How Study Abroad is a Forever Experience

Feb 8, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

A CAPA Staff Interview: Taylor Nolan

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Meet CAPA admissions advisor Taylor Nolan. Below, she tells us more about her role, why her study abroad journey was the time of her life, and what her memorable experience is from working with students.

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Posted in: Interviews, CAPA Staff

All About My GANZO Family in Florence

Feb 7, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Celess is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Administration major at Riverside City College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Celess spends time with her GANZO family in Florence and shares how this cross-cultural experience has been so far.

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Thanks Celess!

Celess' journey continues weekly so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Language, Activities Abroad

How Studying Abroad Can Spark the Flame for an International Career

Feb 6, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

An Interview with CAPA Buenos Aires Resident Director: Marlena Reimer

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Meet Marlena Reimer, the Resident Director of CAPA Buenos Aires. She joins CAPA after stints in the U.S. and abroad working in education and other fields, as well as volunteering. Below, she talks about the work she has done so far, why studying abroad opens doors, and how special Buenos Aires and its people are.    

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Posted in: Interviews, Buenos Aires, Argentina, CAPA Staff

Theatrics Back Home: How We're Doing After Studying Abroad

Feb 5, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Maureen is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Maureen talks about adjusting to life back home and checks in with her company of actors and friends all over the country.

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Thanks Maureen!

See more of Maureen's journey in London.

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Posted in: London, England, Life After Study Abroad, Reflection

10 Questions for CAPA Florence Alumna (and My Former Roommate) Audrey Detmer

Feb 2, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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For this month’s post, I interviewed Audrey Detmer, one of my roommates from Florence, to ask her some questions about her study abroad experience and her recent trip back to Florence!

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EMILY KEARNS: Tell us a bit about yourself and what you’ve been up to post-study abroad and post-grad!
AUDREY DETMER: After leaving Florence I returned to the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I completed my studies in political science and philosophy. I was incredibly fortunate to travel to Argentina for a month after graduation with my childhood friends, and then I moved home to California to face the struggle of finding a job post-grad. A bit of good luck and hard work led me to join the team of a political campaign as an intern, and when the candidate won, I was hired as a staffer. I've been employed with the California State Assembly for a bit over a year now working for a member of the legislature.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Life After Study Abroad, Florence Interviews

Traveling is Great, But Studying Abroad is Even More Wonderful

Feb 1, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

An Interview with CAPA Sydney Resident Director: Samantha Grant

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Meet Samantha Grant, the Resident Director of CAPA Sydney. With experiences and adventures from around the world, including key positions managing student welfare and cultural exchange programs at Victoria University and the University of Sydney, she joined CAPA to oversee student services and internships. Below, she shares how students can prepare for a fulfilling semester abroad, where the hidden gems and good food places are, and what you can look forward to at CAPA Sydney.    

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about your work with CAPA. How long have you lived in Sydney? 
SAMANTHA GRANT: I started with CAPA as Sydney's Resident Director in November 2017, so I have only been with the organization a short while, but already love the people, the culture, and the reasons why the company exists. In my role as Resident Director I oversee internships and student services, as well as having the great pleasure of spending lots of time with the wonderful Sydney staff and our students.

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Posted in: Interviews, Sydney, Australia, CAPA Staff

How Studying Abroad in Sydney Taught Me to Embrace Life

Jan 31, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hanna is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing, Finance, and International Business major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In her last post, Hanna reflects on the challenges she's been through and how studying abroad opened doors for her to grow personally and professionally.

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It took me a while to organize my thoughts and come back to the reality of campus life. Studying abroad definitely had a huge impact on me; not only do I notice it, but my friends and family notice it as well. Though, I have been studying abroad in the U.S. for almost 5 years already, participating in the CAPA study and intern abroad program represented a way for me to exit my comfort zone.

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Let me think about where I should begin. Australia has a pretty laid back and relaxed culture, and I think it affected me to the most positive extent. Ever since coming to the States and starting my education career here, I've felt tension and pressure to perform and act in a specific way. I don't know whether it was due to a cultural shock, an attempt to fit in, and/or other reasons. However, going to Australia helped me realize that there is so much more to this world and our lives…the stress and tension should not limit us in our actions and thoughts. Sometimes, we just need to relax, go with the flow, and enjoy good moments without overthinking and emotionally exhausting ourselves.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Tips, Reflection

From Studying Abroad in London to Helping Others Get There

Jan 30, 2018 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

A CAPA Staff Interview: Rachel Long

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Meet CAPA London alumna and admissions advisor Rachel Long. Below, she tells us how reflecting on her study abroad experience led her back to CAPA, why there are many opportunities to study and intern abroad, and how she can help you (and your parents) with your study abroad dilemmas.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself and some of your hobbies and interests and where you’re from originally. What’s the coolest thing about living in Boston? 
RACHEL LONG: My name is Rachel, and I'm originally from Hopewell Junction, New York. I studied and interned abroad in London with CAPA in 2016. I was also the CAPA Ambassador for SUNY Oswego (where I graduated in May 2017) and now I'm an Admissions Advisor! The coolest thing about Boston is, even though it's a smaller city, there is still plenty to do and explore. I also have family here so it's always great to see them. Some of my hobbies are: playing and watching sports, reading, and traveling!

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Posted in: London, England, Interviews, CAPA Staff

How to Create Interesting Vlogs

Jan 29, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Maureen is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Maureen shares her tips on creating interesting vlogs and how to be creative using video.

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Thanks Maureen!

Maureen's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: London, England, Tips

Imagined Space: Inventing the East and Creating the West

Jan 26, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Michael Woolf.

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Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet
—Rudyard Kipling The Ballad of East and West (1889)

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Making Space

The idea of space is critical in education abroad. We believe that exploration of unfamiliar space is of educational value and, consequently, we have developed a wide range of teaching strategies that take students beyond the formal classroom. A primary distinction between domestic study and education abroad is precisely the exploration and analysis of space through some combination of what we call situational learning and/or experiential education.

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Posted in: Study Abroad, History Abroad

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