Living Abroad: Meet My Summer Roommates

Jul 6, 2018 1:30:00 PM / by Marianne Zarzar

Marianne Zarzar

Marianne is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Marianne introduces us to her lively bunch of friends she shares an apartment with in Sydney.

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After having lived in a single room for the past couple of years, learning that I was going to not only share my room with someone else, but also my apartment with seven other people, was a little scary. Despite my initial reservations, I have come to love and appreciate each and every one of them. I’ll introduce you to a couple of them now.

My Roommate RachelMeet my roommate Rachel.

My Roommate Rachel

Rachel is my roommate. She is studying Marketing and Human Resources Management at the University of Pittsburgh. She is really sweet and caring, and loves reading. Her favorite things about Sydney are the tacos (she hasn’t been to Mexico yet, but she’ll hopefully come visit me someday to try *real* tacos!), living so close to the beach, and all the coffee shops. Her favorite beach so far has been Manly, since it is just a ferryboat ride away!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Accommodation Abroad, Study Abroad

My Summer Homestay Experience in Buenos Aires

Jul 5, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

Nora CallahanNora Callahan is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. An International Affairs and Math major at Northeastern University, she is studying abroad in Buenos Aires this semester.

In this week's post, Nora gives us a look at what it is like to live in a homestay and shares with us about her housemates in Buenos Aires.

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I am living out in a neighborhood called Belgrano almost at the end of the D line. There are a lot of good food and coffee options including cheap eats which are essential when adjusting to late dinners and the stress of exams and assignments start to kick in. I like to stop by a place right past the McDonald's on my walk home from the train for big 20-peso (about 80 cents) empanadas if I’m hungry after class and know that it’s still a few hours until dinner. Belgrano also has parks and museums. It was home to some famous historical porteños (translation: someone who is from or lives in a port city) and it is named after Manuel Belgrano, designer of the flag.

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Megan, Valentina, me, and Sam in front of the big Colonia sign.
Watch out for our first album release! ;)

If, like me, you are a runner, it’s sort of a blessing to be this far from downtown because there are parks close by to run! We are also very close to Barrio Chino and something about walking through there, if I am a little stressed or homesick, maybe it’s similar to “the Irish pub effect” as my traveling cousin has called it, but it reminds me of D.C. or Boston or other cities I’m tied to back home and it can be calming that way.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Accommodation Abroad

Meet My Florence Roommates and See Our Accommodation Abroad

Feb 8, 2018 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Rachel is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Administration major at Merrimack College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Rachel talks about where she is staying abroad this semester and introduces us to her Florence roommates.

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Ciao! I have now been in Florence for a couple weeks now and I am enjoying everything about this tiny and unique city! My apartment in Florence has quickly become my home away from home. I live in a quiet area of Florence that is about a 15-minute walk to CAPA and around a 25-minute walk to the Duomo. Living a little outside of the busy area has given my roommates and I the chance to try local places in our neighborhood and to see another side of Florence.

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When I arrived to my apartment I was a little surprised, mainly because I had no idea what to expect. There were little things within the apartment that were smaller than I anticipated. For example, the shower and washer are significantly smaller compared to the size in the U.S. Also there are no dyers so we have to air dry our clothes out on racks, which can take a while. These difference aren't terrible, but do require a slight adjustment to our everyday routine.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Accommodation Abroad, Florence Interviews

Arriving with a Sense of Curiosity

Jan 31, 2018 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Kelly is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Journalism major at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Kelly talks about cultivating a sense of curiosity and what she did upon arrival.

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The plane to London's Heathrow Airport was just shy of eight hours from Chicago. Thirty minutes before landing, I fought every urge to take a photo in my millennial and photographer body. I wanted to sit there and enjoy the view. I want to make it my goal to not experience London entirely through a lens or screen. I saw a cluster of buildings on an island and a beam of light I assumed to be the London Bridge. Aside from the fact that I actually knew I was in London, I knew what that cluster of buildings was thanks to my new obsession with Netflix's original series The Crown. It's where I've brushed up on my British history before my arrival.

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Spring2018_From Kelly Allen - Passport.jpgArriving soon!

As we span in what seemed like endless 5 mph donuts, I thought about what I wanted to get out of this trip. I came to the conclusion that I want to get better at asking questions. I am a journalist, after all. It's our job to be curious. That's the easy part for me. But it's actually asking them that's the tough part. I have all of these questions, but only ever really ask a few. and need to get better at actually asking them. This will be crucial in my internship with fashion label MLML London this semester, so I can learn as much as possible.

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Posted in: London, England, Accommodation Abroad, Arrival

Where You Can Stay When You Study Abroad

Nov 10, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Thanks Aydali!

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Let Me Show You Around My Study Abroad Apartment

Oct 23, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Celess is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Administration major at Riverside City College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Celess tours us around where she's staying during her study abroad in Florence this semester.

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Thanks Celess!

Celess' journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Accommodation Abroad

My Room Abroad This Semester

Oct 13, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Tylor is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Communication major at Arizona State University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Tylor gives us a look into her study abroad accommodation in Dublin.

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Thanks Tylor!

Tylor's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Accommodation Abroad

A Homestay Tour in Florence

Sep 19, 2017 4:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Kristopher (also known as Kip) is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Finance major at University of Colorado - Boulder, he is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Kristopher tours us around his homestay apartment in Florence.

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Thanks Kip!

Kristopher's journey continues every Tuesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Accommodation Abroad

From the English Countryside to My Room in London

Sep 11, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Maureen is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Maureen visits the English countryside and introduces us to her roommates who are studying abroad with her in London.

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Thanks Maureen!

Maureen's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Travel, London, England, Accommodation Abroad

Tour of My Study Abroad Accommodation in Shanghai

Sep 7, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Sarah is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Fashion Retail and Merchandising major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Sarah settles in her study abroad accommodation in Shanghai and takes us on a tour of her dorm.

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Thanks Sarah!

Sarah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Accommodation Abroad

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