Wandering around Kilkenny, Glendalough, and Wicklow

Apr 3, 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 us along some trips to visit the fields from the move "P.S. I Love You" and herds some sheep.

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Michela's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Spending a Weekend in London and Traveling Europe

Mar 31, 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 about visiting London over the weekend, and the ease of travel in Europe.

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“What are your plans for the weekend?” “Oh, just grabbing lunch in the Docklands, then popping over to London for a day or two.” If I’d overheard this conversation a few months ago, I would have thought it was insane. Buying a plane ticket and flying to another country just for the weekend? Impossible. Yet, those words slipped out of my mouth at work on Thursday evening. And, Friday afternoon I tossed some clothes in my backpack, grabbed a bus to the airport, and flew off to London. It was that easy. In fact, the bus rides to and from the airport were the longest and--I’m serious--most expensive part of my trip. Budget airlines, hostels, and common travels make it possible to spend less on a flight to London, Paris, or whichever European city you’ve dreamed of visiting for less than you’ll spend on dinner once you get there.

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Spring Break Part 2: Sorrento, Capri and Rome

Mar 31, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Spring2017_Graysan Tompkins Profile.pngGraysan Tompkins is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A communication major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's vlog, Graysan heads to Italy for part 2 of her spring break abroad.

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Exploring Italy's Southern Beaches and Food

Mar 30, 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 takes us around Sicily in southern Italy, showing us the beaches and food unique to this region.

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I have been looking forward to exploring southern Italy for as long as I can remember, so the moment it turned spring I headed down to take advantage of Sicily’s sunny beaches and delicious food.  For those of you who don’t know, Sicily is the island located south west of Italy’s boot-shaped peninsula.  My two friends and I opted to stay at a town called Mondello where the beaches are located.  Sicily’s biggest city, Palermo, was just a 30-minute bus ride away, allowing us to get a taste (literally) of Sicily’s beach and city culture.  Instead of hunting down a hostel, we chose to stay at an Airbnb instead.  Although we were initially skeptical, we knew that we booked the right place the instant we arrived as our host argued with the taxi driver to give us a fair price (unfortunately some taxi drivers tend to take advantage of language barriers and overprice).  We stayed at a guest house of an enormous villa just a few steps away from the beach.

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Dealing with Homesickness: a Weekend Away in Uruguauy

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

CAPAStudyAbroad_BuenosAires_Spring2017_Niah Humphreys Square.jpgNiah Humphrey is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A communication major with a minor in Spanish at Auburn University, she is studying abroad in Buenos Aires this semester.

In this week's post, Niah talks about being homesick during her program, and taking a trip with some friends to enjoy a long weekend.

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A Day Around Bray, Ireland

Mar 27, 2017 3:30:00 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 spends the day showing us around the seaside town of Bray, Ireland.

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Spring Break: Venice and Florence

Mar 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Spring2017_Graysan Tompkins Profile.pngGraysan Tompkins is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A communication major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's vlog, Graysan heads to Italy for part 1 of her spring break abroad.

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Things to do in Ireland During Mid Term Break

Mar 22, 2017 5:30:00 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 shows us some fun things to do around Ireland during her Mid Term Break.

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Moments in Marrakesh: Spring Break in Morocco

Mar 22, 2017 2:45:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Spring2017_Courtney Manning Profile Square.jpgCourtney Manning is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Convergence Journalism major at the University of Missouri-Columbia, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Courtney goes on a spring break trip to Marrakesh, Morocco.

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For my spring break trip, I went to Morocco, and it was the absolute trip of a lifetime. I had never been to Africa before, and this was definitely the most unique place I have ever traveled to.  While in Morocco, I was on sensory overload. The noises, the sounds, the smells, the bright colors- Morocco is like no place I have ever been. I felt like Indiana Jones while walking around the markets of Marrakesh.

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Outside the City: Exploring Ireland’s Villages and Countryside

Mar 17, 2017 8:30:00 AM / 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 shows us four places he's traveled in Ireland outside of Dublin.

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about my experiences venturing through some of Ireland’s other cities Such as Galway, Cork, Limerick and, most recently, Belfast. While you might picture cobblestone streets, colourful storefronts, and elegant Georgian buildings when you think of Ireland, though, they’re probably not the first images that pop into your head. Even though I knew I was moving to the city, I couldn’t help the image I had of castles nestled within the rolling green countryside along the harsh but beautiful Atlantic coastline. It took me far too long to actually leave the city, but over the past 2 weeks I’ve been able to travel across the country and explore all four Ireland’s coasts. I visited sites like Giant’s Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher with my fiancée, who came across the ocean from Ohio to visit me on her spring break, and I’ve spent afternoons trekking through the mountains and along the coast near Dublin. Even though I grew up on the beautiful coast of Maine, Ireland has countless natural and historical marvels that outshine anything in my home state. There’s plenty of Irish charm and fun to be had in the cities and villages, but if you’re in the area, don’t miss the chance to visit 7 of Ireland’s most amazing natural wonders.

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