10 Things I'll Miss From Studying Abroad in Dublin

Dec 14, 2018 1:13:00 PM / by Jessica Kisluk

In one of her final posts, Jessica lists the 10 things she's come to love in Dublin and will miss as she returns home from studying abroad. From tasty treats to favorite landmarks, check out to see what makes all of these special and memorable in Dublin!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Activities Abroad, Top 10, Tips

Making New Memories While Celebrating Traditions Abroad

Dec 14, 2018 11:34:00 AM / by Christopher Halka

Feeling a sense of community is one way to make the holidays special abroad. Christopher talks about making memories with friends as he celebrates his birthday at the top of the Shard in London and Thanksgiving with his flatmates this holiday season. 

In this week’s post I am going to be discussing how I have continued following certain holiday traditions over the past couple weeks and how my experiences of celebrating them in a different environment has created lasting memories. They will be some of the best experiences of my semester.

The first tradition I continued with celebrating was American Thanksgiving. In America, I typically celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, friends, and relatives. We watch football, each delicious food, and reconnect through conversations. However, since Thanksgiving is an American holiday I spent the day by working at my internship site for the full day, which was something I had never experienced before and was very interesting. After 5:30 came around I returned back to my flat where I then celebrated “Flatsgiving” with roughly 20 other of the people living in our building.

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Posted in: London, England, Activities Abroad, Holidays Abroad

How Working on My 'Zine of Gigs in London Helped Me Make Amazing Memories

Dec 8, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Maisie Haney

In today's post, Maisie shares how she makes memories by attending music gigs in London and compiling her film photos in zines. Zines are almost like a diary, where one can put together their favorite memories. Check out what Maisie is doing for hers!

Before I even came to London, I began my engulfing obsession of zines. I bought too many zines, I made long lists of zines I would make if I would ever stop being lazy, and I often straightened the zine section at my internship because I loved them oh so much. There is something so good and honest about a zine—it’s almost like someone’s sketchbook, all of the markings made in an effort to figure out what the artist wants to do. A zine is like a diary. Zines are so nice, you should pick one up sometime.

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Posted in: London, England, Activities Abroad, Personal Learning

Affordable Activities for Students in London: Explore the Museums

Dec 7, 2018 9:20:00 AM / by Christopher Halka

With an abundance of things to do in London, Christopher suggests a highly affordable activity for students: visiting museums! In this week's post, he lays out why you should stop by several museums in London (with FREE entry!), what his favorites have been so far, and how CAPA field trips have been enriching for his courses abroad.

During my semester in London, I found that one of my favorite hobbies has been touring the many different museums located here in the city. Growing up, I was always a fan of educating myself through the stimulating visual and sensory learning experience in a museum. Living 30 minutes from New York City by train, I spent much of my childhood inside some form of a museum, and the same can be said for my time spent here in London.

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Posted in: London, England, Activities Abroad, Budgeting, Tips

A 5-Stop Tour of London's Goldhawk Neighborhood Where CAPA Students Live

Dec 3, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Genevieve Rice

See what living in London could look like while you study and intern abroad! Genevieve takes us on a tour of the Goldhawk neighborhood where CAPA students live and shows us 5 of her favorite spots to frequent. Here's everything you need to know about where to run, study, and shop in Goldhawk.

I looked at the syllabi for the different CAPA classes to see which ones would interest me. I explored CAPA's London Institute main page, and I pinterested London (obviously an accurate representation of the city), but what really made up my mind on this program was the CAPA blog posts that I read.

This may be because I personally enjoy blogs as their format appeals to my imagination, but the post that really stood out to me and made the coming semester feel so much more real was a past blogger's tour of their apartment. So, I thought that I would return the favor and give a tour of my neighborhood, Goldhawk, for anyone out there who is reading these blog posts in order to gain a better understanding of what their abroad experience could look like in Goldhawk.

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Posted in: London, England, Why Study Abroad, Accommodation Abroad, Activities Abroad

What It's Actually Like to Spend Thanksgiving with CAPA

Nov 28, 2018 4:58:25 PM / by Casey Rhode

In this week's post, Casey shares how she overcame homesickness and celebrated Thanksgiving in Dublin with activities by CAPA and Griffith College Student Union. She also reveals what she's grateful for during this semester of adventure.

It has been a long, emotional, and fun week here in Dublin. Homesickness settled in as Thanksgiving approached. It was the first time I wasn’t home for a major holiday, and since Thanksgiving festivities aren’t celebrated in Ireland, I had to go to my internship and class. While that was unusual for me, the activities were a lot of fun.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Activities Abroad, Holidays Abroad, Homesickness

7 Must-See Places to Visit While Studying in Florence

Nov 27, 2018 9:09:00 AM / by Connor McGlone

Want to know the beautiful and iconic spots you should visit when you study abroad in Florence? Let Connor walk you through his list of the 7 must-see places in this global, historic, and art-filled city. From museums to churches to great architectural structures, make sure to take note of these places!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Must Do, Activities Abroad

‘Wait, There’s No Uber in Ireland?’ and Other Discoveries During a Weekend in Dublin

Nov 23, 2018 12:15:00 PM / by Christopher Halka

In this week's post, Christopher makes a strong case about visiting Ireland after spending a weekend discovering the locale and cuisine. He also completes a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher and experiences the tremendous beauty in the area. 

Last weekend, three of my flatmates and I took a trip to Ireland, more specifically, Dublin. Our trip started on the budget airline, Ryanair, which is known for its low fares. I was actually very pleased with the flight as the entire duration of the flight was a little over an hour and 15 minutes. This enabled me to take 20-minute power naps each way, when the plane would reach its cruising altitude.

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Posted in: London, England, Activities Abroad, Travel, Weekend Trip

An Interview with Another CAPA Sydney Student About His Experience Abroad

Nov 23, 2018 9:37:00 AM / by Lorenzo Corazzin

CAPA Sydney blogger Lorenzo catches up with his classmate Ethan for an interview about his experience, travels, and semester abroad away from Pittsburgh. They also chat about what excursions to expect with CAPA Sydney, how surreal New Zealand is, and why you should study abroad.

In today's post, I'll be interviewing my classmate Ethan and share with you the amazing stories he has from CAPA Sydney and his travels around the region. Ethan is a senior studying supply chain and marketing at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating next May.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Activities Abroad, Why Study Abroad

Learning the History of Roman Baths

Nov 22, 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 the time she went on a CAPA London excursion to the Roman Baths and learned about its history and relevance.

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CAPA hosts several excursions and My Global City events to help us explore the beautiful and vibrant city of London. One such event was the trip to the Roman Baths.

Overlooking the Roman Baths

The Roman Baths is located in the English City of Bath. It’s a preserved Roman site for public bathing. In ancient times, bathing was a common daily activity that was practiced through all of the different social classes

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Posted in: London, England, Activities Abroad, History Abroad

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