Travel with a Purpose: Sevilla

 

I fell in love with travel after studying abroad in Seville. I knew from my short time in Spain as a study abroad student that I had to go back to live like a Sevillano. During my senior year at the University of Colorado, I began researching ways to get back. My goal was to move abroad again and when I found an opportunity that provided me with a visa and a job I immediately applied for the position.

Studying Abroad: What to Expect

Studying abroad can be a daunting experience for those who don’t know what to expect. I have travelled to different countries since I was 16 years old, and my decision to study abroad awoke the butterflies in my stomach. Maybe I was overwhelmed because I was going to France and didn’t speak the language, or because their culture was vastly different than my own. I knew firsthand that culture shock was a very real thing.

Tips for Going Abroad

 

It is so bittersweet reminiscing about the traveling I did across Europe last fall. I already want to go back. There were so many countless memories and experiences I had abroad that created such a significant time in my life that I will never forget. Now that I have gained my expertise about traveling, I thought I would share a few tips for future students going abroad.

Selling the Value of Study Abroad to Stubborn Parents

 

I always call my parents on Sundays. Every week, I know that around five o’clock, they will summon me out of my silent library cubby, eager to catch up and tell me about their week, just as eager as they are to hear about mine. A few months ago, my Sunday call was different. I woke up panicked and couldn’t manage to calm myself down throughout the day. So, when they called, I immediately started babbling and dumping my anxieties on them.

How Study Abroad & International Internships Prepare You for the Workplace

 

 

I like to call myself the CEA poster child. I studied in London through CEA for a year, was the Mobile Journalist during that time, participated in the internship program, became an Alumni Ambassador before being hired on full-time on the marketing team. OK, that is a lot of information that you may not need to know, but I like to flaunt. I’m actually here to show you how studying and interning abroad can help your future career – whatever it may be.

Journey Ahead: Pre-departure Thoughts

 

This spring semester I will be studying abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. I have been dreaming of warm croissants near the Eiffel tower for about 21 years and it is about to become a reality. Throughout my research and time prepping for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, here are some of the tips I have found most helpful. It is a summation of what I have learned from others who have studied abroad and some of the key things they wish they would have known. 

Confidence

 

I always knew that studying abroad would teach me amazing things, but I didn’t realize that the most important lessons I learned would be about myself. It’s been over a year since I came back from studying in Aix-en-Provence, but my experience abroad continues to affect my life, especially with the confidence I gained.

Intern Abroad: Your Career Will Thank You

 

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” –Lao-Tzu

Why intern abroad? My cultural studies major requires that I both study abroad and find an internship, and a big factor into choosing CEA Prague was being able to do both simultaneously. Those are the practical reasons I pitch to prospective students, but the opportunity is so much more than that.

Spring into an Adventure Overseas

The beginning of a new year brings about a desire for resolutions and fresh starts. Studying abroad during the spring semester is a great way to set the tone for all that the year has to offer. Here are some of the many reasons why you should study abroad in the spring.

You get to start the year on a fresh and exciting note.

Spring Adventures in London

 

If you were to ask anyone who has studied abroad what they liked about their experience, they can easily respond back with a novel-like response. If you were to get something short of that, then that person might just want to spare you from them going on and on. As CEA Alumni, we’ve been there and we know once we start talking about our experience, stopping can become a challenge.

Best Spring Spots in Seville

The best part of traveling to new countries is experiencing different cultures and ways of life. Fortunately that means trying new incredible food and deliciousness. Any world traveler will tell you that no two cities are the same in terms of the local cuisine. Many people know that Spain is famous for their Iberian ham and rice dishes, but there’s much more to that glorious country.

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