How a Summer Abroad Led to Graduate School in London

Apr 24, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Alumna Interview: Victoria Ruggiero

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Meet Victoria Ruggiero, a communication and international business major who studied abroad in London in the summer of 2016. Below, she talks about her love of staying active outdoors, how her internship experience led her to want a job in the international sector, and why she loved living in Camden Town and thinks you would, too.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
VICTORIA RUGGIERO: My name is Victoria Ruggiero; I am from Long Island, New York. I am graduating in May of this year from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego with a degree in Communication and International Business. At school, I am a part of the Ski and Snowboarding Club, as well as the Outdoor Club. I really enjoy anything outdoors; I love to hike, bike, swim, snowboard, and soak in the sun. I have an intense passion for traveling to various destinations and exploring new places. This past summer, I had the privilege of studying abroad in London with the CAPA program. Studying and interning in London was the best experience of my entire life. I was able to experience an entirely new culture which allowed me to learn so much about myself, and the world around me.

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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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Thanks Sarah!

Sarah's journey continues every Wednesday 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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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Interviews

Alumni Update: My Journey to an Internationally Minded Career after Study Abroad

Apr 14, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

Emily McGeary.jpgWords by Emily McGeary, a CAPA alumna who studied abroad in London during Fall 2014, and now works in the study abroad industry.

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After I studied abroad with CAPA London in the fall of 2014, I knew my future career needed to have an international focus. Being in London opened my mind to people and places that were unfamiliar. Suddenly, the broader world became concrete to me and I wanted to continue thinking globally and incorporating cultures outside my own in my daily life back in the United States.

Education has always been important to me. Before studying abroad, my goal had been to work in education administration. I wanted to stay in the university environment and work with college students. I had hoped to be an academic advisor or admissions recruiter, but after I studied abroad, I decided I wanted to help college students see another part of the world like I had the opportunity to do. 

This dream didn’t come to fruition right away. In fact, it would be a long process before I was hired in a full-time position with an international focus. It was something I had to work toward and I needed time to determine the balance between where my skills would be most useful and what kind of positions I was passionate about.

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Posted in: London, England, CAPA Alumni, Interviews, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

On Studying Abroad for a Second Time

Apr 10, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

A CAPA Study Abroad Alumna Interview with Erica Bergmann

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Meet Erica Bergmann, a second time study abroader from the University of Massachusetts Amherst who spent spring semester of 2016 on the CAPA Sydney program. Below, she talks about her exciting plans after she graduates next month, shares her favorite foodie experiences from the Land Down Under and talks about travel - where she's been, a few tips and the benefits and downsides of traveling solo versus with friends.

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CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself
ERICA BERGMANN: I’m a senior graduating this upcoming May from the University of Massachusetts Amherst pursuing a specialized Bachelor’s Degree of Individualized Concentration in International Relations with a Focus on Germany. Additionally, I will have completed minors in both German Studies and Political Science. I’m an overachiever, I know. I studied abroad with CAPA in Sydney, Australia in the Spring of 2016 and partook in an internship with DEC PR & Communications. 

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Posted in: Interviews, Sydney, Australia

Vlog: An Interview with CAPA Florence Students

Apr 4, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Florence_Spring2017_Emmanuel Rodriguez Profile.jpgEmmanuel Rodriguez is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A double major in cinema & screen studies and studio arts: graphic design at SUNY Oswego, he is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Emmanuel spends some time asking two of his fellow students about the CAPA Florence program and their experiences.

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Thanks Emmanuel!

Emmanuel's journey continues every Tuesday so stay tuned!

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Making Study Abroad Work for You

Apr 3, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Alumna Interview: Isabelle Zoeckler

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Meet Isabelle Zoeckler, a communications major at Clark University who studied abroad in Dublin in summer 2016. Below, Isabelle talks about what it's like to go on a program without knowing anyone beforehand, what it's like to study abroad with a pre-existing medical condition, and how traveling outside of the United States for the first time can change your life.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
ISABELLE ZOECKLER: My name is Isabelle Zoeckler. I am currently a senior at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. I am pursuing a major in communications with a minor in sociology. I was lucky enough to study abroad with CAPA during the summer 2016 program. I am formerly from Madison, a small shoreline town in Connecticut, about a half an hour outside of New Haven.

On campus I teach a weekly yoga class with the Clark Yoga Club. I am also a writer for Clark’s Her Campus chapter. When I am not at the library, I can be found cheering on our sports teams as I am the former manager of the varsity field hockey team.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Interviews

Participating In and Consuming News as a Journalism Major

Mar 27, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Study Abroad Alumna Interview: Aydali Campa

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Meet Aydali, a journalism major at Arizona State University who studied abroad in Dublin in Fall 2016. Below, she talks about how surprised she was by Ireland's advanced technology, how her internship abroad differed from internships back home, and how her experience changed the way she views and consumes news.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
AYDALI CAMPA:
I am a journalism and mass communication major at Arizona State University. My focus is in digital media and I minor in studio art and international studies. I studied and interned abroad in Dublin, my new favorite city, the fall of 2016. I’ve been known to rant about social justice, art and where I’d like to travel to next.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Interviews

Having a GANZO Family in Florence: An Interview with Eileen Klawitter

Mar 23, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Florence_Spring2017_From Danya Carithers - Square.jpgDanya Carithers is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A marketing major at the University of Pittsburgh, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Danya interviews her roommate Eileen on CAPA's GANZO program.

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Integrating oneself in a host country’s culture is something every student abroad strives and plans to do.  But once we get here, we find it difficult with language barriers, time restrictions, and just pushing ourselves even further out of our comfort zones. However CAPA has a new program called GANZO that they just began last year, which has helped a handful of students learn about real Italian culture in a fun, interactive way. This program teams a student up with an Italian family with whom they can eat dinner and spend time. I decided to ask my roommate, Eileen, about her experience so far with her GANZO family and what she has gained from it.

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Posted in: Interviews, Florence, Italy, Volunteering Abroad

Good Food? An Interview with a Pasta Maker

Mar 21, 2017 2:45:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Florence_Spring2017_Emmanuel Rodriguez Profile.jpgEmmanuel Rodriguez is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A double major in cinema & screen studies and studio arts: graphic design at SUNY Oswego, he is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Emmanuel interviews a local Florentine pasta maker about his craft.

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Thanks Emmanuel!

Emmanuel's journey continues every Tuesday so stay tuned!

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