Irene Kanthan

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A Trip to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Sep 22, 2017 4:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Tylor is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Communication major at University of Arizona, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Tylor visits EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and learns about Ireland's history, culture, diaspora, and the potato famine.

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Thanks Tylor!

Tylor's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Cultural Insights, Activities Abroad

Loving Every Square Inch of the City

Sep 22, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hanna is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing, Finance, and International Business major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Hanna stumbles onto more of Sydney's natural and manmade escapes and sees what the city has to offer.

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Yes, it is that time of the week again folks.

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Let’s begin with this last weekend… The weather is getting better, so it was a perfect weekend to go to the beach. My friends and I were planning to go to Bondi Beach to tan, maybe swim a little, and hike. We grabbed some delicious food, and I was sure to bring my Frisbee with me.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Activities Abroad, Environment

My Visit to the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

Sep 21, 2017 4:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Sarah is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Fashion Retail and Merchandising major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Sarah tells us about her trip to the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, and shares the Chinese perspective of American history.

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Thanks Sarah!

Sarah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Cultural Insights

A Typical Day of My Study Abroad Life in Florence

Sep 21, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hayley is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication and Media major at Merrimack College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Hayley walks us through her day-to-day activities on her study abroad experience.

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It’s officially been ten days since I arrived in the city of Florence. During my ten first days I feel as if I have accomplished a lot. I’ve explored the city, memorized how to navigate around without getting lost, tried some of the best places to eat, and fought off a mean case of jet lag.

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Even though it’s only been a little over a week, I've began to notice a cycle in my day-to-day life. Establishing a schedule has been a very good tool to manage my busy days here in Florence. Because there is so much going on in the city, every day is filled with something new and exciting. But, I found that trying to maintain a schedule definitely helps manage getting the most out of my day.

Here’s a look at what a day in my life looks like living in Florence!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Academics Abroad, Food Abroad

CGCs: The Sharing Economy in Global Cities

Sep 21, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

Connecting Global Cities” is a monthly column written by Colin Speakman, Resident Director for CAPA Shanghai.

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A key aspect of Globalization is the ability to find the same products and services that we value at home in cities overseas. It is clear that such Global products and services have grown in presence whether we are thinking of the iconic iPhone or Starbucks Coffee or uber-style taxi booking. Yet they are not totally seamlessly usable in different countries.

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For example the iPhone that I wrote this article on in Shanghai is connected by ChinaUnicom to a China Apple Store where quite a few of the kind of apps I have readily installed in the USA or the UK are simply not available - indeed Apple have been in the news recently for removing a chunk of them at the request of the Chinese authorities.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Global Cities

An Inside Look at the Sydney Opera House

Sep 20, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Nicole is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & International Business major at Villanova University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Nicole takes us inside the Sydney Opera House for a quick tour of the iconic Australian landmark.

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Thanks Nicole!

Nicole's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Activities Abroad

Keep Your Eyes on the Coffee While You Walk Through the Greens

Sep 20, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Thaddeus is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, he is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Thaddeus gets to know London better as he walks through Hyde Park, tries new coffee shops, and observes the behavior of Londoners.

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London is an overwhelming city. There is always constant movement and it hard sometimes to take a moment to breathe and collect your thoughts on the experience you are having. I felt this, especially after this orientation week. With the semester now in full swing and within an entirely new culture, I needed to take a bit of a break away from the city.

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After taking a walk through Kensington on Thursday, I decided to take a walk through Hyde park as well, which I didn't realize is extremely vast, and could take hours to wander through it in its entirety. So I opted for a short hour walk. The park is a complete environmental switch from the city. It was extremely serene and everyone walking through the park seemed to very much take their time and enjoy the walk within the greens. And people looked at you!

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Posted in: London, England, Classes in London, Environment

A Homestay Tour in Florence

Sep 19, 2017 4:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Kristopher (also known as Kip) is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Finance major at University of Colorado - Boulder, he is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Kristopher tours us around his homestay apartment in Florence.

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Thanks Kip!

Kristopher's journey continues every Tuesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Accommodation Abroad

My First Impressions of Dublin

Sep 19, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Elizabeth is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Elizabeth discusses her first thoughts of Dublin and gets a feel for life and culture in the city.

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“Welcome to Dublin Ireland,” said the captain of my flight as we landed on the tarmac at 7:58 a.m. on September 11th. Although I only slept about 90 minutes on the plane, my adrenaline was soaring as I got off the plane. I was filled with excitement and disbelief that I was in Dublin.

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The driver pulled through the front gates of Griffith College and I felt like I was entering a castle. After completing a small sea of paperwork, we were able to find our rooms and meet our roommates. The first day consisted of exploring the campus and neighborhood. After passing a pop-up circus on our campus and unpacking our luggage we felt prepared to venture out into the surrounding area. Our first priority was coffee because of adjusting to the time zone and the jetlag was slowly starting to set in.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Arrival, First Thoughts

Greater Heights: My Flight to Florence

Sep 18, 2017 4:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Celess is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Administration major at Riverside City College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Celess faces a small hitch as she leaves the U.S., but enjoys the rest of her flight as she makes it safely to Florence.

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Thanks Celess!

Celess' journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Arrival, Airports

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