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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.

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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, Top 10

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!

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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. 

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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.

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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

Why Changing My Daily Routine to Study Abroad was Worth It

Jul 26, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Regan Charie

CAPA_MaitaAnkrum_London_Headshot.pngMaita is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Kinesiology major at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Maita discusses what her study abroad experience taught her about routines.

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If the rest of the population is anything like me, I can make the generalization in saying that humans look forward to being in a routine. Routine, in my opinion, makes life simpler. Once today starts to consistently look like yesterday, and yesterday always looks like tomorrow, after some time, each day will consist of going through the same motions.

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Imagine a life with no surprises, no adaptations and no changes; would that make it any easier? A quote from John Porter says, “People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing.” Maybe, according to Porter, the reason that falling out of a routine often times seems challenging is due to the fact that change never seems to come at the right time.

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Posted in: London, England

10 Interesting Facts About Buenos Aires

Jul 25, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

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

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1. Average Temperature

The average temperature in Buenos Aires is 60 degrees Fahrenheit year round.  In the winter months (June- August) the average temperature is just over 50 degrees, and in the summer (December- February) it is just over 80 degrees with high humidity. Be sure to pack shorts and bathing suits!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Top 10

My Fascinating Trip to Christiania in Copenhagen

Jul 24, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

CAPA_CatGloria_Dublin_Headshot.pngCat Gloria is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Journalism major at the University of Florida, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Cat discusses a visit she had to a unique part of Denmark. 

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I travelled to Copenhagen for a few days only to discover a completely different world within the city. It’s a free state called Christiania.

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I was walking on the cobblestone sidewalks of Copenhagen when I came to a long archway that read “Welcome to Christiania.” I walked in and to my left was a painted mural on a wooden wall, to my right was untouched lush greenery. Walking further, it felt like I entered a new world, an eerie one.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland

How to be a Flâneur in your Global City

Jul 19, 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 one of her classes, and an important lesson she learned from the professor of her Global CIties class. 

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I have learned so much through the CAPA classes. I am currently in the Global Cities class, which consists of our professor Darren Kelly taking us on tours throughout Dublin and teaching us more about the Irish culture. What’s more, however, is that he is teaching us how to critically look at a city. By observing nuanced differences between buildings and neighborhoods, we can unpiece the history of any city. He has also taught us to be a flâneur. A flâneur is a wanderer. They stroll through the streets, going nowhere in particular. They look up and notice every single one of their surroundings. They take in everything they see. They don’t have a schedule or anywhere to be. They are purely living.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland

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