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A Day in Asakusa - Experiencing Tradition in Modern Japan

By Rie Waldon at CIEE

When you think of Tokyo, you might imagine the bustling streets of Shibuya, the cutting-edge technology of Akihabara, or the towering skyscrapers of Shinjuku. However, nestled within this modern metropolis... keep reading


Tomar, Portugal - Portal to the Past

By JOrdan Okoniewski at CIEE

“Everyone put down your things, we have to leave NOW!!!” Chaos. Then the sound of 70 some people- the majority teenagers- running out of a luxury hotel lobby as quickly as possible...


Tying Up Loose Ends

By MacKenzie Kennedy at CIEE

With only a few days left in our program, we are embracing every opportunity to make lasting memories and reflect on our incredible journey. One of the highlights of this... keep reading


À Sarcelles with Olympic stars of our own !

By Lindsay Krulock at CIEE

Last week, our students hopped on the RER D train to venture out to Sarcelles, a small town in the northern suburbs of Paris. Our group entered a brightly-lit domed... keep reading


Taking Our Leadership to Marrakech

By Doug LeBert at CIEE

Early Saturday morning we boarded the bus to take our weekend excursion to Marrakech. The 3 hour bus ride itself was full of energy as we played “Werewolf” for half... keep reading


Finding Inspiration Everywhere

By Davina Campbell-Washington at CIEE

Hospitals Tours CIEE Public Health program had the opportunity to tour one public and private hospital to understand the fundamental differences. Hospital Regional Jose Maria Cabral y Baez was the... keep reading


A Visit to Antoni Gaudí's "La Pedrera"

By Bryce Chalfant at CIEE

Students recently had the extraordinary opportunity to tour an architectural masterpiece. La Pedrera, also known as Casa Milà, is one of the most famous buildings designed by renowned Spanish architect... keep reading


Exploring Barcelona's Street Art Scene

By Bryce Chalfant at CIEE

Last week, students put their creativity on display as they participated in an exciting graffiti workshop led by popular Barcelona street artist Camil Escruela. The workshop, held in the El... keep reading


Week 3

By Connar Franklin at CIEE

Students have had a busy (and sunny) past couple of days, and they have taken part in plenty of water activities. Everyone had the chance to search for aquatic wildlife... keep reading


Our intriguing visit to Castel Sant'Angelo

By Francesca Panza at CIEE

Today we got to now the fascinating story of Castel Sant'Angelo. We entered and were easily amazed by the aura that the building emanated: at first its wide and gloomy... keep reading


The Homestretch-- Wrapping up our time in London!

By Lily Borror at CIEE

From planes, trains, and automobiles, we have covered a lot of England. Here is how we spent the tail end of our trip in the U.K.!


Lost in Florence: Finding Art in Every Corner

By Samuele Bassi at CIEE

When Sam writes an article, you know the students are waking up early! Let's set aside thoughts of the Colosseum and the ancient Romans for a moment because we’re about... keep reading


Benvinguts a la nostra última setmana!

By Angel Rosas at CIEE

Greetings from Barcelona! This past week, our students have had an incredible array of experiences that have deepened their understanding of sports management and Catalonian culture. They participated in a... keep reading


¡Vamos a la Playa! A Weekend Getaway in Valencia

By Maria Cronin at CIEE

In true Spanish fashion, we escaped to the Mediterranean city, Valencia. At around 12:30 pm after class, we set off to the east of Spain! The students were so excited... keep reading


Flamenco Dancers in the Making!

By Victoria McCormick at CIEE

Our CIEE global navigators truly brought the energy and rhythm needed to make their Flamenco dance class an unforgettable experience! Laughter and excitement filled the room as they tried on... keep reading