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My Top 10 Pivotal Moments from Studying Abroad in London

Oct 18, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Ryan Crotty

In her last post, Ryan outlines her top 10 takeaways from studying abroad in London and how they formed pivotal moments during her experience.

Thinking back to my study abroad experience in London, it would not have been complete without my internship at emc3, my favorite class, and all the time spent in the city. Here are my top 10 takeaways from this studying abroad in London.

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Posted in: London, England, Study Abroad, Top 10, Personal Learning, Reflection

10 Steps to Creating Quality Blog Content

Oct 11, 2018 2:30:00 PM / by Ryan Crotty

In today's post, Ryan lists the top 10 tips to keep in mind and put into action when it comes to creating quality blog content and documenting your journey and experience abroad.

I can’t believe how lovely my summer semester was! It’s been a true whirlwind of experiences, and I could not be more thankful! I feel so grateful that I have been able to document this experience through blogging for CAPA, so that I can look back on all the great opportunities and times I have had in this program! This blog has been extremely beneficial in my travel by keeping track of all the things I have done while in London.

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Posted in: London, England, Study Abroad, Top 10, Tips, Photography

A London Internship with emc3 in the Events and Experience Industry

Oct 4, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Ryan Crotty

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Ryan is an official CAPA blogger, sharing her story on CAPA World. A Graphic Design major at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London.

In today's post, Ryan talks about what her overall internship experience was like with emc3, a company specializing in events and experience, as well as the duties she carried out and how she found her place there.

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While studying abroad in London for the summer, I have also had the wonderful opportunity to participate in an internship as well! Throughout the past weeks, I interned with emc3. emc3 is in the events industry and they work hard each day in areas of talent, design, marketing, and events. Their incredible work is what truly makes them “Experience Architects.” I have learned so much from the wonderful atmosphere they have at emc3. Everyone has been so kind and welcoming, and the office environment makes interning feel creative and new.

Inside the emc3 Office

The office is very modern and stunning to work in; with big windows and large workspaces it feels so open and inviting. The walls are a classic white with some pops of bright colors. There is always coffee available and a gorgeous table in the center where we all meet for lunch to catch up on how the day is going. I love the community they create in the office, and how they use color to evoke positivity in the design of the office space! I just can’t say enough how fantastic emc3 is!

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Posted in: London, England, Internships Abroad

Post-War British Pop Culture: Hipsters, Mods, and Punks

Aug 27, 2018 3:30:00 PM / by Ryan Crotty

Ryan Crotty

Ryan is an official CAPA blogger, sharing her story on CAPA World. A Graphic Design major at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London.

In today's post, Ryan writes about her favorite class, what she has learned about the subcultures in London, and the field trips they have gone on to bring their course material to life.

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In this summer program, I am taking Post-War British Pop Culture through CAPA. This class is my favorite I have ever taken. It is upbeat, vibrant, and extremely interesting. My professor is passionate about the topics and it has made all the difference! We also have a great balance of in and out of class experience, which helps to create a positive atmosphere and excitement. So far we have learned about 3 main sub-cultures: Hipsters, Mods, and Punks, and we have also visited some of the sites that they claimed as their territory.

Small House Structures

Hipsters are one of the first subcultures we discussed in class. They are often young people who have a fond admiration for vintage things. Hipsters are also often said to be interested in fair trade coffee and new trendy spaces. They love combining modern elements with traditional elements in terms of décor and style. They often take old buildings and convert them into new Instagram-worthy places.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

My Global City: The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

Aug 14, 2018 3:30:00 PM / by Ryan Crotty

Ryan Crotty

Ryan is an official CAPA blogger, sharing her story on CAPA World. A Graphic Design major at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London.

In today's post, Ryan attends The Beatles Magic Mystery Tour as part of CAPA London's My Global City event for the semester and gets to know more about the city along the way.

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In the second week upon my arriving, I participated in a My Global City event with CAPA London! This event was the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. I had heard that the tour was a wonderful way to experience the area of Camden and to celebrate and step in the path of the Beatles. I was so excited to go on this tour because I feel that the My Global City events help to create an immense amount of connection with the city that you live in. I think it is important because they help students to understand where they live and how they can get around, and what to explore. They also help to meet other students in the program and provide many other great opportunities! I couldn’t wait to try out one for myself!

Posing Like The Beatles on the Famous CrosswalkPosing on the famous crosswalk!

I headed out to Tottenham Court Station, to meet the group for the walking tour! The day started off with a great deal of sunshine and a small breeze. It was perfect weather for walking! The plan was to visit important sights where John, Paul, George, and Ringo had been in London. We also were going to go to Abbey Road to see where this major band created a historical mark.

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Posted in: London, England, Activities Abroad, My Global City

3 Steps I Took to Arrive in the Big City of London

Aug 6, 2018 3:30:00 PM / by Ryan Crotty

Ryan Crotty

Ryan is an official CAPA blogger, sharing her story on CAPA World. A Graphic Design major at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London.

In her first post, Ryan outlines 3 important steps she took to make it from her home in the US to her study abroad accommodation in London safely—with a couple of flights and a layover in Iceland in between.

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Studying abroad is a very big and exciting decision. When I first thought about all the places I would want to go, I deeply considered many options. But nothing stood out to me as much as London did. I loved hearing about the diverse experiences people have had in London. A city of many cultures and people, I was sure this would be the right choice for me. Several months after that decision, I found myself packing my bags and preparing to head out for the biggest adventure of my life.

Transferring During My Layover in IcelandTransferring during my layover in Iceland. It's beautiful there!

To step back and review how I got here, and how traveling to London went, I’ll first talk about my process of arriving in the city. There were three main aspects to my travel: flying, passing through the border, and transportation to my residence. I was feeling very nervous that I would mess something up in my travels, but I stayed calm and thought about how great it would be once I got there!

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Posted in: London, England, Airports, Flying

Official CAPA Blogger Summer 2018: Ryan Crotty - London

Jul 7, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Ryan Crotty

Ryan CrottyMeet Ryan Crotty, an official CAPA blogger in London for summer 2018:

University: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Major: Graphic Design
Study abroad location: London, England
Internship or volunteer placement: Emc3

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Posted in: Official Bloggers and Vloggers

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