A Trip to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Sep 22, 2017 4:30:00 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 University of Arizona, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Tylor visits EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and learns about Ireland's history, culture, diaspora, and the potato famine.

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Thanks Tylor!

Tylor's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Cultural Insights, Activities Abroad

Loving Every Square Inch of the City

Sep 22, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hanna is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing, Finance, and International Business major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Hanna stumbles onto more of Sydney's natural and manmade escapes and sees what the city has to offer.

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Yes, it is that time of the week again folks.

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Let’s begin with this last weekend… The weather is getting better, so it was a perfect weekend to go to the beach. My friends and I were planning to go to Bondi Beach to tan, maybe swim a little, and hike. We grabbed some delicious food, and I was sure to bring my Frisbee with me.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Activities Abroad, Environment

An Inside Look at the Sydney Opera House

Sep 20, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Nicole is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & International Business major at Villanova University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Nicole takes us inside the Sydney Opera House for a quick tour of the iconic Australian landmark.

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Thanks Nicole!

Nicole's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Activities Abroad

A Tranquil Day at Yu Garden in Shanghai

Sep 14, 2017 3:30:00 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 brings us with her on a trip to see the tranquil Yu Garden in Shanghai.

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Thanks Sarah!

Sarah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Activities Abroad, Nature

My Arrival in Firenze

Sep 14, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hayley is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication and Media major at  Merrimack College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Hayley marks her arrival in Florence by getting to know the city and its people.

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It was about 11:00 AM when I was woken up from my nap to the sound of the pilot making an announcement that we were just moments away from arriving in Florence, Italy.

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After a bumpy landing I gathered up my belongings and headed to exit the plane. I remember stepping off the plane and looking at my friend, Autumn. We both had the same excited look on our faces as we took a small shuttle bus to the baggage claim and joked about how there was no turning back now. After months of anticipation I had finally arrived in Florence, Italy!

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Seeing Sydney: Shops, Seasons, and Stunning Strolls

Sep 8, 2017 2:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hanna is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing, Finance, and International Business major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Hanna observes the seasons and hikes on a coastal path to see stunning views in Sydney.

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Hello everyone! It's been a week since you've heard from me. I should say that the last week was not very eventful. I was just trying to get into the routine of studying, going to classes, and interning. However, there are still some things I want to reflect on. 

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Although I've been concentrating on getting back to a school routine, my roommates and I had a chance to explore our neighborhood. As I mentioned before, the apartment is located in a great district right near the heart of Darling Harbor. There are plenty shops and malls within a short walking distance. However, while wandering around recently, we came across a market. The Paddy’s Market is one I would describe as a hidden market under the mall. It has a great variety of small trinkets that a regular tourist might be tempted to acquire: souvenirs, clothing with Australian signs, phone cases, and even mascaraed costumes (which makes me think it is going to be THE place for Halloween shopping).

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Activities Abroad, Environment

Top 10 Free Things to Do in London

Aug 18, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_CorissaWurth_London_Headshot.pngCorissa is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Psychology major at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Corissa tells us the best 10 free things to do in London (great on a budget!).

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Corissa's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned.

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Why Staying in Shape Abroad has More Benefits than You May Think

Aug 2, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

While you’re abroad you’ll be busy studying, eating, traveling and much, much more. While you are caught up in all the excitement of your new location, you may forget about the importance of exercising and staying in shape. Even though you may think running or biking (or any other exercise you may chose) will take time out of your day, there are plenty of ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine, especially in the early stages of your travels.

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One of the best things you can do when you arrive in your new city is run or bike. You’ll be able to do two things at once by learning about where you’ll be living while also burning off the delicious food you ate the night before. You may run past a café that you want to try, or you may get to meet some locals to run with! Either way, it’s a win-win situation. Make sure to not get lost, and also speak to your advisors to see which areas are better to run in than others.

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Posted in: Practical Study Abroad Advice, Health Abroad, Activities Abroad

What Happens When You Stumble upon a Festival

Jun 27, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_JiwonChoi_Florence_Headshot.pngJiwon Choi is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. An Art History major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Jiwon happened upon many people dressed up for something- so she sought out to find the reason!

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This past weekend, we decided to rest up and catch up on sleep. With my free time I decided to look around the leather market and Ponte Vecchio.

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While I was looking around I realized that there was a large group of people who were wearing similar clothes. At first I thought it was a huge tourist group, but they were spread out everywhere. Feeling confused I headed back to my apartment and while passing through Pallazo de Signoria, I saw a huge parade of traditionally dressed men marching through the square. They had spears, swords, and arrows as if they were from the renaissance era. The soldiers were followed by a white bull with it’s hooves and horns painted gold. I didn't understand what was going on but I was excited by this random encounter of a special event. I felt lucky to pass through that exact place at that exact time.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Activities Abroad

Finding my Favorite Excursion: an Overnight in the Zoo

Jun 27, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_SkyleeLawton_Sydney_Headshot.pngSkylee Lawton is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Public Relations major at SUNY Oswego, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Skylee visits the animals of Taronga Zoo, and shares her expeirence staying among them overnight.

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I spent a lot of time wondering which CAPA excursion I wanted to cover for a blog. I wasn’t sure which one would be my favorite, but I now know without a doubt which one is. I am so glad that I waited to write about it because there is so much about the Taronga Zoo Roar n Snore that I could talk about. I’ll be showing the pictures I took there to all my friends and family back home for a while. They'll get sick of it- I just know it.

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The Taronga Zoo is a very famous attraction in the Sydney area. It is a non-profit sister company with the zoo in San Diego and is very focused on the conservation, protection and advancement of so many animals. Most of the animals we saw were close to extinction or only living in that specific facility. The majority were also breeders who traveled from zoo to zoo in attempt to increase the population of their species. It was so big, I could easily get lost if I wasn’t with a large group.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Activities Abroad

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