We’re very excited to introduce and welcome our team of official bloggers and vloggers for Summer 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?
GRACE PYRON, BLOGGER
Grace is excited to explore Barcelona and its culture on her summer abroad in this coastal city. As a Global Studies major from Arizona State University, she's hoping to enhance her language skills while learning about the daily life and business culture. Grace has a non-traditional background, as she's spent most of her college career as an online student while she travels the world. She's got a unique perspective, so you'll want to keep up with her this semester as she discovers why and how study abroad develops you before, during, and after your time abroad!
Look for Grace's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay up-to-date on her posts.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
BEN GUNDUZ, BLOGGER
Ben is ready to see what life is really like as a foreign student in Argentina. He's an International Business major from Northeastern University and will be interning at UNAJE in Buenos Aires this summer. In between studying and interning, he aims to improve his Spanish Language skills while getting to know both the local culture and business environment. Get a taste of Buenos Aires through his posts!
Look for Ben's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark his author feed to stay up-to-date on his posts.
SARAH WILLIAMSON, BLOGGER
Sarah comes from Samford University with a major in International Relations and minors in Spanish and World Languages and Cultures. Originally from Kentucky, Sarah and her family moved to Zambia where she spent much of her adolescence. This summer, she'll be adding to her global portfolio and flying to Buenos Aires for a semester filled with academics, internship, travel, and language. Sarah is approaching this experience with a mission to make strides with her Spanish skills, along with an openness to professional options she has not considered before. Let her show you an inside look at the daily life of a study abroad student and the fascinating culture of Buenos Aires.
Look for Sarah's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay up-to-date on her posts.
KATHERINE BERLIN, BLOGGER
Hailing from the University of Florida is Katherine, an Industrial and Systems Engineering student! She's taking her desire to venture off to cities she's not been to before by spending her summer semester abroad in Dublin. This experience will be a fun way to get a start in a completely new environment with the opportunity for her to create personal and professional relationships, while making her mark in Ireland (and her future)! She'll be sharing why studying abroad is something everyone should do and how she'll be accomplishing her goals.
Look for Katherine's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay up-to-date on her posts.
CLARE MULLIN, PHOTO BLOGGER
Clare is ready to make the most of her time abroad—from experiencing Dublin's culture and exploring Ireland to interning abroad and getting her feet wet in the field of communications. She is currently majoring in International Studies and Communications at the University of Utah. Clare loves taking photos of people going about in their daily experiences, so expect to see her experiences and visual stories this semester!
Look for Clare's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay up-to-date on her posts.
CLARE WIEGEL, INSTAGRAM TV VLOGGER
One of Samford University's very own will be vlogging all the way from London for us this summer! Clare, a Journalism and Mass Communications major, is thrilled to live like a local and establish a foundation for her career in this global city. She promises to share all of the great things about her adventures and day-to-day life overseas, while stopping by different restaurants, museums, and neighborhoods across the city.
CAMILLE CAMPBELL, VLOGGER
You'll be seeing Camille from Purdue University push herself out of her comfort zone in London. While this Mass Communication major loves talking to people and wants to get to know the city more, she's also anticipating visits to London's countryside. Her professional goal is to film something unique with the skills she’ll gain from interning abroad and add it to her demo reel (and her growing bag of tricks)! Expect to get a chuckle and a smile from Camille's videos on life abroad this summer.
Look for Camille's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay up-to-date on her posts.
HANNAH WOODRUFF, BLOGGER
There is no better place for Hannah to live in the moment and get her literary fix than in London. This University of Pittsburgh student is a double major in English Literature and English Writing, and will experience being an active literary citizen this summer abroad. While she's planned for adventures around the city—with visits to museums, historical landmarks, and book events—she's not shelving the idea of spontaneity and will most likely follow her whims and fancies around the country! We'll hear from Hannah as she draws upon the magic of London and soaks in every ounce of the city.
Look for Hannah's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay up-to-date on her posts.
KENEECHI OBASI, BLOGGER (SUMMER II)
Keneechi comes to us as an International Studies major from Spelman College. This summer semester will be a deciding factor for her as she plans for life after college and whether to pursue graduate studies in London. She's excited to embrace the quirky neighborhoods and cuisines that make up this city, and promises to write about them. As a lover of style, Keneechi will also be keeping an eye out for some great looks in this fashion-forward city!
Look for Keneechi's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay up-to-date on her posts.
ABSA SAMBA, BLOGGER
Absa is a Social Work major and international student from Champlain College who's ready to take her appetite for new cultural experiences to Shanghai! She wants to learn more from the locals in China and share those stories with us. She'll also be keeping us posted on her goals: speaking basic Mandarin, making dumplings, and getting international work experience. Absa spent this last spring semester abroad in the UK and was born and raised in The Gambia, so she'll be adding a FOURTH CONTINENT to her life experience this summer! Let Absa show you how she plans on making the most of her time abroad.
Look for Absa's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay-up to date on her posts.
LAUREN GIRARD, INSTAGRAM TV VLOGGER
Lauren will take us into her Shanghai study abroad experience through her vlogs this summer. She's an International Business major at Champlain College who enjoys swimming, exploring/traveling, and skiing. We'll join her as she gains confidence in different metropolitan, cultural, and business settings, as well as getting a taste of the local cuisine. As Lauren films her time around Shanghai, you can look forward to seeing how this journey will affect her education and life experience.
ANDERSON WRAY, BLOGGER
Anderson is currently pursuing a major in Accountancy at Arizona State University. He is keen on observing not just the major differences in culture, but also the subtleties that are present in the day-to-day life. He'll be documenting his personal goals as well as his internship experience abroad. Tag along as he tries to be well-versed with public transportation in Sydney and gets ready to tackle the unfamiliar!
Look for Anderson's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark his author feed to stay-up to date on his posts.
JASIA ROBINSON, VLOGGER
Jasia will also be studying abroad in Sydney this summer. This Health Science/Pre-Med major from Spelman College is interested in learning about the healthcare differences between Australia and the US. She will be filming vlogs about life abroad while she also cultivates a penchant for trying new things in an unfamiliar, yet exciting environment. Stick around as she shows us what Sydney has to offer.
Look for Jasia's posts on CAPA World semi-weekly and bookmark her author feed to stay-up to date on her posts.
Interested in being an official CAPA blogger or vlogger on your study abroad journey? Learn more about what it takes to apply here: