We’re very excited to introduce and welcome our team of official bloggers and vloggers for fall 2017!
Each of them will receive a grant accompanied by an explorer fund while they are abroad to help them generate their weekly 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?
ELIZABETH LEAHY, BLOGGER, DUBLIN
A Communication major from Lasell College, Elizabeth will be spending her fall semester in Dublin. She's excited to explore her new home and travel to new places. She will be interning at Alice PR and Events, where she hopes to expand her knowledge in the field of Public Relations. Look forward lots of amazing photos of Irish culture, food, and more!
Look for Elizabeth's posts on CAPA World every Tuesday starting September 12 and read more about her on her official CAPA blogger profile where the archives will be compiled.
TYLOR BROOKS, VLOGGER, DUBLIN
Hailing from Arizona State University is Business Communication major Tylor Brooks! Tylor hopes her time abroad will help determine her career path (she currently can't decide between marketing or law). Her hobbies include cooking, photography, and traveling, although this will be her longest time spent abroad. She hopes to meet as many people as possible from all around the world and make lifelong friends.
Look for Tylor’s posts on CAPA World every Friday starting September 8 and read more about her on her official CAPA blogger profile where the archives will be compiled.
HAYLEY PARKER, BLOGGER, FLORENCE
Blogging from Florence is Hayley Parker, a Communication and Media major from Merrimack College. Hayley loves writing, fashion, and going to the beach- so you might expect to see a lot of all three. On her goal list is to not be afraid to try new things, manage multiple responsibilities independently, and sharing her insightful way of seeing what its like to study abroad with her readers- you!
Look for Hayley’s posts on CAPA World every Thursday starting September 7 and read more about her on her official CAPA vlogger profile where the archives will be compiled.
KRISTOPHER BORYLA, VLOGGER, FLORENCE
A Finance major from the University of Colorado- Boulder, Kristopher (also known as Kip) is ready to discover ways to make excellent pasta (and eat it, too). While he might be enjoying some of his hobbies in Italy such as bingeing Netflix, listening to Migos, and chilling with his buddies, he hopes to gain a global perspective by going abroad.
Look for Kristopher’s posts on CAPA World every Tuesday starting September 12 and read more about him on his official CAPA blogger profile where the archives will be compiled.
CELESS VALLE, VLOGGER, FLORENCE
Celess is excited to take her hobby of making videos to Florence as a vlogger this semester. A Business Administration major from the Riverside City College, she's looking forward to making friends and trying new food while traveling. Be prepared as Celess gets out of her comfort zone and takes us along on her adventures!
Look for Celess’ posts on CAPA World every Monday starting September 11 and read more about her on her official CAPA blogger profile where the archives will be compiled.
THADDEUS KASZUBA, BLOGGER, LONDON
Thaddeus might be a BFA major from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, but he certainly isn't acting when it comes to his excitement for studying in London. He really wants to get into the local culture and have you see what London is like through his eyes. Finally, he hopes to make lasting connections with his teachers and friends abroad to have connections in the global artistic community.
Look for Thaddeus' posts on CAPA World every Wednesday starting September 6 and read more about him on his official CAPA vlogger profile where the archives will be compiled.
MAUREEN GLEASON, VLOGGER, LONDON
You'll be seeing a lot of Maureen this fall as she gets ready to show you around London through her videos! Maureen is a BFA major from the University of Minnesota who enjoys making things, plants, running, and reading. You can expect to see art, museums, theaters, and music in her vlogs, and her experiences trying to be a "yes" person who agrees to whatever comes her way.
Look for Maureen’s posts on CAPA World every Monday starting September 4 and read more about her on her official CAPA vlogger profile where the archives will be compiled.
SARAH HANEGAN, VLOGGER, SHANGHAI
Sarah is ready to take herself out of her comfort zone as she heads to Shanghai. A Fashion and Retail Merchandising student at Lasell College, she is excited to get expeirence in her field through her internship and experience Chinese culture. She's going to try not to look like a tourist all the time, and hopes to encourage other students to make choices that are less traditional.
Look for Sarah's posts on CAPA World every Thursday starting August 31 and read more about her on her official CAPA vlogger profile where the archives will be compiled.
HANNA OKHRIMCHUK, BLOGGER, SYDNEY
Hanna comes to us as a Marketing, Finance, and International Business major from the University of Minnesota by way of Kiev, Ukraine. Hanna wants to write using her feelings, thoughts, and impressions, instead of just about typical facts you can easily look up. From specific activities and side trips to general expectations, she'll cover every facet of what it's like to be a student in Sydney.
Look for Hanna’s posts on CAPA World every Friday starting August 25 and read more about her on her official CAPA blogger profile where the archives will be compiled.
NICOLE ANDERSON, VLOGGER, SYDNEY
Nicole is going to take her videos to new heights (literally- with a drone) when she studies abroad in Sydney. A Marketing & International Business major from Villanova University who also has a love for documentary film and photography. You can expect to see everything from weekend trips and meeting locals to hole-in-the-wall cafe's and live music venues in her videos. And, she's vegan!
Look for Nicole’s posts on CAPA World every Wednesday starting August 23 and read more about her on her official CAPA vlogger profile where the archive will be compiled.
Interested in being an official CAPA blogger or vlogger on your study abroad journey? Learn more about what it takes to apply here: