but there are also factors such as psychological roadblocks that are subconsciously created through environmental influence. If these barriers were overcome, many more African Americans…

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…

Our first excursion with CEA was to Honfleur, France. It’s a charming coastal city in Northern France that is home to vibrant markets, a bustling downtown harbor, and lots of color. Dana F. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer in Paris, France. She is currently a junior studying Cinema & Photography at Ithaca College.

I was under the impression that one needs to be either rich, financially stable or have an impressive savings account to travel. None of these applies to me. I’m not rich, definitely not financially stable (yet) and my savings account looks like a joke. I confined myself to work and school for half a year to make myself capable of affording a trip to Europe right after graduation. I flew to Prague, Czech Republic the next day after my graduation for a short study abroad trip. France and…

How have you accomplished your 2016 goals? For Spring 2016 study abroad students, things are already full-speed ahead with departures and last-minute preparations. To tag along on their classes in Italian, Argentine transportation successes and Tico home stays, we’ve enlisted 28 Spring CEA students to share their study abroad journeys. From Port Elizabeth to Galway, this diverse group of adventurers all have one thing in common: They’re moving their classroom around the world! Reasons why Spring 2016 MOJOs rock: They’re living study abroad and sharing everything future students…