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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


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

Thanksgiving Break

By High School Away

A couple of months ago we had no idea what thanksgiving will look like at the CIEE Global Institute Monteverde due to the pandemic; but thanks to a brave group... 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

Trip to Carcassonne

By Ginger S.

A few Saturdays ago we went to Carcassonne for our first day trip of the program! This was before France went into lockdown and now I’m finally getting a chance... 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


Sun, fun, and history in Lisbon

By Patricia Witzig at CIEE

High School Abroad Spain students were lucky to have beautiful weather combined with beautiful views for their overnight excursion. Students met early in the morning to travel together to Lisbon... keep reading


Guest blog - Dealing with Yourself - Robert Mason

By Patricia Witzig at CIEE

Traveling across countries has been one of the greatest experiences in my life. I could have not asked for anything more, except for maybe one thing; how to cope with... keep reading

Weekend Trip to Pucón

By Inga G.

On Thursday night, after a long day of school, I went to bed with a mind full of excitement and anticipation for the morning and the weekend to come. When... keep reading


Why CIEE visits Málaga?

By Raquel Burgos at CIEE

The combo trip of Ronda/Málaga is one of the spring trips for the HSA program. Why this combo? Ronda is one of the most beautiful and visited villages in Andalucía... keep reading

Family in Japan

By Kiyana P.

You know that you’re with the right host family when you’re home away from home is with them. My fabulous host family, the Sakurayashiki family. Has from day one been... keep reading

Another Side of French Living (Trip to Marseille)

By Sophie C.

It's crazy that you can learn so much about French culture from just one city in France. In the past two months, I've learned the ins and outs of teenager... keep reading


Navigating Public Transportation in Madrid

By Leyre Carrasco Alonso at CIEE

Afraid because you have never taken the metro? Tired of waiting endless hours for the bus to come? Or maybe, broke because public transport fees in your city are too... keep reading