Andrea Arias

Andrea (Andy) Arias is a theatre major with concentrations in theatre education as well as performance. She will be interning at Synergy in London this fall. She is excited to immerse herself into the beauty of London’s culture and make long-lasting connections that manifest into friendships. While finding the balance between studying, interning, and writing CAPA blogs, she hopes to explore and familiarize herself with the city. Keep an eye out for her posts, and she'll give you a close look of what London has to offer!

Recent Posts

Reflecting On My Fulfilling Theatre Internship in London

Jan 24, 2022 11:15:00 AM / by Andrea Arias

In her last blog entry, Andrea wraps up her study abroad experience with a look at all that she's accomplished at her theatre internship with Synergy across the criminal justice system in London. She talks about her favorite projects and what she will miss about London.

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Posted in: London, England, Internships Abroad

Going Home: The End of My Semester Abroad in London

Dec 29, 2021 11:56:59 AM / by Andrea Arias

Today, Andrea reflects on her time in London this past semester and shares how she made the most of her last week in this global city. Continue reading to find out more.

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Posted in: London, England, Why Study Abroad

Finding My Home Away From Home in London

Dec 6, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Andrea Arias

Andrea takes stock of her semester abroad and writes about culture shock and the reverse of it, as well as how studying abroad challenged her to take on the best of everyday life in London.

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

Gaining Work Experience Abroad While Making an Impact

Nov 8, 2021 10:01:00 AM / by Andrea Arias

Today, Andrea talks about being a Project Support Intern in London with Synergy, a theatre project that opens up creative expression and opportunities for those who are part of the criminal justice system. As a theatre major herself, she shares how she keeps creative projects, such as filmmaking and playwriting, on track for Synergy and its participants.

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Posted in: London, England, Internships Abroad

Reflecting On My Identity and Countering American Stereotypes in London

Oct 27, 2021 10:07:00 AM / by Andrea Arias

How does one fit in when they already stand out? Andrea shares some examples of the differences in the US and UK. She also blogs about the memorable trips she's taken outside of London and adapting to the local environment.

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

Finding Latin American Community and Culture in London

Oct 14, 2021 9:20:00 AM / by Andrea Arias

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we're sharing a post from CAPA London blogger Andrea Arias, in which she reflects on her Latin American heritage and shares her journey of seeking a community in London. She also shares what she's noticed about diversity in London. Read more!

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad, Local Culture

Exploring London’s Culture During My First Week Abroad

Oct 5, 2021 10:03:00 AM / by Andrea Arias

With one week full of new and exciting experiences down in London, Andrea has a major piece of advice to share: don't take any moment for granted. Join her as she brings us up to speed on her journey so far and what she's looking forward to at her internship.

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

Meet Andrea Arias: Official CAPA London Blogger Fall 2021

Aug 27, 2021 2:17:00 PM / by Andrea Arias

Meet Andrea (Andy) Arias, an official CAPA blogger in London, England for Fall 2021:

University: James Madison University
Major: Theatre Concentrations: Theatre education and performance
Study Abroad Location: London, England
Internship or volunteer placement: Synergy

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited for my internship. I will have the opportunity to work on projects hands-on and take on roles which will allow me to be a part of a larger theatre-related creation, accomplished by prisoners, ex-prisoners, and others who are a part of the criminal justice system.

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Posted in: London, England


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