Why Homestays are the Best Accommodations for Study Abroad

Jun 13, 2019 10:44:00 AM / by Ben Gunduz

With one homestay and study abroad experience under his belt, Ben shares what his current (and second overall) homestay in Buenos Aires is really like. He goes through the pros and cons coupled with several tips that will helpful for you as you consider your accommodation experience abroad. Take it from Ben: you'll get a stronger connection and a real taste of the culture with your host family while making lifelong friends!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

First Impressions of London from a U.S. Student Abroad

Jun 12, 2019 11:30:22 AM / by Clare Wiegel

In her first vlog of the summer, Samford University student Clare shares her first impressions of London and her recommendations for places to check out during your first week there. Watch this episode to mentally prepare for the hustle and bustle of London and get inspired by some of the beautiful sights you're about to see! 

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Posted in: London, England, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Come Along on a Virtual Bus Tour of Buenos Aires with CAPA!

Jun 10, 2019 11:19:00 AM / by Sarah Williamson

Hop on a city bus tour of Buenos Aires with our student guide Sarah! This activity will spur the explorer in you to take note of interesting factoids about the city while taking in the diverse sights and overall layout of Buenos Aires. From barrios to museos, get acquainted with this study abroad destination.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

Lessons From My First Two Weeks Studying Abroad in Dublin

Jun 10, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Katie Berlin

For anyone nervous about studying abroad, Katie's advice is "do NOT be." In this week's post, she shares how she's been loving every minute of her time abroad and why this is an exciting experience for her. Katie also lists some tips that will do you some good from how not to overpack and what essentials you need to bring (like clothing layers).

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

A Student’s Guide to the Parks and Gardens of London

Jun 9, 2019 11:07:00 AM / by Hannah Woodruff

One of the many benefits of studying abroad during the summer in London is getting to enjoy the many green spaces the city has to offer. Read more from Hannah on her 6 favorite parks and gardens in London!

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

What To Expect On Your First Day in Sydney With CAPA

Jun 8, 2019 10:58:00 AM / by Jasia Robinson

In her first vlog of the summer, CAPA Sydney vlogger Jasia Robinson shares her own experience from her first day in Sydney and gives some tips on how to navigate the first few days of your program. 

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, sydney-vlog

Experiencing Gaucho Culture and Other Adventures During a CAPA Excursion to Estancia Don Silvano

Jun 7, 2019 11:03:00 AM / by Shivani Pandya

From horseback riding to zip lining, these CAPA students had a whirlwind of an experience at Estancia Don Silvano in Argentina. Shivani lets us know what else the group got up to during this excursion outside Buenos Aires. Hint: it involves food and dancing!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

Here's Why Sydney's Culture Gives the Best First Impression

Jun 6, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Anderson Wray

Want to know what to expect from Sydney's culture? Get a look at Anderson's first thoughts on culture shock, the attitudes that are part of local life, and how different interpersonal communication is compared to American culture.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

First Impressions and 3 Tips for Those Studying Abroad in Shanghai

Jun 5, 2019 11:39:57 AM / by Lauren Girard

In her first episode of the summer, Champlain Abroad student Lauren Girard shares her background for how she was able to study abroad in Shanghai, her first impressions/things that surprised her about Shanghai, and 3 pieces of advice she has after her first few weeks in this Global City! 

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, shanghai-vlog

How to Talk, Live, and Eat like a Local While Studying Abroad in Barcelona

Jun 5, 2019 10:40:00 AM / by Grace Pyron

This popular city is a worthwhile destination to learn new things about culture, cuisine, language, and a way of living. Let Grace give you an introduction to Barcelona with tips and tricks along the way! From knowing what to expect from "Spanish timing" to using common phrases, this post will enlighten you about local life and how to fit right in.

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Posted in: Language, Barcelona, Spain


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