Come with me as I take you on a pizza and gelato crawl through center city Rome. As one of the CEA cultural engagement activities, students were guided on a walking night tour of the city and enjoyed different kinds of Roman and Italian-style pizza. Dinner was followed by everyone’s favorite sweet dessert: gelato!   Juliana is the Spring 2018 CEA MOJO Blogger in Rome, Italy. She is currently a Junior studying Communications and Writing at Cedar Crest College.

Declaring as a Communications and Writing double major means I’m always looking for stories to tell. Whether I tell them visually through photography or eloquently write them, I’m always a storyteller. Rome is filled with stories just waiting to be told. If the buildings and ruins could speak, they would tell the great stories of Ancient Rome. The cobblestone streets have felt the feet of thousands before you. As an artist myself, Rome is such a visually appealing city. A mixture of ancient and modern culture, the bustling…

Roma. The Eternal City. Studying abroad in Rome has been one of the most life-changing experiences. Rome is such an incredible city with so much to offer. It was incredible to walk in any direction and find something ancient or a museum filled with priceless artifacts and paintings.   Studying abroad and living in another country is hard. Everything is foreign, and it takes some time to adjust, especially if there’s a language barrier. I personally learned a lot about myself during that adjustment period, and I truly…

Enjoy this video as I take you on a walk through the heart of Rome! From the Colosseum and Piazza Navona to the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Wander the cobblestone streets with me and get a taste of the city life and Italian sunshine. And don’t forget, when in Rome, do as the Romans do! Juliana Wall is the Spring 2018 CEA MOJO Photographer in Rome, Italy. She is currently a Junior studying Communications and Writing at Cedar Crest College.

I spent the night before flying to France lying awake in my bed, listening to Michael Bublé’s Christmas album on repeat. Not because Christmas was the week before, but because it’s my go-to “goodness gracious Sarah, calm down” music. In 24 hours, my life would completely change. I was consumed with not knowing: what would my surroundings be? What would my host mother be like? On what level is her apartment? Would the other students be nice? Would I have to speak French from the moment I stepped off…

My host mother stopped in the middle of dinner tonight to take me on a tour of her backyard garden.  Daylight savings time just began yesterday; we’re sitting on the couch where we eat, marveling at the evening glow outside and the flowers blooming in the backyard. “I love having that high wall over there, it gives me a microclimate so can grow all sorts of species that aren’t native to Provence. I call it my English garden,” she says with a small laugh. I twist back around…

When I first arrived in Aix-en-Provence three months ago, I spent the first weeks wandering these streets in the city that you all already know has my heart forever. I eventually fell into a rhythm of winding through a sequence of streets to get to my favorite bakery, the fruits and vegetables market, the flower market, the big open squares filled with outdoor cafés, and everything else that goes along with it. Here, you can take an *accelerated* walk with me through some of center-city Aix and get…

This one’s for the bakery window-shoppers, teasing those madeleines from the street. It’s for the ones like me, for whom biting into a mystery food could be like opening pandora’s box. I wish I could be one of those people who will pop anything into their mouth without a second thought, but I will never be that person. Suffering from Living with allergies can be a setback (this semester abroad had brought an entire new set of them) but I am refusing to let my allergies take anything away from the richness of…

If you ever find yourself in Aix-en-Provence, I suggest that you  have a celebratory dance party because this city is a babe and treat yo’self. I’ve compiled a little list below if my absolute favorite places to do just that. Book Bar This is a bookstore + café that feels like coming home. It has books in more than twenty different languages lining the small walls, plates of fresh English scones, and about once a week, a very content me. From my seat at a small wooden table…

One of my absolute favorite weekends here was our CEA excursion to Nice and Monte Carlo. Picturesque beaches, the famed Nice Carnival, and a night out in Monte Carlo that lived up to my wildest dreams. But the part of this trip that stands out most in my memory, one of the most stunning landscapes I’ve ever experienced, was our short stop in Èze on the way home. I had no idea that this town existed. Writing about it almost feels like I’m whispering a secret. This little village,…