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Top 10 Travel Blogs You Should Read

Sep 19, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Regan Charie

Before you go abroad abroad it’s great to read up on travel stories from where you’ll be heading. It may highlight the best restaurants or museums, but in general, blogs providde great insight into a culture. There are thousands of travel blogs online, sp we’ve narrowed it down to the top ten you help you learn valuable information about new countries before you arrive.

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1. The Blond Abroad

Kiersten, like many other travel bloggers, left her high paying job to chase her dreams. She now travels around the world posting blogs and videos to her site, providing travel advice and consultation to people all around the globe. Her photography is fantastic, and she has been to some incredible locations.

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Posted in: Travel, Top 10

10 Interesting Facts about Florence

Sep 12, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Regan Charie

Before you travel to this charming Italian town, we’re here to inform you of a few interesting facts about one of our great global cities- Florence!

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1. Navigation

Out of all the cities in Europe, Florence became the first with paved streets in 1939.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Top 10

10 Interesting Facts about Sydney

Sep 5, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Regan Charie

Before you travel to the capital of Australia, we’re here to inform you of a few interesting facts about one of our great global cities!

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1. Population

The population of Sydney is just over 5 million people! The median age of these Sydney-siders is 36 years of age.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Top 10

10 Things That Will Remind You of Your Trips Abroad

Aug 29, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

Picture this: you’ve just come back from you’re trip abroad and you have so many great stories to tell. You visited some incredible sites, ate delicious food, and made friends from all around the world. But no matter how hard you try, with time, holding on to these memories will become more and more difficult. Because we'd never want you to forget a second of your time abroad, here's a list of things you can do to preserve and cherish your memories!

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1. Buy similar mementos from each city you visit

When you’re traveling, one of the best places to buy small trinkets is from vendors on the street. These gifts will be cheaper and perhaps more relevant to the city than items you’d find in larger shops. In each place you visit, it might be a good idea to buy a fridge magnet, a snow-globe, or something similar in order to remember each place you've been. After a few cities, your collection will start to grow and you’ll have memories from all over the world.

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Posted in: Life After Study Abroad, Top 10

4 Places to Run or Walk in London

Aug 22, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

Running or walking around a city is a fantastic and free way to see the sights. With a little research done before you head out and a good sense of direction (or a GPS), you’ll be able to master a self-guided tour. London is one of many cities around the world with great places to run or walk, but lucky for you, we’ve figured out the best routes that not only to pass by some historic landmarks, but are a great way to get some exercise as well.

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1. The Thames

There really isn’t a better place to run in London than on the River Thames. One of London’s most well known features, the river runs through the heart of the city and is located near many world-renown landmarks. Whether you want to go on a serious run or see landmarks such as the London Eye or Big Ben, the banks of the Thames are a great place to not only workout, but also see the city.

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Posted in: London, England, Health Abroad

Popular Dishes from Each CAPA Global City

Aug 15, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

There isn't much better than trying food from all around the world. At CAPA, our Global Cities Program offers study abroad and internship programs in six of the worlds' major cities. Each city has a massive amount of unique dishes comprised of many flavors. Here's just a taste of each city’s style of food. How many of these foods have you tried before?

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1. Buenos Aires- Asado

Although it might seem generic, the national dish of Argentina is a must try! An asado, essentially a giant barbecue, is a mix of meats that are grilled to perfection. The meat may include pork, beef, sausages, and much more, all topped with a variety of spices and special sauces.

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Posted in: Food Abroad, Top 10

Why Staying in Shape Abroad has More Benefits than You May Think

Aug 2, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

While you’re abroad you’ll be busy studying, eating, traveling and much, much more. While you are caught up in all the excitement of your new location, you may forget about the importance of exercising and staying in shape. Even though you may think running or biking (or any other exercise you may chose) will take time out of your day, there are plenty of ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine, especially in the early stages of your travels.


One of the best things you can do when you arrive in your new city is run or bike. You’ll be able to do two things at once by learning about where you’ll be living while also burning off the delicious food you ate the night before. You may run past a café that you want to try, or you may get to meet some locals to run with! Either way, it’s a win-win situation. Make sure to not get lost, and also speak to your advisors to see which areas are better to run in than others.

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Posted in: Practical Study Abroad Advice, Health Abroad, Activities Abroad

10 Interesting Facts About Shanghai

Aug 1, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

Before you travel to this bustling metropolis of China, we’re here to inform you of a few interesting facts about one of our great global cities- Shanghai!

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1. City name

The direct meaning for Shanghai is “Above/Upon the Sea,” which alludes to the city’s location along the Yangtze River Delta near the South China Sea.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Why Study Abroad

5 Tips for Using Public Transportation in Any City

Jul 27, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

Sometimes when you're headed to a new city, you're so excited to get there that you forget to figure how to get around town. It can be challenging to find the most time effective method of getting from one place to another without breaking your bank. We've compiled five tips that will  help you figure out the best way to use public transportation and discover your new city!


1. Do your research

Often times the internet is a great resource to figure out where you are going, and whether you’ll have to take a bus, train, subway, or taxi to get to your destination. Google Maps has recently added transit mode to their app, which makes it really easy to get around any major city. Try and do some research about bus and subway routes before arriving in your new city.

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Posted in: Top 10, Transportation

My Global Education Events: Sites That a Dublin Local Would Visit

Jul 26, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

CAPA_MadelineMessina_Dublin_Headshot.pngMadeline Messina is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. An Advertising major and a French and Francophone Studies minor at the University of Florida, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post Madeline describes how CAPA staff helped her explore some of the more hidden parts of Dublin. 


The lovely staff at CAPA made a list of My Global Education events that are suggested to go to so that we make the most of our study abroad experience. These activities have enriched my experience here and I am so glad to have been given such an extensive list so that I can explore as much as I can! Here is a list of some of my favorite My Global Education events.


1. George’s Street Arcade

The George’s Street Arcade, for starters, is a beautiful piece of Victorian-era architecture. It houses several cute pop-up shops that sell unique clothing, Irish souvenirs, music records, and more. It’s a charming place to spend an afternoon shopping or even just to grab a coffee and a pastry from Lolly and Cooks.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Cultural Insights


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