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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


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


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


Parent Tips on Studying Abroad in the Age of COVID

By High School Semester Abroad at CIEE

After postponing this trip last fall, Dregen finally took off to Spain for a spring semester! While he is busy making new friends and exploring his new home, we exchanged... 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

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

A Guide to Studying Abroad

By Finley A.

Hello. If you don't know, my name is Finley. After living a month abroad and talking to other host students, I decided to write a guide for those settling in... 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

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


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

A Definitive Ranking of Aussie Foods

By Phoebe S.

Hey y'all! Tuesday, March 26, marks 10 weeks since I first stepped foot in Australia. I can't believe it's been that long already...In that time, I have tasted some of... keep reading

The Benefits of Journaling Abroad

By Sophie C.

One of the many things I heard over and over when I told people I was studying abroad was to make sure I keep a journal of my experiences. I’m... 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

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