CAPA Council Trip to the President's House and Phoenix Park

Apr 24, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_Michela Mickaluck Square.jpgMichela Mickaluck is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A public relations major at SUNY Oswego, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Michela takes a trip to the President's House and Phoenix Park on a spring day.

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Michela's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Off the Beaten Path: 6 Dublin Gems That are Worth the Detour

Apr 21, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_From Nathan Overlock - Profile Photo (Choice 1).jpgNathan Overlock is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A professional writing and information design major at Cedarville University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Nathan tells us the 6 places he recommends in Dublin that are off the beaten path.

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Dublin is like many other large European cities: an exciting center, radiating out from the most exciting attractions, vibrant shopping areas, and historically significant sights. And then suburbs. Miles of sprawling suburbs. My first few weeks, I was amazed by how easily walkable the city is, and how I could go from one sight to the next in 5 minutes. In fact, I managed to check almost every spot off of my “must see in Dublin” list during my first weekend in Ireland. That’s not to say Dublin is small, or doesn’t have enough to see and do to fill all the time I’ve had here. However, with half a semester behind me, some of my favorite Dublin experience haven’t been crossing the Ha’Penny bridge, or visiting the Guinness Storehouse; they’ve been taking the time to branch out and experience the locations and events that aren’t just for tourists, but are embedded in the city’s culture. While it might be intimidating to venture off onto the side streets, or hop on a city bus for the first time, Dublin’s a city that’s hard to get truly lost in, with almost everyone ready and happy to offer directions, or point you in the right direction. And trust me, these 6 Dublin spots are worth the detour.

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1. Glasnevin Cemetery

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Changing My View: an Internship That Provides a Second Chance

Apr 21, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_From Moriah Adams Internship 1.jpgWords by Moriah Adams, a CAPA Spring 2017 student in Dublin, about her internship experience.

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Studying abroad, even if only half way through, has taught me so many lessons. I knew that I would be in classes and placed in an internship, inevitably learning as a result, but the experience of doing so abroad is like nothing I could have experienced at home— a place where I’m comfortable and familiar with my surroundings. I was made aware of the location of my internship placement about three weeks prior to my departure, and considering the possibility of going to law school, I was pleased to hear that I would be working in a private law firm. However, very soon after, I was contacted again only to find out that my placement had been switched to another location that would be  “better fitted to my interests.” Curious, and a little nervous to have such a quick, unexpected change, I tried to keep an open mind as to what this new placement might be. With limited understanding as to what exactly my placement was, even after reading the description, I flew into Dublin with little-to-no expectations, and a lot of hope.

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Preparing Yourself for an Interview

Apr 19, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Fall2016_Sarah Kaplan Profile Square.jpgSarah Kaplan is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A screen studies major with a concentration in film/media production at Clark University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's video, Sarah gives her best interview tips to make landing any job easier.

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Sarah's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned!

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Cliffs of Moher and Galway

Apr 17, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_Michela Mickaluck Square.jpgMichela Mickaluck is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A public relations major at SUNY Oswego, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Michela brings us along to the Cliffs of Moher and Galway.

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Michela's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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How Being Open Minded Abroad Gives You the Most Opportunity

Apr 17, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Alumna Interview: Taylor McAllister

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Tour of the Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow

Meet Taylor McAllister, a psychology major at Clark University who studied abroad in Dublin in fall 2016. Below, Taylor talks about taking classes in Dublin that connected her to the city and its history, how her internship led her to find the right fit for her future university studies and career, and how being abroad during a time of big change back home (for her- the 2016 election) can give you different insight on the situation.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
TAYLOR MCALLISTER:
Hi! My name is Taylor and I studied abroad with CAPA in Dublin, Ireland for the fall semester of 2016. I am currently a junior at Clark University in Massachusetts and I am studying psychology and education. After graduation, I am hoping to attend grad school and receive a degree in school psychology. My favorite thing to do outside of the classroom is dance; I have been dancing ever since I was three years old and I am one of the co-directors of Clark’s Dance Society group on campus.

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The Not-So-Average Day of a CAPA Intern

Apr 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_From Nathan Overlock - Profile Photo (Choice 1).jpgNathan Overlock is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A professional writing and information design major at Cedarville University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Nathan tells us about the not-so-average day of a CAPA intern.

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My first few months in Dublin made the city feel like a constant flurry of excitement. There was something new happening every day, with classes to attend, internships to start, tours to go on, and sights to see. But that’s just the study abroad experience; I quickly realized that work-life in Ireland takes a much more leisurely pace. When I show up to work in the US, I jump right into my first task, with supervisors constantly on hand to remind me to stay focused, avoid distractions, and meet deadlines. When I show up to my internship at Griffith College Marketing, I stop to greet everyone in the office, make myself a cup of tea or coffee, chat with my supervisor, sit down at my desk, and just take a moment to settle in before I start to work. Sometimes, it even includes a breakfast out after work hours have started. A few hours later, everyone takes an hour-long lunch before finishing off the day’s work.

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Spring Adventures in Amsterdam

Apr 12, 2017 6:00:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Fall2016_Sarah Kaplan Profile Square.jpgSarah Kaplan is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A screen studies major with a concentration in film/media production at Clark University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's video, Sarah takes us to Amsterdam, where she explores the city by boat and checks out a local market.

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Sarah's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned!

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Weekend Travels from Dublin to Wales, U.K.

Apr 10, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_Michela Mickaluck Square.jpgMichela Mickaluck is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A public relations major at SUNY Oswego, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Michela takes along a tributary of the River Conwy to the Conwy Castle in Wales.

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Michela's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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5 Steps to Having Great Craic in Dublin

Apr 7, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_From Nathan Overlock - Profile Photo (Choice 1).jpgNathan Overlock is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A professional writing and information design major at Cedarville University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Nathan talks about the Irish concept of "Craic" and how to participate in it like a local.

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“What’s the Craic?!”

If you’re an easily confused American, like I was my first week in Dublin, you won’t pick up on the tiny difference in meaning between the word “craic” and its American homonym “crack.” And if you’re even more like me, you’ll give whatever enthusiastic Dubliner who shouted this to you a concerned look and a wide berth. But to save you all the confusion and potential for embarrassment, here’s a quick lesson on Irish slang: Craic just means fun. “What’s the Craic?” is a way of asking, “how are you?”, “had any fun?”, or “what’s the news?”

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