4 Pieces of Airport Advice for First-Time Travelers

Dec 14, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

You’ve been waiting to travel to a different country for the longest time, and that moment has finally come. You know this is a journey you’ve been working up to. From city to city and state to state, your travel experiences have been accumulating for your first major trip overseas for your study abroad. While there may be similar aspects to the type of travel you’ve accomplished back home, getting on your first international flight will be quite the experience.

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1. Be Prepared

Start your preparations early on--both mentally and packing-wise. Whether you’re an experienced or last-minute packer, it helps to go through 1 or 2 rounds of asking yourself whether you really need what you’re packing. Keep all your important documents together in a safe and handy manner. Unsure about the airport you’ll be stopping over and arriving at? Do some research to see what amenities are available during your travel.

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Posted in: Travel, Practical Study Abroad Advice, Tips

Q&A with CAPA Students on Their Shanghai Experience

Dec 13, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Sarah is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Fashion Retail and Merchandising major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Sarah does a Q&A with her fellow students and finds out about their experiences in Shanghai.

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Thanks Sarah!

Sarah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Interviews, Shanghai, China, Study Abroad

A Dublin Internship Abroad: Alice PR & Events

Dec 12, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Elizabeth is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Elizabeth gives us an inside look at her internship abroad at Alice PR & Events and how each work day is never the same in Dublin.

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The days at my internship are never the same. One day I will be compiling data for media coverage reports, while the next I will be traveling around Dublin for photoshoots or events. This semester I am interning at Alice PR & Events and it has been an incredible opportunity to learn about the public relations industry.

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When walking into the office you are met with a cute Alice in Wonderland themed poster and a stuffed Cheshire cat. The atmosphere is light and full of excitement. Alice PR & Events is a public relations firm that provides marketing, media relations, social media, and event planning to businesses across Ireland. The company’s clients range from social justice, education, technology, and non-government organizations. Throughout my semester I have been able to work with a variety of clients with different PR needs.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad, Internships in Dublin

Globalization: Perspectives from Students Studying Abroad in London

Dec 11, 2017 11:30:00 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 interviews her fellow study abroad students to get their perspectives on CAPA's Globalization conference in London.

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Thanks Maureen!

Maureen's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: London, England, Interviews, Globalization

Globalization: Issues I've Learned from Studying Abroad

Dec 8, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Tylor is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Communication major at Arizona State University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Tylor reflects on CAPA's Globalization conference in London, global issues, and the international insights she's gleaned from studying abroad.

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Thanks Tylor!

Tylor's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Globalization

When All the Countries Come Together

Dec 7, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Sarah is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Fashion Retail and Merchandising major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Sarah enjoys 3 cultural events at East China Normal University (ECNU) on her study abroad.

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Thanks Sarah!

Sarah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Diversity Abroad, Fashion

Top 5 Reasons to Study Abroad in Florence

Dec 6, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Study Abroad

A CAPA Chat: The Dublin Difference

Dec 5, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Elizabeth is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Elizabeth is interviewed by CAPA Dublin's Hayley Ni Bhriain on her semester in Ireland and the Dublin difference.

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As we approach the first week of December, it is difficult to believe how fast the time has flown. This week I decided to pop into the CAPA Dublin office and chat with Senior Program Director, Hayley Ni Bhriain about my time and experiences in Dublin!

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Hayley Ni Bhriain: Why did you choose to study abroad in Ireland?
Elizabeth Leahy: I chose to study abroad in Ireland for an assortment of reasons! I had actually been to Ireland once in 2010 with my local Gaelic Football team. I played with a local club outside of Hartford, Connecticut. We stayed for 10 days hopping between counties and we only stayed in Dublin for 2 ½ hours to watch a football game. I’ve always wanted to come back and when looking at studying abroad, I knew I wanted to study for a semester in Europe.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Interviews, Dublin Interviews

What is Reverse Culture Shock and Some Ways to Deal with It

Dec 4, 2017 11:30:00 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 explains what reverse culture shock is and how to spot it, as well as ways to deal with it after studying abroad.

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Thanks Celess!

Celess' journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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

6 Gift Ideas for Someone Who Has Studied Abroad in Florence

Dec 1, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Even though I’m constantly surrounded by study abroad for my job and by nature I think about it quite often, December is typically a time of the year where I’m very strongly reminded of my study abroad experience. Even though I left for Florence in January, the months leading up to my departure were quite memorable as well. December 2014 was filled with a ton of researching information about Florence, packing, and preparing mentally for what my life was going to be like for the following few months. Amongst all the craziness with preparing for my time abroad were the holidays, which tend to cause some stress (in a good way). With the holidays coming up, I wanted to share some gift ideas that any past, present or future Florence study abroad student would love to receive!        

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Photo: Evelyn Henson and Etsy

1. Map of Florence

Maps are great, easy pieces to hang on any wall, and there are so many different variations that you’ll be able to find a color scheme/style that works for anybody.

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

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