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Reflections Post-Program: High School Abroad in Italy

By Ayana L.

These past nine months have simultaneously been the most incredible, life-changing, and difficult months of my life. I knew I was signing up for something extraordinary even before I came... keep reading


Behind the Scenes of a 留学生 (Ryuugakuse: Exchange Student)

By High School Semester Abroad at CIEE

“Ladies and gentlemen, Japan Airlines is pleased to welcome you to Tokyo. The local time is 22:34. Thank you for flying with us today, and we hope you fly with... keep reading


From Arrival to Adieu: The HSA Experience

By High School Semester Abroad at CIEE

Imagine stepping off the plane into a new country, ready to explore a vibrant culture and meet friends from around the world. This is the reality for every CIEE High... 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


Flamenco class during Sevilla Spring Festival

By Sergio Jimenez at CIEE

If there was a time when using the flamenco- red-dress -woman-emoji was appropiate, it would be RIGHT NOW (INSERT EMOJI TIMES TEN) . Sevilla Spring Festival called FERIA is the... keep reading


My Journey to Ireland - A Blog Takeover by Simone!

By High School Semester Abroad at CIEE

The idea of Studying abroad has always been a plan in my life. My older sister studied abroad as a high school student and spent a lot of time studying... keep reading

What It's Like Studying Abroad During a Pandemic

By Ginger S.

I applied to study abroad in France last fall before the coronavirus pandemic. It definitely changed some things and so I wanted to share about my experience being in another... 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

Reflections From My First Year Home

By Josie M.

As of today, I have been back in the States for a year. I thought that now would be a good time to reflect on how this year has been... 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

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

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

Thank You Morocco

By Maya M.

This trip to Morocco is the most life changing trip I’ve ever been on. I will be sharing pictures of what I got to see and do throughout the trip... keep reading