Elizabeth Westermeyer

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Westermeyer is a student at Providence College studying business management and biology. She is studying and interning abroad with CAPA Sydney, and will be blogging for CAPA during her Spring 2019 semester!

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Let’s Talk Money: 3 Tips for Budgeting During a Semester in Sydney

Jun 18, 2019 10:32:00 AM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

If you want to study abroad but are worried on how to get your finances in shape, then this post is for you. Lizzy shares three principles she followed before and during her experience abroad. She also tells us why budgeting is good preparation for life in the real world!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Scholarships & Financing

Why Choose CAPA For a Semester Abroad?

May 21, 2019 11:33:00 AM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

Getting the best out of a study abroad experience is important to many. In this week's post, Lizzy lists 5 reasons to study abroad with CAPA, including how to feel supported when you're thousands of miles away from home. She also shares what's included in the program costs, such as excursions and day trips, as well as internship offerings. Whatever your personal or professional goals are for studying abroad, you'll have the chance to find the best way to accommodate and pursue them!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

Phone Eats First: A Semester’s Worth of Sydney Eats in Photos

Apr 26, 2019 10:36:00 AM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

Feast on a variety of global and local dishes from Sydney. We're talking everything from burgers to vegetarian-friendly options to desserts...and more! Get ready to salivate as you take a peek inside this comprehensive food guide put together by Lizzy as a result of her semester abroad. 

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Food Abroad

From Music to Melbourne: How Studying Abroad in Australia Stimulates the Senses

Apr 3, 2019 1:00:00 PM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

In this week's post, Lizzy takes us through the vibrant activities you'll be sure to come across in Australia. From attending Rolling Loud and Ultra Music Festival in Sydney to viewing street art and cafe-hopping in Melbourne, get a glimpse of how you can get lost and also feel right at home at the same time. Check out more of Lizzy's highlights and photos in this post!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

Senior Year in Sydney: An Interview with a CAPA Student

Mar 8, 2019 12:11:00 PM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

After writing about her own study abroad experiences over the last few weeks, Lizzy interviews fellow CAPA student Callie Schapekahm to get a different take on studying and interning in Sydney. Check out why Callie chose Australia, how she juggles her academics and internship, and the one thing you must absolutely do while in Sydney!

In this interview with a fellow CAPA student you get to meet Callie Schapekahm, a senior at University of Minnesota Crookston!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

Learning Beyond the Classroom With CAPA Internships & Field Trips

Feb 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

In this week's post, Lizzy talks about what it's like to intern at the Leukaemia Foundation in Sydney and the lessons she's picking up along the way. Follow along as she takes us through her day and what she's been doing for the foundation's World's Greatest Shave campaign. In addition to getting real world experience, Lizzy points out how beneficial field trips and Globally Networked Learning are to acquainting yourself locally and communicating globally. Check out the professional tips and advice she has for aspiring students!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships Abroad

Urban(est) Living: Housing in Sydney to the CAPA Center & More

Feb 18, 2019 11:20:00 AM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

In this week's post, Lizzy tells all about apartment living, activities abroad, and CAPA life in Sydney. She also lists places within the area you can spend your time at, as well as the kind of amenities Urbanest has. Find out what you can do and more when you study abroad in Sydney!

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

How to Make A Semester Abroad Possible When Living With a Chronic Illness

Jan 22, 2019 10:09:00 AM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

In her first post, Lizzy opens up about her reasons for studying abroad and the steps she took to make it possible to accommodate her cystic fibrosis. She did her research and prepared ahead of time to be an informed traveler and find solutions that worked best for her medically. Read on to see how Lizzy traveled all the way to Sydney without a hitch!

On my list of requirements for potential colleges, amongst many others like having a smaller-sized student body and a drivable distance to home, it was a must to have the option of study abroad. One of the reasons I chose Providence College was because they offered the help and resources to make this dream of mine come true. I knew I wanted to travel to somewhere warm with easy access to the water and that was English-speaking, so Australia was the move! CAPA’s tolerating team based in Boston has answered every single of my silly questions and has made it so that when I arrive I know I will have the support system I need, from academics to doctors. They also give the opportunity to complete an internship which was important to me, as I hope to not only grow personally and as a student but in the professional setting in a foreign country.

The availability of modern healthcare and the ability to communicate how I am feeling without a language barrier is crucial for me because I have a chronic illness called cystic fibrosis. Making studying abroad in Australia become a reality is a personal achievement of mine because not only did I have to keep up academically, but I had to make sure to keep up with my health regimen to be able to stay healthy while I’m across the world.

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

Meet Elizabeth Westermeyer: Official CAPA Sydney Blogger Spring 2019

Jan 4, 2019 4:27:00 PM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

Meet Lizzy Westermeyer, an official CAPA Blogger in Sydney, Australia for Spring 2019:

University: Providence College
Major: Business Management, Biology Minor
Study abroad location: Sydney, Australia
Internship or volunteer placement: Leukemia Foundation

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia


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