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Meet the Fall 2019 CAPA Ambassadors

Oct 4, 2019 12:15:00 PM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

After returning from their own international programs, CAPA ambassadors take part in a semester-long leadership role to share their study abroad knowledge with other students on their home campus. These alumni play an important role in building support for study abroad among the general student population while also engaging with students considering a CAPA program in the near future! Meet several of the current Fall 2019 ambassadors and follow their stories on the CAPA World blog, linked below.

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Posted in: CAPA Alumni

From Start to Finish: a Semester Internship in Dublin with Olytico

Aug 24, 2019 10:44:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

CAPA alumnus Taylor O'Neil shares the top 5 highlights of her internship from start to finish and everything in between. She takes us through the steps she took to make this one of the best experiences during her time abroad. All the preparation beforehand was worth it! Take a look at Taylor's story and see how she benefited from interning with Olytico in Dublin.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad

4 Reasons Why I Recommend CAPA Dublin

May 23, 2019 10:38:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, Grace talks about her favorite aspects of the CAPA Dublin program, along with the city of Dublin as a whole, and why you should consider CAPA Dublin during your study abroad program search.

Sometimes one of the most difficult aspects of studying abroad is first finding the right program. Although every individual considers different factors and preferences when deciding which program would them best, here’s a few CAPA Dublin benefits that might help you declare Dublin as your destination!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Why Study Abroad

Flashbacks from an Unforgettable Summer Abroad in London

May 10, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Alexandra Zurbrick flashes back to London during a rainy day at her home campus in Oswego, NY. She reminisces about the magic of unpredictable weather, the simultaneous noise and quiet of the city of London, and uses her senses to show that a study abroad experience is one that will never truly leave you. 

I’m sitting outside waiting for a bus back to my house in Oswego, New York. I can only hear the  buzzing of the outdoor lights that are already shining at 4:30pm. I’m bundled up in my fuzzy  scarf, but I know my nose is turning a dull red. Students quietly p ass lugging their backpacks  with them. Campus is quiet, I am quiet. The cloudy sky makes me smirk.

At the touch of a raindrop,  I know where I would rather be.

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Posted in: London, England, Study Abroad, Internships Abroad, Internships in London

A Student's Guide to the Best of Studying Abroad Sydney

May 3, 2019 8:26:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Alexandra Crowe shares her tips of things to do and places to go based on her own Study Abroad Bucket List for Sydney. She also shares some highlights from her weekend travels - so read along and get excited for a summer or semester studying in Sydney, Australia!

During the Spring 2018 semester, I had the incredible opportunity to study abroad in Sydney, Australia with CAPA. This experience was life changing for me and I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to go. Now, I’m sure you have all read and heard all about how study abroad was life-changing and incredible and that everyone recommends it but I know some of you are also probably on the fence about it. I’m going to tell you about the weekend trips I had the opportunity to take while studying abroad. These trips were incredible because they offered me the opportunity to not only explore Sydney and it’s surrounding towns but also other parts of Australia.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, CAPA Ambassadors, Day Trip

One Year Later: An Honest Reflection of a Semester in Buenos Aires

Apr 4, 2019 10:34:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Claire Shrader reflects on her semester abroad in Buenos Aires now that it's been almost a full year since her return.

A year has passed since I arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It seems like I was just there, and yet simultaneously as if it’s been ten years since someone said to me, “Che, querés un mate?” (Dude, want some mate?)

Ever since I was a sophomore in high school, I dreamed of studying abroad in the Buenos Aires I had fallen in love with on two short term trips. I wanted to see if it still felt like home after four months.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

How Studying Abroad in Florence Helped Me Grow as a Person

Mar 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Nicole talks about how her study abroad semester in Florence helped her step outside her comfort zone, become more independent, and shape her future career path.

I studied abroad in Florence, Italy during Spring Semester of 2018 and I can easily say this experience helped me grow as a person. Before I left to study abroad, my professors had told me that it would change my outlook on life, but I wasn’t sure how traveling could have that much of an impact on me. After spending three and a half months living in Italy, and traveling around European countries, I now understand why my professors told me that it would change me for the better and help me grow.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, CAPA Ambassadors, Why Study Abroad

From Suburbia to a Global City - How Study Abroad Opened My World

Mar 28, 2019 10:53:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Julia Schroder reflects on her summer interning in Barcelona. From adjusting to a city after living in a very suburban neighborhood, to exploring the multiculturalism of the city and making connections through her internship, Julia reflects on how studying abroad in Barcelona shifted her mindset.

I am a native Arizonan, born and raised in the Phoenix area. I come from desert suburbia – a place where everyone has a swimming pool in their backyard and we have so much land we don’t even know what to do with it. We drive on wide streets with six lanes, and we never walk anywhere.

In Arizona – such a young place – it is easy to forget that most places aren’t designed like that. When I arrived in Barcelona last summer, the first thing that I noticed were the narrow streets and the old buildings. One of my favorite things to do was walk around the city and take it all in. If I wasn’t in a rush, I would head to my destination on foot. It never took me more than an hour to cross from one side of the city to the other.

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Posted in: International Education, Barcelona, Spain

5 Things You Must Do When Studying Abroad in Sydney, Australia

Mar 19, 2019 10:01:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Lilly shares 5 things you must do when you study abroad in Sydney!

Last spring, I studied and interned in Sydney, Australia with CAPA. It was the best experience and I created so many amazing memories. While there, I got to become a local and explore every inch of Sydney. I wanted to share five places and experiences that I enjoyed the most and highly recommend to anyone spending time in Sydney.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Study Abroad, CAPA Ambassadors, Activities Abroad, Must Do

My Unexpected Takeaways From a Semester in Shanghai 

Mar 16, 2019 10:51:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

Studying abroad means positioning yourself to receive the best, yet sometimes unexpected experiences. In this post, Jennifer Conner talks about observing the Chinese culture firsthand, interning at an English language school, and building long-lasting relationships with her friends.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Why Study Abroad

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