My 1st Week Abroad in Paris: Nicole Piatek

Upon arriving in Paris, I still couldn’t believe that I would be spending the next three months in a country I had never been to before. Many of the other students in the program were on the same flight as me, so this eased many of my nerves. The CEA drivers were waiting for us…

Reach for the Sky

By Nona Guvenoz I’m a HUGE Star Wars nerd. I fell in love with the franchise when I was 8, and now, at 20, I’m still just as much in love with it. While I agree with many in that the most recent trilogy of movies did not give justice to the original 6 movies,…

I Already Want to Go Back to Greece

By Sage Kagen (May 2022) Every time I say to someone that I spent 3.5 months in Greece it comes as a shock to myself because then I have to answer the question of “how was it?” and I still have no words to describe it. Now to say that the trip I took was…

Five Tips For Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

By Walker Nelson Before getting into my tips, an introduction is of order. My name is Walker and I’m a sophomore here at DePaul. I studied abroad over this past winter break in both England and Ireland. My trip was short term (just under 2 weeks), and was with 14 other DePaul students and 2…

Yes, Adult Students CAN Study Abroad!

This is the look on a 33 year old’s face when they finally get to break in their very first passport. It’s me, 9 years ago, closing out my first study abroad trip. (The adult learner trips are 7-10 days btw – YES, YOU CAN study abroad with career and family obligations). Things are much…

The International Business of Sports in London 2021: A Virtual Victory

By Annika Pallasch Sports connect us. The passion and atmosphere are a language anyone can understand no matter where they are in the world. Unfortunately, during the Covid-19 pandemic stadiums were empty and games were played in silence. As fans like myself had to cheer on our favorite teams from home, those of us who…

Is It Worth It? A Virtual Internship in the Age of Covid

By Bridget Mitchell “Goodbye! bye, buh-bye, byebyebye” After hearing the friendly excess of an Irish farewell— which I’d yet only been warned about— at the end of a midday office meeting, it felt like an unofficial inauguration to the Irish workplace. The only thing was that I wasn’t at the office. In fact, I wasn’t…

Virtual Study Abroad: Experiential Marketing in France

Q&A with Kaitlin Holyk In which program did you participate? I participated in Virtual Study Abroad: Experiential Marketing in France. What factors influenced your decision to study abroad virtually? I had signed up for the trip to Europe in December and really regretted not taking the virtual program when it was offered after the actual trip…

Learning and Traveling to London Without Leaving Home

By Maya Lomwong I applied to the virtual study abroad program in England during Spring Break. I got accepted to the International Business of Sports in London class with Professor Andy Clark. This was the best virtual study abroad course that I attended! I enjoyed learning and traveling in London without leaving home. After I…

Virtual Internship in Amsterdam

Meet John Mulligan, a Game Design major and junior at DePaul University. John had the honor of being CEA’s first virtual intern “in” Amsterdam, and was placed with Team Building Games Franchise. This Dutch company doesn’t create just any team building games, but Escape Room-type games! They even host the Dutch National Escape Game Championship….

Hosting My Host Mom

By: Liz Spencer In September 2017 my best friend, Sophia, and I departed from Chicago to study Arabic language in Amman, Jordan. Once we arrived at the Queen Alia Airport, we grabbed our bags and got into the car that would take us to meet our host family. At that point all the information we…

Keep it Real: Preparing for Study Abroad As a Non-Traditional Student

By Amber Davis I am going to make a keep it real blog post about preparing for my life changing study abroad trip to Germany as a non-traditional student. Guess what, if you’re reading this, your already non-traditional, so I will break down the barriers that you could run into, that nobody (wants to) talk…