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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


Hiking getaways in Sevilla

By Sergio Jimenez at CIEE

Seville GAP and HSA students continue discovering the incredible landscapes of Sevilla. Last weekend, we hiked through ancient mining routes datubg back from Roman colonization of the Iberian Peninsula. Check... keep reading

Spying on the cloud forest

By High School Away

During their stay at the CIEE Global Institute in Monteverde, Costa Rica, High School Away participants get to engage actively on an optional local research project. The CIEE Academic Director... keep reading

The First Week of Study Abroad: What I Wish I Knew

By Ginger S.

A little over a week ago I arrived in Toulouse, France for my study abroad! This week I started going to my French highschool, and I’ve thought of some things... 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


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

Home 8,000 Miles Away From Home

By Naia L.

Hello! My name is Naia and I'm spending my Junior Spring Semester abroad in Seville, Spain. Time has flown by and I only have 2 months remaining in this beautiful... keep reading

The ABC's of Studying Abroad

By Quinn B.

The procrastination for writing my first blog post has lasted six months, but better late than never! Writing about experiences abroad is important, as many students considering foreign exchange look... keep reading

An Introvert's Guide to Making Friends Abroad

By Phoebe S.

Hey guys, long time no blog! It's now been about 6 weeks since I arrived in Australia and the time has flown! It really doesn't feel like it's been that... keep reading


Spring Orientation in Seville, Spain

By High School Semester Abroad at CIEE

During the last week of January, our Spring 2019 High School Abroad in Spain cohort attended CIEE Orientation in Seville, Spain. CIEE Orientation is an important program component designed to... keep reading

Top 5 Tips for Acclimating to a New Country

By Helen S.

Moving across the world to an entirely new place without knowing anybody or anything about your surroundings can seem intimidating. Being able to smoothly and easily adapt and adjust to... keep reading