Stephanie Sadler

Content Creator for CAPA: The Global Education Network
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16 Tips for Speaking like an Australian

Aug 4, 2023 2:04:05 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Sydney_Tag_Team.jpgIn this week's post, our official CEA CAPA blogger Brandon and official CEA CAPA vlogger Thomas - both in Sydney - decided to team up to talk about accents in Australia. 

Brandon Gustafson, a finance major at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, is an official CEA CAPA Sydney blogger for Fall 2015, sharing his story in weekly blog posts. Thomas Galarce-Garcia, liberal arts major at the State University of New York at Purchase, is an official CEA CAPA Sydney vlogger for Fall 2015, sharing his story in weekly videos.

Words below by Brandon; video by Thomas!

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In your best American accent, I want you to say these three words: good eye might. Now say them a little faster. And faster. Blend them together. Faster again! Faster and forget about annunciation! Andddddd…. I believe you just said G’day mate. Right? See, you’re well on your way to sounding just like an Aussie!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Language

Top 7 Cultural Celebrations in Spain

Aug 4, 2023 2:04:04 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

When you study abroad in Barcelona, there are a few cultural celebrations throughout the country that are worth looking into attending while you're in Spain!

Here are seven local celebrations for your list.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

5 Important Skills You Can Gain from Interning Abroad

Aug 4, 2023 2:04:03 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Only a very small percentage of US students intern abroad. The experience alone can make you stand out from your peers in a pile of resumes once you graduate and will no doubt be a conversation starter in an interview. If you put the effort in and set goals for yourself before you begin, it can be even more than a conversation starter. You will have opportunities to learn some truly important life and career skills that you might not gain in a domestic internship.

Here are just 5 skills (out of many) you can gain from interning abroad.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China, Internships Abroad, Barcelona, Spain

10 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad in Barcelona

Aug 4, 2023 2:04:02 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Spain has been ranked as the number one most popular study abroad destination for American students by GoOverseas. We’re thrilled to offer programs in the vibrant, lively, and exciting city of Barcelona.

So, why study abroad in Barcelona? Let’s dive in…

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Why Study Abroad

The Most Common Italian Words & Phrases You'll Hear in Florence

Aug 4, 2023 2:04:01 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Spence Hood was an official CEA CAPA blogger for fall 2016, sharing his story in weekly posts on our blog. A computer science major at the University of Colorado (Boulder), he studied abroad in Florence.

In this week's post, Spence shares a few of the most common words and phrases you'll hear on the streets of Florence, their meanings and an appropriate response.


Strolling through the bustling streets here, the senses are left anything but unentertained. I’ve grown to quite enjoy (oddly enough) the smell of cigarettes mixed with cooked meats and sweet pastries wafting out of every other shop, emphasizing the intricacy of this machine of a city that we’re cogs within. I’ve only recently started smiling at all this stimulation, and I’m convinced it has a lot to do with the slowly but surely dissolving language barrier. I now understand maybe 45% of the chatter around me among locals, turning my wonder about all of the exciting, exotic things that a few Italians could be talking about on the streets of Florence into thorough excitement about being in on the joke. I’ve got a long, long way to go of course, but I figured it may help some future Florentines (tourists or otherwise) to list several of the most common Italian expressions being passed around today.

Beforehand, do bear in mind that this is what’s being said (and in this particular way) in Florence. Florence is a city whose residents have a distinct accent according to Italians elsewhere, and who have a distinct way of speaking about things (very similar to cultural and conversational variations between people from different US cities). Let’s dive in. 

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Language

Setting Goals for your Internship Abroad

Aug 4, 2023 2:03:58 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Today we'll cover why and how you should set personal and professional goals as you begin an internship abroad. What matters to you? What do you want to achieve at the end of the experience? Through it all, CEA CAPA will guide you step-by-step and help create a path for success as you focus on your goals. 

P.S. We've included a Q&A with Craig Kench, CEA CAPA’s Senior Vice President of Global Career and Internship Programs, on how you can set your goals, evaluate them, and work with CEA CAPA and your peers to achieve them on your study abroad journey.

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Posted in: Internships Abroad

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Sydney

Aug 4, 2023 2:03:55 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Once again this year, Sydney has ranked in the top 10 cities in the world for students. It has also been ranked one of the 10 most livable cities on the planet by both Mercer and The Economist. Sydney has long been one of the most popular locations for CAPA students too, and it’s easy to see why they love it…because we do too.

So, why study abroad in Sydney? Let’s dive in.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

How to Navigate Sydney's Public Transportation System

Aug 4, 2023 2:03:54 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Colin Gilbert was an official CEA CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on our blog. A marketing and supply chain management major at the University of Pittsburgh, he studied abroad in Sydney.

In this week's post, Colin talks about his experience navigating Sydney's extensive public transportation system.


A warm breeze sweeps across your face; the energizing scent of fresh espresso looming in the thick, humid air. Melodies of a spirited performer play in the background as a number of shops pass by: the bookstore, the pharmacy, the deli, the barber, and more. You’re tempted to stop for a quick bite to eat, but realize you need to run. Fast. No, you’re not meandering through a quaint street in Sydney. You’re underground in Central Station’s tunnel and the next train to Circular Quay leaves in three minutes—enough time to catch it if you pick up the pace.

There is so much more to Sydney than the Opera House; so many lively neighborhoods, inviting parks, and appetizing eateries—not to mention stunning beaches—scattered across the city. Fortunately, Sydney also has an incredible public transit system to ensure residents and visitors can experience these offerings without needing a vehicle. As a student abroad, I can’t praise the public transit enough. Reliable, clean, and efficient schedules make traveling about the city a breeze.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Practical Study Abroad Advice

10 Interesting Facts About Barcelona

Aug 4, 2023 2:03:53 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Before you travel to the land of Gaudi’s magical modernist architecture, endless plates of tapas, and one of the world’s most famous soccer teams, read up on a few interesting facts about one of our great global cities: Barcelona!

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Posted in: Cultural Insights, Barcelona, Spain, Top 10, Local Culture, Cultural Immersion

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Florence

Aug 4, 2023 2:03:47 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

If you're thinking about studying abroad sometime in the future but you're not quite sure where, check out this blog post to learn more about why Florence would be a great choice! 

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad


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