Kara Davis

Kara Davis is a senior studying Sustainability at Arizona State University and is spending her final semester of university in Sydney! She will be blogging about her experience all of Spring 2019, so stay tuned!

Recent Posts

A Student's Guide to Parks and Gardens Near CAPA Sydney

Mar 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Kara Davis

In this week's post, Kara shares the antidote to a busy lifestyle by listing 5 parks and gardens you can visit all within a range of a 1-minute walk to a 30-minute bus ride from CAPA Sydney! Whether you're looking for an escape to walk the trails, sit and relax, or a change of scenery as you finish up some homework, Kara's suggestions are a great starting point for you.

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Posted in: International Education, Sydney, Australia

Everything You Need to Know about the CAPA Blue Mountains Excursion

Feb 27, 2019 12:01:00 PM / by Kara Davis

In this week's post, Kara heads to Blue Mountains National Park on a CAPA excursion and gets a firsthand experience with the Australian wildlife and natural mountain and valley formations. This getaway from Sydney included hiking on a trail, passing through a rainforest, overlooking the famous Three Sisters rock formations, and interacting with animals. Read on for more details (and photos) from this day trip!

This February, CAPA Sydney embarked on our second official excursion to Blue Mountains National Park. On our way, we also made a short stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park and the town of Katoomba. Read on if you’d like to hear about our fun day out and see some pictures of cute animals and the beautiful Blue Mountains!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

An Overview of the Housing Options with CAPA Sydney

Feb 14, 2019 10:43:00 AM / by Kara Davis

In this week's post, Kara writes about the student accommodation options for those looking to study abroad in Sydney. She contrasts the features of Urbanest Apartments and Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments and outlines what you can expect as a CAPA student. Want a look inside? Kara's got you covered! 

In my last post, I briefly discussed my experience living at the Urbanest student accommodation and commuting to my internship. CAPA’s accommodation can differ from term to term, but this semester some CAPA students also live at Urbanest like myself, while others reside at the nearby Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments or in a private homestay. Read on if you’d like to learn about fellow a CAPA student’s experience living at Oaks Goldsbrough and commuting to her internship.

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

Student Living and Commuting with a CAPA Sydney Internship

Jan 25, 2019 10:28:00 AM / by Kara Davis

In this week's post, Kara talks to us about her student apartment, its amenities, and its central proximity to stores and restaurants, as well as her commute to classes and her internship. As she chronicles her time abroad, go through this photo tour to see where she'll be living this semester. 

It’s hard to believe, but it has been nearly a full week since I arrived in Sydney and moved into my apartment. Located less than a quarter-mile (350 meters) from the CAPA Sydney center, my apartment Urbanest provides a range of accommodations for university students. While the majority of CAPA students also live at Urbanest, others either reside at the nearby Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments or a private homestay. Read on if you’d like to learn about my experience so far living at Urbanest and commuting to my internship.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

Study Abroad Checklist: 9 Steps to Prepare for a Semester Abroad in Sydney

Jan 17, 2019 12:12:00 PM / by Kara Davis

Sooner is better than later when it comes to getting ready for your study abroad semester. In her first post, Kara takes us through a step-by-step guide on how to prepare and have a seamless pre-departure experience before you get on your flight to your global city. Spoiler alert: this list will let you know the 9 things you must  absolutely do to get everything sorted—from passports to courses to insurance and medications!

Planning to study abroad in Australia next semester but don’t know where to start? Read on for 9 things you can do right now to get started.

(Note: Although the following content is tailored to the CAPA Sydney program, the basics can still be applied when studying abroad in other locations or with a different institution.)

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

Meet Kara Davis: Official CAPA Sydney Blogger Spring 2019

Jan 4, 2019 4:28:00 PM / by Kara Davis

Meet Kara Davis, an official CAPA Blogger in Sydney, Australia for Spring 2019:

University: Arizona State University
Major: B.S. in Sustainability; Business and Landscape Studies Minors
Study abroad location: Sydney, Australia
Internship or volunteer placementEMM Consulting

 

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia

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