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Meet the Spring 2019 CAPA Ambassadors

Feb 8, 2019 11:45:20 AM / 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 the current Spring 2019 ambassadors and follow their stories on the CAPA World blog, linked below.

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Posted in: CAPA Alumni

The Ultimate Day Trip From Dublin for A Student on a Budget

Jan 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, Molly talks about her favorite bus trip that she took while studying abroad in Dublin!

Towards the end of the semester, with my budget growing thin, I realized that I had a weekend free with no plans! My friend and I began looking at short day trips that were relatively easy to get to on a bus or the trains. In our search, we came across one of the bus tour companies that operate around Ireland. They have tours that go to most of the major sites on the island and their tours range from half-day trips to trips that last a few days!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture

Why Everyone Should Experience Being an Outsider in a Foreign Country

Dec 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, Brandon talks about some of his memories of his first day in Dublin and how he benefitted from being an outsider in a foreign country.

My time abroad in Dublin was one of the greatest experiences I have had in my life. There are so many stories that I could tell, from traveling Europe with friends to my amazing internship at Food Cloud. However, if I was to tell them all, this blog post would span an entire book, so I have to be choosy. I have decided to dedicate this gust post to the memory of my first day in Ireland. As a previous CAPA blogger, I have described the general events of my first day, so if you want more broad information please go to my archived blog posts!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Study Abroad, Why Study Abroad

Top 5 Highlights of Studying Abroad in Sydney

Dec 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Jordan talks about some of her favorite things about studying abroad in Sydney.

In Sydney, I worked 20 hours a week while also taking 9 credits. Although our schedules were busy, finding time to explore the city was essential. Some things that really stood out to my classmates and I about Sydney were the amazing healthy food options, beautiful beaches, the Blue Mountains, Luna Park, the Sydney Opera House during Vivid, and so much more!

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

Q&A with CAPA Florence alum CeDrice Howard

Dec 17, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna CeDrice answers 10 questions about her experience studying abroad in Florence and her time so far as a CAPA Ambassador!

CAPA World: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where did you study abroad and from which home institution? What is your major?
CeDrice Howard:  I’m a third year Physician Assistant student at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. This past summer, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy for about three weeks. I enjoy working out, being with my friends, and watching TV.
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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Florence Interviews, CAPA Ambassadors, Interviews, CAPA Alumni

A Day in the Life of a CAPA London Intern

Dec 14, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Savannah Bernard walks us through a day in her life as a study abroad student and intern in London!

I was so fortunate to be able to not only take classes abroad through my CAPA program but also try my hand at a real job through my internship. I am a Journalism major specializing in Strategic Communications at the University of Missouri – Columbia, and I got to test out my skills in the real world. I worked as a public relations and political relations intern at one of London’s leading media agencies, PLMR. I worked around 20 hours a week along with my normal class schedule.

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

An Unforgettable Entertainment Marketing Internship with Sydney's Ticketek

Nov 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, Kaitlin shares her experience interning abroad for an entertainment company in Sydney and some key takeaways from her internship.

When I think about my time studying abroad in Sydney, Australia, my mind immediately wanders to one thing: my unbelievable internship. Of course, I had an incredible time wandering through the beautiful global city, the Sydney Harbor, the beaches, the mountains, and the various popular destinations, but my internship truly changed my experience abroad. In Sydney, I was an Entertainment and Sport Marketing intern for Ticketek, the largest ticketing and live entertainment provider in Australia and New Zealand. To give you a little background, my dream is to work in the entertainment industry later in life, and this internship was my first opportunity to get my foot in the door! So basically, it was an extremely big deal for me, and I could not have been more excited when I received my placement with Ticketek! 

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships in Sydney, Internships Abroad

Q&A with CAPA Florence alum Lindsey Feamster

Nov 16, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, Lindsey answers 10 questions about her experience studying abroad in Florence and her time so far as a CAPA Ambassador!

CAPA World: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where did you study abroad and from which home institution? What is your major?
Lindsey Feamster: My name is Lindsey Feamster and I’m a junior at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.  I’m a theatre performance major with a minor in sociology and this past summer I had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy for a month. 
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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Florence Interviews, CAPA Ambassadors, Interviews, CAPA Alumni

From Dublin to Howth: My Favorite Study Abroad Day Trip

Nov 14, 2018 11:05:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, Grace talks about her favorite day trip that she took during her summer abroad in Dublin.

Of all the day trips I took while studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland, my trip to the town of Howth during the first weekend of the program was by far my favorite. Howth is a quaint fishing town located just a quick forty-five minute train ride north of the Dublin city center. One of my CAPA professors had suggested this spot as a must-see of Dublin because it offers a little taste of everything, including shops, restaurants, the beach, a cliff walk, a castle, and my favorite, fish and chips. 

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Day Trip, Study Abroad, Travel

Finding Peace with Nature During My Semester in China

Nov 12, 2018 11:45:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, Nicole talks about her experience visiting Guilin, a city in central China, and how this trip led her to connect with nature.

It wasn’t until the trip to Guilin that I realized my love for nature and how happy I was to be in China. Known for its unique landscape of limestone karst hills, Guilin is a city of world renown natural beauty. 

The Guilin trip, organized by East China Normal University, invited all international students to explore the beautiful scenery of the Guangxi Zhuang region. After a nine-hour ride in the bullet train, we started our adventure. We visited the Elephant Trunk, the Longji Terrace, Xingping Town, the Lijiang River, but my favorite place was the Gudong Waterfall.

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Posted in: Weekend Trip, Shanghai, China, Nature, Cultural Immersion

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