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Stephanie Sadler

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Beyond the Campus - Student Life in the Global City of Barcelona

Nov 9, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is truly an urban campus, clustered in three main areas of Barcelona: Ciutadella, Poblenou, and Mar. The majority of CAPA students will study on the Ciutadella campus, so this blog will focus on the neighborhood where it this campus is located and the walkable areas nearby. This is called Barri Gòtic (or the Gothic Quarter), which is within the larger Ciutat Vella (old town) district. UPF is very well connected to the rest of the city, located near the neighborhoods of El Raval, with its art galleries and famous La Boqueria market, Poble Sec’s old-school playhouses and charming cafes, and La Barceloneta, which is lined with sandy beaches.

Read on to find out about some of our favorite local highlights, some useful amenities, a brief snippet of history, a look at the area’s general demographics, and some notes on transport links.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Direct Enroll

Beyond the Campus - Get to Know the Ultimo Neighborhood

Nov 2, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is very central and well-connected. It sits at the crossroads of the Ultimo, Haymarket, and Chippendale neighborhoods, within a growing education, innovation, and creative hub at the southern edge of the Central Business District. Life at UTS comes with all of the convenience and cultural perks of a global city you’d expect, plus the added bonuses of Sydney sunshine and seaside.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Direct Enroll

Beyond the Campus - Get to Know the Town of Maynooth, Ireland

Oct 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Maynooth University is in the market town of Maynooth, in County Kildare, Ireland. It’s home to 12,500 residents year-round, which swells to a temporary 20,000 during the academic year when students arrive. It’s about 15 miles west of central Dublin, which is easily accessible by train. The town is inviting, peaceful yet bubbling with life, and full of restaurants ranked highly by locals.

Read on to find out about some of our favorite local highlights, restaurants and entertainment, useful amenities, a brief snippet of history, a look at the area’s demographics, and some notes on transport links.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Direct Enroll

Beyond Queen Mary University - Get to Know Mile End

Oct 19, 2019 10:39:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

The area around London’s Queen Mary University is called Mile End, which is part of the borough of Tower Hamlets. It’s a well-connected, lively, and diverse area of East London, home to markets, art galleries, and green spaces.

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Posted in: London, England, Direct Enroll

Campus Life: Barcelona IS Your Campus at UPF!

Oct 18, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

When you study abroad on the CAPA Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) direct enroll program, you’ll hear many different languages spoken on campus. It’s a trilingual university (Catalan, Spanish, and English), and welcomes 9,000 students each year, about 1,500 of them international, so as one may assume, there will be an exciting mix of cultural backgrounds and opportunities to make friends from around the world. UPF is an authentically urban campus, with classes in three areas of the city: Ciutadella (Social Sciences and Humanities), Poblenou (ITC and Communication Sciences), and Mar (Health and Life Sciences). You’ll get to know Barcelona quickly and intimately as you navigate your way to your classes and beyond.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Direct Enroll

Campus Life: Living Down Unda' at UTS in Sydney

Oct 11, 2019 11:15:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is one of Australia’s largest universities, with 45,000 students, 1/3 of which are international. Diverse and inclusive, you’ll quickly find a place to fit in at “Sydney’s City University” on the edge of the bustling Central Business District. The campus has gone through a rejuvenation process in the last decade to become an interconnected urban environment with a focus on sustainability and innovation. You’ll find yourself navigating buildings with endearing nicknames like the “Crumpled Paper Bag”, “The Building with the ‘Grammable Staircase”, “The Cheese Grater”, “The Mothership”, “The Love Boat”, and “The Jenga Building”.

Read on to find out more about what it’s like to live and study at UTS, from the housing, to all of the facilities available within the campus grounds, to the student support services, to the many clubs and events that will help you make new friends, and some bonus CAPA inclusions.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Direct Enroll

Campus Life: Experience Ireland's Only College Town at Maynooth

Oct 3, 2019 10:43:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

There is only one university town in Ireland. You guessed it: it’s Maynooth! And Maynooth University was also voted the friendliest college (in a country that’s already well-known for its kindness), so you’re sure to receive a warm welcome here. The town itself is small, which makes it easy to connect with locals, and 90% of students are Irish, so you’ll be able to learn about and experience Irish culture all around you. The other 10% of students represent 90 different countries, so there’s also a wonderful mix of diverse backgrounds on campus.

Read on to find out more about what it’s like to live and study at Maynooth University, from the housing, to all of the facilities available within the campus gates, to the many clubs and events that will help you make new friends, to the student support services, and some bonus CAPA inclusions, as well as a few notes on accessibility.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Direct Enroll

Campus Life: Living in London's East End at Queen Mary University

Sep 27, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

It’s rare to find a traditional campus environment in such a sprawling and busy global city as London, but Queen Mary University is just that. It provides a pocket of calm and security for its students, and the student body mirrors the incredible diversity of London itself. Students from over 160 nationalities study here, and Queen Mary has been ranked one of the most diverse institutions in the world. The mix of cultural backgrounds makes campus life incredibly vibrant and exciting.

Read on to find out more about what it’s like to live and study at Queen Mary, from the housing, to all of the facilities available within the campus gates, to the many clubs and events that will help you make new friends, to the student support services, and some bonus CAPA inclusions.

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Posted in: London, England, Direct Enroll

Here's What to Expect From Academics at UPF

Sep 21, 2019 10:04:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

When you directly enroll on the new CAPA Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) study abroad program, you’ll be welcomed into one of Spain’s most prestigious academic institutions. UPF ranks in the top 1.1% of universities worldwide, has been named number 11 among the world’s top young universities by Times Higher Education and best university in Spain by the (London) Times Higher Education Supplement.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Direct Enroll

Here's What to Expect From Academics at UTS

Sep 15, 2019 10:40:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

When you directly enroll on the new CAPA University of Technology Sydney (UTS) study abroad program, you’ll be welcomed into Australia’s number one young university as ranked by Times Higher Education. They were also ranked number 13 worldwide in the same category.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Direct Enroll

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