Meet Antonia Bignotti (she/her/hers), an official CAPA blogger for our remote London programs for Summer 2020:
University: University of Kansas
Major: Human Biology with a Minor in Sociology
Location of CAPA Courses: London
Location of Internship Site: London
Internship or volunteer placement: Invincible Me
What are you most excited for this summer term?
I am excited to be working for an organization focused on improving the health of their community. I look forward to carrying out research on mental health that will potentially be used to formulate their programs. I am also excited and curious to learn how to experience a different work and academic culture from my own home.
What are three of your hobbies and interests?
I love to cook, read and exercise. This summer I have been able to get back into these hobbies and try new things in all of these areas. Some of my favorites are: Cooking - Focaccia, Reading - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Exercise - Yoga and stretching.
What’s one personal goal you hope to achieve during your program?
I hope to set a morning routine. Since my internship is based in London, mornings are the only time my supervisor and I coincide with work hours. I hope to build a morning routine around my work hours with habits that will set me up for a successful day. My first step to achieving this goal is setting time for a 5-10 minute morning meditation.
What’s one professional goal you hope to achieve through your Remote Global Internship?
I want to challenge myself to focus on networking with people at the internship site and with students in my classes. This is an opportunity to chat to people about their own careers or how their internship experiences are going. I think this will be especially hard because it will be virtual, but forming connections with others is always valuable.
What can we look forward to reading in your posts?
I hope to address all the different parts of this experience. From interning, to academics, social events and challenges, I will be sharing my honest experience and tips for remote study abroad experiences.
Anything else you’d like to say to people reading for the first time?
If you are doubtful (like I was at first) about how a remote study abroad program works, take a look at my posts!