Talking About Social Issues in Sydney

Apr 20, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_NatalieEmmert_Blogger_Sydney.pngNatalie Emmert is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A nursing major at Arizona State University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Natalie discusses some social issues that she's noticed while studying in Sydney.

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Aussie Airport Adventures: Traveling Down Under

Apr 19, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Sydney_Spring2017 - Profile.jpgColin Gilbert is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A marketing and supply chain management major at the University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Colin discusses how traveling by plane in Australia varies from the US on a getaway to Cairns in Northern Australia.

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Shoes? On. Liquids? Full. ID? No need. The travel-savvy readers may know what I’m talking about, but they’re probably a bit confused; as was I while strolling through the security checkpoint at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. As Americans, we’re accustomed to adhering to TSA’s strict security protocols such as the 3-1-1 liquid rule, a trip through the body scanner, and being asked for identification at least twice before gaining admission into a terminal. It’s the standard for travelling in the USA. We understand the importance of the preventative measures enforced by the TSA, regardless of how annoying or tedious they seem, because the reality of the adverse consequences is all too present in our society.

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The Top 10 Beaches in Sydney

Apr 13, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_NatalieEmmert_Blogger_Sydney.pngNatalie Emmert is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A nursing major at Arizona State University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Natalie shows us her top 10 favorite beaches throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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Exploring Your Local Neighborhood: Ultimo, Sydney

Apr 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Sydney_Spring2017 - Profile.jpgColin Gilbert is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A marketing and supply chain management major at the University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Colin brings us around his local neighborhood of Ultimo, Sydney.

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I’ve reported on the stunning coastal walks, the bustle of the CBD, and the incredible mountains of New Zealand, but I’ve yet to bat an eyelash at the variety of things nestled within the blocks surrounding my accommodation. Considering it’s my home base, I thought a quick tour of the neighborhood of Ultimo is in order! This should be especially useful for anyone interested in studying abroad, as I’ve written in some things I wish I’d known about before landing in Oz.

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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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My First Australian Rugby Match

Apr 6, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_NatalieEmmert_Blogger_Sydney.pngNatalie Emmert is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A nursing major at Arizona State University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Natalie 

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Top 10 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Sydney

Apr 5, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Sydney_Spring2017 - Profile.jpgColin Gilbert is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A marketing and supply chain management major at the University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Colin tells us the top 10 things to do in Sydney on a rainy day, from visiting museums to mundane chores.

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Autumn in Upstate New York is one of my favorite times to return to my hometown. Munching on juicy apples as I pick them off the tree, searching for the perfect pumpkin to take home straight off the vine, and feeling the crisp, cool autumn wind whipping across my face as I sip on freshly mulled cider taking in the foliage.

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Autumn in Australia, however, is a much different story. It’s warm, but not hot. It’s rainy, but not pouring. It’s, in general, just a touch too humid and much too unpredictable to make any reliable outdoor plans. As of late, we’ve been experiencing quite a bit of rain which has made checking things off our ever-expanding list of things to do before we leave a bit difficult. Nevertheless, we refuse to let a bit of precipitation rain on our parade (literally) so I’ve come up with a list of the top 10 things to do on a rainy day in Sydney.

1. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

This museum is conveniently located right in Circular Quay, so you can take in the gorgeous views of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge even if the skies are gray. The exhibits inside are anything but dreary, as exhibits play with bright colors and a variety of different media. An added bonus, admission to the museum is free for all.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Activities Abroad

Exploring GNL: Globally Networked Learning, in Sydney

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

CAPA_NatalieEmmert_Blogger_Sydney.pngNatalie Emmert is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A nursing major at Arizona State University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Natalie talks about CAPA's concept of Globally Networked Learning.

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Diversity within a Global City: Sydney

Mar 29, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Sydney_Spring2017 - Profile.jpgColin Gilbert is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A marketing and supply chain management major at the University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Colin talks about finding diversity in Sydney's culinary scene and parks.

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I found myself sauntering through the thick, humid air of the CBD—the Central Business District, that is—last Sunday searching for the perfect flat white to start my morning. The heavy, overcast skies spit showers as I skipped from block to block, eventually landing at the Westfield for a cappuccino and a cannoli: the not-so-Australian-but-actually-Italian breakfast of champions. After admiring some of the opulent windows of Armani and the like, I continued to Darling Harbour to meet a friend.

The afternoon sun attempted to cut through the clouds, but the day remained overwhelmingly gray. Autumn has officially arrived in Sydney. We converged at the Chinese Garden of Friendship; a unique green space which peaks my interest each time I pass by, but hadn’t yet had the chance to explore. We serendipitously decided to discover the area accompanied with lunch at the Teahouse in the gardens. As if my breakfast weren’t ironic enough, this not-so-Australian-but-actually-Chinese lunch consisted of American sandwiches, English tea, and an Italian pastry. My point? Sydney is an incredibly diverse city influenced by a number of different cultures—as expressed (mostly) through my edible expeditions.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Diversity Abroad, Food in Sydney

Night at the Zoo: Roar and Snore

Mar 23, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_NatalieEmmert_Blogger_Sydney.pngNatalie Emmert is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A nursing major at Arizona State University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Natalie spends the night at Taronga Zoo with some unlikely animal friends.

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