Sara Shriber

Sara Shriber (she/her/hers), is a Marketing and International Business student from the University of Pittsburgh. She will be studying abroad in Florence, Italy this spring. She loves traveling and spent last summer in Sydney, Australia as a CAPA student. This is her second time studying abroad with CAPA and she is excited to see what it is like to study with CAPA again in a new country. She is excited to learn Italian, explore a new city, and step outside of her comfort zone. She hopes to be able to converse in Italian by the end of the program and obtain a better understanding of international business. Sara is eager to share her experiences through her blog posts with us!

Recent Posts

Opportunities CAPA Provides for Cultural Immersion on Their Florence Program

Sep 17, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Sara Shriber

Sara, a CAPA Florence alumna, shares some of the best ways you can make the most of your experience abroad in Italy. There are several options for you to meet and mix with locals, practice speaking Italian, and get well-versed with a new culture, so come check these opportunities out!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

How to Stay in Touch with Italian Culture Post-Study Abroad

May 5, 2020 9:11:00 AM / by Sara Shriber

Don't miss Sara's last blog of the semester, where she shares some great tips on how to keep in touch with the culture of your study abroad location after you return home! 

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Posted in: International Education, Florence, Italy

Places You Can Go in Italy With Florence as Your Home Base

Apr 29, 2020 9:18:00 AM / by Sara Shriber

When studying abroad in Florence, it's relatively easy and inexpensive to travel to other cities in Italy by train or bus. In this blog, Sara reflects on the day trips and weekend trips she took while studying in Florence, and shares tips for traveling within Italy and around Europe.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

A Day's Worth of Florentine Food Culture

Apr 22, 2020 9:06:00 AM / by Sara Shriber

Dreaming of authentic Italian food? In Sara's latest blog post, she takes us on a tour of her favorite restaurants, cafes, and gelaterias in Florence and chats about the culture around food in the city. We recommend not reading this blog on an empty stomach.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Food Abroad

What It’s Like to Study with CAPA’s Global Business Institute

Apr 14, 2020 9:17:00 AM / by Sara Shriber

In this week's blog post from Sara, she chats about CAPA's Global Business Institute in Florence, her courses, and the outside-the-classroom components of this unique program. Check out Sara's post to learn more about what to expect from the program.

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Posted in: International Education, Florence, Italy

Remote Learning with CAPA & Some Takeaways From My Time in Florence

Apr 2, 2020 2:28:00 PM / by Sara Shriber

It can be difficult to stay positive during such uncertain times, but Sara is taking time to reflect on her experience in Florence and to focus on what she’s grateful for. Find out Sara’s takeaways from her time abroad and see what her remote learning experience is like.

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Posted in: International Education, Florence, Italy

10 Ways to Overcome Culture Shock/Language Barriers in Florence, Italy & My Personal Experiences With It

Feb 25, 2020 10:15:00 AM / by Sara Shriber

Culture shock and language barriers can be frustrating, yet motivating experiences. Sara blogs from Florence about the 4 stages of culture shock, understanding local etiquette, and how to adapt to changes. She also crafts out 10 tips to get you on track.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Language

Comparing CAPA Programs - Studying Abroad in Sydney vs Florence

Feb 6, 2020 9:12:00 AM / by Sara Shriber

CAPA blogger Sara Shriber loved her summer study abroad experience with CAPA Sydney so much that she decided to study abroad again for a whole semester! Read more to find out Sara's thoughts on studying abroad in Sydney vs Florence.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

Where I am Living this Semester with CAPA Florence

Jan 28, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Sara Shriber

CAPA blogger Sara Shriber has just arrived in Florence and she is thrilled to be living among Florentines for the semester! Check out her apartment and charming neighborhood!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Meet Sara Shriber: Official CAPA Florence Blogger Spring 2020

Dec 10, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Shriber

Meet Sara Shriber (she/her/hers), an official CAPA blogger in Florence, Italy for Spring 2020:

University: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Marketing and International Business certificate
Study abroad location: Florence, Italy
Internship or volunteer placement: N/A

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited about meeting new people, exploring Italy/Europe, and the Italian cuisine. Some of my friends studied abroad in Florence and loved it, so I am excited to experience it myself.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy


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