Rachel Shaw

Rachel Shaw (she/her) is a Communication Arts major from Hood College in Frederick, MD, and will be studying abroad on the CAPA Sydney program this semester. She is beyond enthusiastic to be in Sydney this fall 2022 and to experience life like she never has before. Through food, music, and culture, Rachel can’t wait to blog all that she learns about the world with you!

Recent Posts

Experiencing the Wonders of Fiji During My Midterm Break

Mar 30, 2023 10:15:00 AM / by Rachel Shaw

Rachel took a flight from Sydney to check out Fiji and what an adventure it was! She shares how she soaked up the local culture by living with a family in Fiji, participating in village customs, partaking in the cuisine, and enjoying all that nature has to offer there.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia

How To Order Coffee Like a Local in Australia

Jan 27, 2023 4:45:00 PM / by Rachel Shaw

Are you a coffee enthusiast wanting to blend in and order like a local? Rachel Shaw draws from her own barista experience and clues us in on the coffee culture in Australia. Check out her tips and recommendations on what to order!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Food Abroad

Glamping Overnight at Taronga Zoo in Sydney

Dec 16, 2022 9:15:00 AM / by Rachel Shaw

What is it like staying overnight at a zoo? Let Rachel tell you all about it! Several CEA CAPA students had the chance to enjoy a "Roar and Snore" experience at Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia

The Convenience of My Student Apartment in Sydney

Dec 1, 2022 4:00:00 PM / by Rachel Shaw

When you're waiting to know where you'll be living abroad...and it turns out great! Rachel Shaw gives us a quick tour of her student apartment and tells us more about its convenient location and what her favorite things have been so far living in Sydney.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia

Things I'm Glad I Packed to Study Abroad

Oct 21, 2022 9:45:00 AM / by Rachel Shaw

With a few weeks under her belt in Sydney, Rachel Shaw is in the best position to share how the things she packed have come in handy. She also lists the things she wish she brought with her abroad from the US. Get into this and check out her tips!

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

Meet Rachel Shaw: Official CAPA Sydney Blogger for Fall 2022

Sep 25, 2022 11:00:00 AM / by Rachel Shaw

Meet Rachel Shaw (she/her), an official CAPA Blogger in Sydney, Australia for Fall 2022.

University: Hood College
Major: Communication Arts
Study Abroad Location: Sydney, Australia

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited to see a part of the world that many never get to. I’ve never lived in another country for a considerable amount of time so I’m looking forward to experiencing something completely out of my comfort zone. I’m excited to put myself in unfamiliar places and learn more about the world, and in turn, more about myself.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia


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