Welcome to My Neighborhood and the Entrepreneurial Stories That Live Within

Oct 25, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Mariah Thomas

Mariah Thomas

Mariah is an official CAPA blogger, sharing her story on CAPA World. A Journalism major at SUNY Purchase College, she is studying abroad in London.

In today's post, Mariah talks about her curiosity and interest in her new Shepherd's Bush neighborhood for the semester and shares some of the entrepreneurial stories that led to businesses in the area.

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When I arrived in Shepherd’s Bush, the neighborhood I was set to live in during my stay in London, I didn’t know what to expect.

Entrance Leading to Study Abroad AccommodationWalk-through entrance to the study abroad accommodation area.

What kind of neighborhood is this? What kind of people live here? What should I expect?— were questions that ran through my mind as I google mapped the Goldhawk location in the comfort of my home, contemplating if the wide bricked drive thru and tall black gates was the entrance to my new temporary home.

To my utmost satisfaction and shock, it was.

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Posted in: London, England, Accommodation Abroad, Environment, Study Abroad, College Life

An Insider Look into Barcelona Student Apartments

Oct 15, 2018 11:45:00 AM / by Amaia Rioseco

In this week's vlog, Amaia Rioseco takes us on a full tour of her living accommodation in Barcelona, Spain—showing us the common space, laundry 'terrace', and introducing us to her flat mates.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Accommodation Abroad

Thoughts After 1 Week Studying in Shanghai

Oct 5, 2018 10:04:35 AM / by Daniel Powell

In this week's post, Dan Powell fills us in on his first week studying abroad in Shanghai, from sights he's seen to a discussion of the complex politics of US/China trade.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Day in the Life, Food in Shanghai, Staying Fit, Accommodation Abroad

Study Abroad in Barcelona: Accommodation and Housemates

Sep 27, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Maya Crawford

Maya Crawford

Maya Crawford is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Administration major at  University of Massachusetts Lowell, she is studying abroad in Barcelona this semester.

In this week's post, Maya talks about the study abroad accommodation she shares with her housemates this semester.

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CAPA has provided me and four other ladies a cute little apartment a few metro stops from Catalunya, the center of Barcelona. Our apartment is a 10-minute walk from the metro, which we are able to ride for free with the train passes we were provided! Our neighborhood has so much to offer, which was unexpected since it is away from the center of the city. We have many small cafes that are in close walking distance from where we live, where we can get sandwiches, baked goods, desserts, and tapas which are basically appetizers and are very popular in Spain.

The View from Our Living Room WindowThe view from our living room window.

There are a bunch of little parks and sitting areas where you can sit and read, or just take in the scenery. We also have a huge shopping mall right up the street from our apartment. It is much like the malls we have at home, just with cool European fashion stores, some stores we recognize from America, and LOTS of gelato. There are also over four grocery stores on the street we live on alone. There is really so much in our neighborhood, which makes it extremely hard to get bored here!

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Accommodation Abroad

Why I Like the Location of My Study Abroad Accommodation in Sydney

Sep 21, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Lorenzo Corazzin

In this week's post, Lorenzo talks about his study abroad accommodation in Sydney and the advantage he has of being located centrally in the city.

I want to take the time to talk about the CAPA accommodation in Sydney. I feel like that is a very important topic and a concern for anybody who is considering a study abroad experience. You might be doing amazing activities and trying new things but you will still need to have the necessities for your everyday life.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Accommodation Abroad

A Tour of Shepherd's Bush in London

Sep 20, 2018 2:30:00 PM / by Ellen Anderson

Ellen Anderson

Ellen Anderson is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Child Psychology major at  University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Ellen tells us what it's like to live in Shepherd's Bush and takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in London.

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Thanks, Ellen!

Ellen's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: London, England, Accommodation Abroad

Living Like a Local in Florence: Embracing Differences and Adjusting Accordingly

Sep 18, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Connor McGlone

Connor McGlone

Connor McGlone is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing and Supply Chain Management major at  University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Connor shares the differences he's observed between his Florence apartment and apartments he's had in the US, as well as what he's doing to adjust to living like a local.

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Living in a flat in Florence has been a completely new living experience for me. While there are many aspects of the living situation that are different, the setup of my apartment is standard compared to my apartment back home. It has 2 bedrooms, a common area, a bathroom, and a kitchen. It is slightly small but has all of the necessities a person needs.

My BedroomEach room has 2 people living in it. Each person gets their own desk and dresser as well!

There are several differences in appliances and utilities in Florence, or the lack thereof. The first is that there is no clothes dryer. We have a drying rack and lines outside our rooms to hang up our clothes for us to dry. I was slightly concerned before coming to Florence about how this would work or if it would ruin my clothes. However, after washing and drying my clothes for the first time I realized it is not as big of a deal as I thought.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Accommodation Abroad, Cultural Differences

Get to Know My Roommates and See Our London Apartment

Sep 15, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Ellen Anderson

Ellen Anderson

Ellen Anderson is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Child Psychology major at  University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Ellen shows us around her study abroad accommodations and introduces us to her roommates in London.

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Thanks, Ellen!

Ellen's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: London, England, Accommodation Abroad

A Neighborhood Tour Around Goldhawk and Shepherd's Bush

Jul 30, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Alice Ding

Alice Ding

Alice Ding is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Computer Science and Marketing major at Northeastern University, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Alice shows us around her neighborhood in Goldhawk, along with the amenities, shopping, and dining options that are conveniently nearby.

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Goldhawk.

It's more than just the name of a Tube station or road for me, it was my home away from home for my study abroad adventure. After hours of exploring the city, learning in class, or just doing whatever students abroad do, coming home to my flat in the quiet, quaint area of Shepherd’s Bush was more than welcoming and home-y enough for me.

Sainsbury's Local in Goldhawk
The gate leading to our flat and the closest grocery store: Sainsbury's Local.
Quiet convenient, isn't it? Right next door!

Goldhawk has some fantastic amenities nearby. From a grocery store being to our right, one of London’s amazing markets being on our left as well as Tube station and bus stop right out front, we truly were very lucky to be in such a convenient spot.

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Posted in: London, England, Accommodation Abroad, Environment

Making My Way to Galway and Cliffs of Moher with My Flatmates

Jul 13, 2018 1:30:00 PM / by Rachel Howell

Rachel Howell

Rachel is an official CAPA vlogger for summer 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Visual Media major at Auburn University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Rachel heads to Galway and Cliffs of Moher to experience the breathtaking views and another side of the Irish culture. She also takes us on a tour of her study abroad accommodation and introduces us to her flatmates.

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Thanks Rachel!

Rachel's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, History Abroad, Activities Abroad, Accommodation Abroad

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