We’re very excited to introduce and welcome our team of official bloggers and vloggers for Fall 2019!
Each of them will receive a grant accompanied by an explorer fund while they are abroad to help them generate their stories here on CAPA World. From pre-departure thoughts through their reflection upon their return to The States, we will watch the stories of these students unfold as they learn about their host country, explore and discover the real city beyond stereotypes and expectations, interact with locals, focus on their academics and complete internships.
So who are they and where are they going?
ISHA MAHAJAN, BLOGGER (she/her/hers)
Isha is a rising junior studying Journalism and Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will be spending time abroad in Barcelona this fall. She is looking forward to exploring this globalized mediterranean city and aims to learn Spanish during her time there as a student, intern, and soon-to-be Barcelona local. She is also excited to capture the highlights of the city through her camera lens. Get a taste of Barcelona through her posts!
Look for Isha's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay up-to-date on her posts.
ELLIE LAFOUNTAIN, BLOGGER (she/her/hers)
As a Media and Communications major at Ursinus College, Ellie is looking forward to using her intercultural communication skills to fully immerse herself in the Irish culture. She will be spending the fall semester studying and interning in Dublin, and is excited to gain real world experience and connections in new and different environments. As a collegiate gymnast, Ellie is determined to find a balance between work and play while studying abroad!
Look for Ellie's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay up-to-date on her posts.
SARAH GRAHAM, BLOGGER (she/her/hers)
Heading to Florence this fall is Sarah, an English major from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has wanted to travel the world her entire life, so this study abroad experience will be fulfilling a dream of hers. Sarah’s anticipating an integration into the Italian culture and really getting to know Florence as a city. She hopes to experience different cultures socially and politically, and is excited to study the different histories of literature while in Europe.
Look for Sarah's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay up-to-date on her posts.
AZALEA BROWN, INSTAGRAM TV VLOGGER (she/her/hers)
Azalea is getting her vlogging camera ready for a semester abroad in Florence! This English major from Riverside Community College is excited to live independently in Florence, take courses there, and travel around with friends. While studying abroad, she will be exploring Italy’s food, art, agriculture, and ways of living. Through her vlogs, you will see the reality of traveling abroad and visiting interesting new places. Join her on this amazing journey!
CARLY LEWIS, VLOGGER (she/her/hers)
Carly comes to us from Hollins University with a desire to flesh out her artistic interests this fall in London. She is a Creative Writing and Film double major and will be studying abroad and completing an internship. She is so excited to see what this British city has to offer with its rich culture and artistic environment, and hopes to gain inspiration from her travels for her novel in progress. Check out what it’s like to live the life of a Londoner in her vlogs!
Look for Carly's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay up-to-date on her posts.
MAKENNA STURGEON, BLOGGER (she/her/hers)
Makenna is a Journalism major from University of Colorado Boulder and will be studying Political Science in London this upcoming semester. She is curious about a new life away from her home and can't wait to fall in love with this experience. While studying, she strives to explore new parts of the city, gain a better understanding of what everyday life is like in London, and visit new countries when she can. See what awaits her in London and more!
Look for Makenna's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay up-to-date on her posts.
TINA HUANG, VLOGGER (she/her/hers)
Tina is a senior at University of Massachusetts Amherst, pursuing her BBA in Operations & Information Management and a minor in Information Technology. She is an adventurous foodie from Boston who is ready to take on all the delicious food that China has to offer! Along with her desire to try new foods, she is motivated to intern abroad and hone her Chinese speaking and reading skills. Let Tina show you around Shanghai through her vlogs.
Look for Tina's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay up-to-date on her posts.
MINH TA, BLOGGER (he/him/his)
Minh, an international student from Vietnam, is a Computer Science and Applied Math major from Augustana College. With an internship lined up in Sydney this fall, he is ready to discover opportunities that will build up his professional experience. He loves to travel around the world, and he is thrilled about sharing his study abroad experience. Apart from coding, Minh enjoys trying out new food, exploring landmarks, and taking photographs. Make sure to check out his posts to see what life is like in one of the top 10 livable cities in the world!
Look for Minh's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark his author feed to stay-up to date on his posts.
CORY CLEMENTE, VLOGGER (he/him/his)
With a desire to broaden his view of the world, Cory is studying abroad for the third time! This junior from the University of Pittsburgh, with majors in Communications and German, will be touching down in Sydney this fall. He is thrilled about getting to know Australia and learning about a new part of the world. With his videos he aims to show Sydney’s unique culture through the perspective of an international student.
Look for Cory's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark his author feed to stay-up to date on his posts.
MARLEA MALTZ, INSTAGRAM TV VLOGGER (she/her/hers)
Marlea is an International Studies major with a specialization in Global Health, Development, and Environment from The College of New Jersey. This study abroad experience opens the doors for her to be an independent traveler, attain international work experience, and foster a deep cultural connection in Sydney. Wander away from the hustle and bustle of the city with her as she discovers the natural sights around Australia.
Interested in being an official CAPA blogger or vlogger on your study abroad journey? Learn more about what it takes to apply here: