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Discoveries within the Daily Life of Kyoto

By High School Semester Abroad at CIEE

If you’re here, you’re looking right at the immersive program at CIEE. Maybe you have questions: What will life be like? What to expect, what to be aware of, and... keep reading


A guide to Seville through the lens of art and culture

By High School Semester Abroad at CIEE

Written by: Zoe Houk Welcome to Seville, Spain, the capital of Andalucía. Seville is a city filled with rich culture, art, music, food, and history. From the famous flamenco dancers... keep reading


Cake by the ocean

By Sergio Jimenez at CIEE

Our HSA students were able to travel to Cádiz, the most Southern city in Europe. Cadiz, half island, half peninsula, is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of... keep reading


Exploring Medieval castles, no big deal

By Sergio Jimenez at CIEE

Our high school students got the opportunity to explore two of the most important towns in the province of Seville: Alcalá de Guadaira and Utrera. Alcalá’s castle is the result... keep reading

Celebrating Holidays While Studying Abroad

By Ginger S.

Thanksgiving was last week, and I wanted to share what it was like for me in France. Since Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in France I had school, but I celebrated... keep reading

High School Away Block III First Week

By High School Away

The Block III for the program High School Away in Monteverde Costa Rica has completed the first week of the program. During this first week, the students get to know... keep reading

Socializing during COVID times

By High School Away

Socializing during Covid times has been really hard for people around the world. The lockdown as one of the measurements to reduce the spread of the virus has created a... keep reading

Trip to London

By Finley A.

Sometimes, it's nice to take a break from the cold, to travel somewhere- a bit less cold. It was winter break, and after a discussion with my host family prior... keep reading

Orientation in Paris

By Finley A.

Come read about my alleged 3 day trip to Paris. The good, the bad, and the ugly.


Christmas already come to Madrid

By Jorge García González at CIEE

December in Madrid smells like Christmas . The cold is already felt in the streets, the Christmas lights illuminate the city and the markets decorate the squares. The illusion of... keep reading


Spanish-American Thanksgiving

By Patricia Witzig at CIEE

Thanksgiving can be a tough time for students abroad. It may be one of the most important holidays of the year for Americans, when extended family and friends get together... keep reading


The first two months of an abroad high school adventure

By Maria Paz Montes Monsalve at CIEE

Hello dear readers! This is María Paz, the High School Coordinator of Valparaíso - Chile, and I'm writing this blog to shed light on what happens during the first two... keep reading


Get lost in a city you don’t know: Reflections on studying abroad in Toulouse

By High School Semester Abroad at CIEE

Karla S. studied abroad in Toulouse, France, for the fall semester of her senior year on the deNoyelles scholarship for North Carolina students. She answered questions about her experience to... keep reading

The French School System

By Julia G.

Moving to a new country can be incredibly daunting; add getting used to a new school system on top of that, and study abroad can seem overwhelming. Before I left... keep reading

Lest We Forget: The Meaning of Anzac Day

By Phoebe S.

Today, April 25, is Anzac Day, a day celebrating the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and the true Anzac spirit. 104 years ago, the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli with... keep reading