Nicolas Dostal

Nicolas Dostal (he/him/his) is a Political Science and Urban Planning double major at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He will be studying Sports Management in Sydney, Australia through CAPA. He’s excited to immerse himself in the Australian experience and to learn about Sports Management in greater depth in his internship and courses. He spends most of his time at the beach, playing soccer, and exploring new places, all of which he is definitely going to include in his vlogs from down under. Check out his posts to see what student life in Sydney is like!

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A Virtual Tour Of The CAPA Sydney Center

Sep 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Nicolas Dostal

Welcome to the CAPA Sydney center! On today's virtual tour, Nicolas shows you a glimpse of study abroad life in Australia. From the gorgeous courtyard outside to roomy classrooms indoors, take a look at where you could spend one of your future semesters. The center is located in a heritage building close to Sydney's central business district - where it's frequently bustling and positively buzzing with creative energy!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations, Why Study Abroad

My Experience With the CAPA Sydney Sports Management Program

Aug 31, 2020 9:45:00 AM / by Nicolas Dostal

With Australia being a sports hub and a two-time Olympics host country, studying sports management in Sydney was too good for Nicolas to pass up. During his semester abroad, he interned at a tennis club and got to know the sports culture of the country better. Want to know how else this program expands your knowledge in the field? Nicolas shares a quick overview on what to expect.

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Posted in: International Education, Sydney, Australia, sydney-vlog

5 Expert Tips For How to Have An Awesome Semester in Sydney

Jun 9, 2020 9:18:00 AM / by Nicolas Dostal

You won't want to miss Nick's final vlog of the semester, where he looks back on his time studying abroad in Sydney this spring and shares incredible footage from Sydney and beyond!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, sydney-vlog

A Student's Guide to Sydney Parks & Green Spaces

May 28, 2020 9:25:00 AM / by Nicolas Dostal

This week, Nicolas takes us on a tour of Sydney's parks— from relaxing spaces near the CAPA Sydney center to vibrant parks with the best city, sea, and sunset views. Check it out!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

What You Can Experience in Australia's Royal National Park

Apr 28, 2020 9:28:00 AM / by Nicolas Dostal

Nicolas' semester with CAPA Sydney is complete, and he has a few more incredible vlogs from Sydney to share. We hope this one from his visit to Australia's Royal National Park will bring you joy and a sense of calm!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

Get to Know Darling Harbour - Your Neighborhood in Sydney

Mar 11, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Nicolas Dostal

Darling Harbour is quickly becoming vlogger Nicolas Dostal's favorite place in Sydney! This destination is THE place to be - from frequent festivities, water sports, and street performers, it'll never be a boring time! Darling Harbour also boasts some of the best restaurants and cafes in the city and more, so tag along on this virtual tour and see what this district has to offer.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, sydney-vlog

What You'll See on a Visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park & the Blue Mountains

Feb 29, 2020 9:31:00 AM / by Nicolas Dostal

Come along with Nicholas as he gets up close and personal with some of Australia's native animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park and visits the breathtaking Blue Mountains National Park outside Sydney!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, sydney-vlog

A Video Guide to the Best Beaches in Sydney

Feb 14, 2020 9:15:00 AM / by Nicolas Dostal

You won't want to miss this week's vlog from Nicolas, where he gives us a tour of Sydney's world-class beaches, from Coogee to Manly to Bondi!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

A CAPA Student's Guide to Sydney's Public Transit System

Feb 3, 2020 9:19:00 AM / by Nicolas Dostal

Heading to Sydney? Check out Nicolas Dostal's vlog to see how easy it is to get around the city on trains, ferries, busses, and the light rail using your Opal Card!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, sydney-vlog

Meet Nicolas Dostal: Official CAPA Sydney Vlogger Spring 2020

Dec 10, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Nicolas Dostal

Meet Nicolas Dostal (he/him/his), an official CAPA vlogger in Sydney, Australia for Spring 2020:

University: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Major: Political Science and Urban Planning
Study Abroad Location: Sydney, Australia
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited to explore a part of the world that is completely different from any environment that I have ever been in before. I never thought that I would be able to experience the extraordinary Australian climate, culture, food, and people at this stage of my life so I want to fully immerse myself in this new world.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia


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