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Makenna Sturgeon

Makenna Sturgeon (she/her/hers) is a Journalism major from University of Colorado Boulder and will be studying Political Science in London this upcoming semester. She is curious about a new life away from her home and can't wait to fall in love with this experience. While studying, she strives to explore new parts of the city, gain a better understanding of what everyday life is like in London, and visit new countries when she can. See what awaits her in London and more!

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10 Expert Tips For Those Studying Abroad in London Next Term

Dec 21, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Makenna Sturgeon

Fresh off the heels from studying abroad, Makenna reflects and details 10 lessons that have molded her experience. Let these tips be a stepping stone for you to have a fantastic semester in London!

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Posted in: London, England, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Why I'm Glad I Studied Abroad in the Fall

Dec 13, 2019 9:26:00 AM / by Makenna Sturgeon

In this week's blog post, London blogger Makenna shares some of her favorite aspects of studying abroad in the fall-- such as seeing the changing of the seasons and exploring holiday displays around the city.

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Posted in: London, England, Why Study Abroad

How The 'Field Study' Aspect of CAPA Academics Enrich My Study Abroad Experience

Dec 2, 2019 9:08:00 AM / by Makenna Sturgeon

Curious about what CAPA London courses are like? In this blog, Makenna shares a few ways her courses have brought her out of the classroom and into the global city of London-- from the Tate Modern to Brick Lane in East London.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

Why I Love Thrifting in London

Nov 21, 2019 9:19:00 AM / by Makenna Sturgeon

If you love to shop and you're on a budget, London blogger Makenna recommends checking out the city's impressive thrift shop scene. Read more to find out some of her favorite shops for vintage treasures in London!

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

5 Tips for Graduating Seniors Applying For Jobs While Studying Abroad

Nov 8, 2019 9:07:00 AM / by Makenna Sturgeon

Applying to post-grad jobs can be quite stressful, especially if you're overseas. Check out Makenna's helpful advice for job hunting while studying abroad as a second semester senior.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

5 CAPA Students Share How They Live in London on a Budget

Oct 28, 2019 9:23:00 AM / by Makenna Sturgeon

Budgeting can be difficult, especially when you are in a new city that’s full of exciting restaurants, cafes, and markets you’ve never been to. Check out the different methods 5 CAPA London students use to manage their finances to make the most of their time abroad.

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Posted in: London, England, Scholarships & Financing

Why I'm Glad I Traveled to Paris with CAPA London Students

Oct 17, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by Makenna Sturgeon

Makenna has the opportunity to go on an optional trip to Paris with other CAPA London students, where she breaks out of her comfort zone and bonds with the CAPA community in the culture-filled city she has always dreamed of visiting.

Read more about the highlights of the Paris excursion, from a visit to the Luxembourg gardens to a boat ride down the River Seine.

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Posted in: London, England, Why Study Abroad

Experiencing Two Sides of History at Stonehenge & Bath, UK

Oct 1, 2019 9:52:15 AM / by Makenna Sturgeon

Makenna takes advantage of the CAPA excursion to Stonehenge and Bath that's included in our London Program and shares with you how the experience gave her the opportunity to compare two very different types of historic landmarks!

There’s something new to do in London every weekend, but studying abroad means there are chances to see places outside of the city too. CAPA offers a range of excursions and My Global City events that take place inside and out of London. I’ve found that taking advantage of these are a great way to explore and stay within the constraints of a budget. 

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

How to Feel at Home While Studying Abroad in London

Sep 12, 2019 11:35:00 AM / by Makenna Sturgeon

How do you find a sense of community and belongingness in a bustling city? Makenna writes about why she chose to study abroad in London and how she's carved out a "me place" to spend some alone time in her neighborhood. Read on and find out tips on how to bask in both the busyness and stillness of London.

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

Meet Makenna Sturgeon: Official CAPA London Blogger Fall 2019

Aug 17, 2019 3:30:00 PM / by Makenna Sturgeon

Meet Makenna Sturgeon, an official CAPA blogger in London, England for Fall 2019:

University: University of Colorado Boulder
Major: Journalism
Study Abroad Location: London, England
Internship or volunteer placement: N/A

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I’m excited to be introduced to new cultures and a new way of life. I’m really interested in wellness trends, and have found that Europe follows those trends much more differently than the United States does. I’m looking forward to trying new, healthy foods made with different ingredients and talking to people who actually live there about what they do to stay comfortable during their day-to-day life. I’m also really excited to travel because it’s so much easier to travel to different countries over there.

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Posted in: London, England


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