It did not hit me that I would be living abroad in Spain for four months until my mom parked our car outside of the JFK airport. Throughout my journey to Seville, I felt equal parts terrified and excited. I was nervous that I would have a hard time with the language and would not make friends and would not like my classes and everything would go wrong. But, even then, I somehow knew I would look back on this semester as one of the best times in…

Each day abroad holds something new, but here is a typical weekday in Madrid!  I am taking four classes during my time abroad: International Communications, Spanish Language, Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities, and Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art.  Classes in Spain are Monday-Thursday, which leaves plenty of time to explore Madrid!  From discovering new stores to new restaurants, a weekday in Madrid is never dull! Cara S. is the Spring 2018 CEA MOJO Blogger in Madrid, Spain. She is currently a sophomore studying Public Relations, Marketing,…

Culture shock. This is the first place I experienced it. Ruthless students and different grading systems; the classroom is where students from around the world will experience it the most. When I first arrived at the University of Westminster, I heard from almost everyone, “the academics in London are extremely hard.” “Punctuality is quite important. Being on time is being ten to fifteen min early.” Although this is true for the British academic system, that doesn’t necessarily mean they apply to all classes, professors, and students.  Basic Academics …

London is huge. It’s 607 square miles. To put that in perspective, New York City is 304.6 square miles—London is almost double the amount New York City which is the largest city in the United States. I am only here until mid-December which doesn’t give me nearly as much time as I need to explore London. There are so many little hidden spots within London that are more than just the touristy areas like the South Bank or Oxford St. Here are a few places that I have enjoyed…

Going out of London was somewhat mind boggling because of the way that the city just dissipates. All that is left is the rural beauty with sheep, cows, hills, water, and fresh air. After a ride on the fabulous coach, the world of Wales was right at my fingertips. Our fantastic tour guide gave us tons of interesting information that wasn’t just limited to Wales, but also London. The majesty of Wales was almost eye-opening; being from California this concept of true rural beauty is lost upon me….

Hey everyone! So this week I am showing you all around the CEA office in Aix. It’s quite small, but our CEA staff work miracles in that tiny space. So after I have shown you all around, I decided that it would be interesting to show you all a little part of happy hour that we have every week at a small cafe called Carrefour. I feel like the cafe is somewhat an extension of the CEA facility because it is a place where we can relax and…

The Student Committee in Seville worked on a project this year to gather videos and photos of students and activities during the semester. One very talented student, Ryan Salvador, put together an awesome video keepsake for everyone to celebrate and remember their study abroad experience. As “they” say, pictures are worth 1,000 words – and videos are even better. Ok, just I said that last part ;). In any case, getting a glimpse into students’ experiences and feelings about their time studying abroad with CEA is something that…

CEA has just received the final submissions for our study abroad video contest. All of the entries below are from students currently studying abroad with CEA. Now we would like to open up the vote for the best entry, please vote using the star rating on the video’s page on YouTube. The winner will receive a 15 day eurail pass or equivalent so vote early and vote often for the entry you would like to see win the prize. The first video is from one of our students…