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How Studying Abroad Impacted my Career

Dec 2, 2020 9:58:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

CAPA alum Ellie LaFountain studied and interned abroad in Dublin, Ireland in fall 2019. Today, she’s back to give us an update on what she’s been up to since graduating from Ursinus College, and she shares how her experience in Dublin helped her get to where she is now.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, CAPA Alumni

The 3 Most Valuable Aspects of my Time in Sydney

Nov 24, 2020 10:07:00 AM / by Minh Ta

CAPA Sydney alum Minh Ta is back to share why the best part of his college life was studying abroad in Sydney! With this city being a home to different cultures, Minh took this opportunity to dive head first into life as a local—both personally and professionally—and soak in the range of academic courses that enriched his experience.

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Posted in: CAPA Alumni, Sydney, Australia

One Year Later: A Reflection on my Internship in Sydney

Nov 2, 2020 9:26:00 AM / by Cory Clemente

CAPA Sydney alumnus Cory Clemente joins us to share an honest reflection on his internship in Sydney one year after he has retuned home. Check out the video to hear about Cory's experiences and to see what he got out of his internship!

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Posted in: CAPA Alumni, Sydney, Australia, Internships Abroad

How Studying Abroad has Benefitted me Personally and Professionally

Oct 29, 2020 9:33:00 AM / by Oriana Garcia

In this vlog, CAPA Florence Alum Oriana Garcia reflects on her semester abroad after a year and a half and shares how her experience has made an impact on her life, both personally and professionally.

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Posted in: CAPA Alumni, Florence, Italy, florence-vlog

Q&A with CAPA Florence alum CeDrice Howard

Dec 17, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna CeDrice answers 10 questions about her experience studying abroad in Florence and her time so far as a CAPA Ambassador!

CAPA World: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where did you study abroad and from which home institution? What is your major?
CeDrice Howard:  I’m a third year Physician Assistant student at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. This past summer, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy for about three weeks. I enjoy working out, being with my friends, and watching TV.
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Posted in: CAPA Alumni, Interviews, Florence, Italy, CAPA Ambassadors, Florence Interviews

How A Semester Abroad Transformed My Career Goals and Trajectory

Nov 29, 2018 10:07:00 AM / by Guest Posts

After interning abroad with CAPA Sydney in 2013, alumna Kristen Geatz realized she wanted change her career path from law to international education. Read about more about her experience and where she is now!

In my current role at IIE, when people ask me what my degree is in, I get some very strange looks when I answer. I guess “I have a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society” doesn’t make much sense in a world where everyone studied international relations or global affairs. But in a roundabout way, my degree had everything to do with my love for international education, and my time abroad with CAPA was transformative in shaping my career goals and trajectory.

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Posted in: CAPA Alumni, International Education, Sydney, Australia, Internships Abroad, Professional Development

Q&A with CAPA Florence alum Lindsey Feamster

Nov 16, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, Lindsey answers 10 questions about her experience studying abroad in Florence and her time so far as a CAPA Ambassador!

CAPA World: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where did you study abroad and from which home institution? What is your major?
Lindsey Feamster: My name is Lindsey Feamster and I’m a junior at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.  I’m a theatre performance major with a minor in sociology and this past summer I had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy for a month. 
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Posted in: CAPA Alumni, Interviews, Florence, Italy, CAPA Ambassadors, Florence Interviews

Advice: Studying Abroad is the Best Decision I've Ever Made

Sep 27, 2018 2:30:00 PM / by Kelly Allen

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

In today's post, Kelly reflects on her time studying and interning abroad in London and shares encouragement and advice on how to make this your best decision yet.

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If you’re having doubts about studying abroad or it has barely crossed your mind, look no further for advice than what I’m about to tell you.

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Deciding to study abroad was quite possibly the best decision I’ve ever made. When I got into the CAPA London program to study and intern abroad, my dad asked me if I really wanted to do this. I was offended at the question and honestly teared up for a second at the thought of not going. That question did make me have second thoughts for a moment, though. I suppose that if I didn’t go, I wouldn’t know what I missed. But now that I’ve spent the best months of my life studying and interning in London (yes, I know—it’s a very cliche thing to say), I wouldn’t take it back for the world.

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Posted in: London, England, CAPA Alumni, Practical Study Abroad Advice, Study Abroad, Personal Learning, Tips

Study Abroad as an Investment in Yourself and Your Career

May 1, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Alumni Interview: Edgar Trujillo

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Meet Edgar Trujillo, a Sociology major from UC Davis who studied abroad in London during spring 2016. Below, he talks about how his internship led him to his current job in higher education, how he stayed active abroad, and how his experience led to positive changes in his confidence and ability to be independent.

CW: Tell us a bit about yourself.
EDGAR TRUJILLO: I grew up in the Monterey Bay of California and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from UC Davis in 2016. Currently, I work for UC Davis as a Program Coordinator for the UC Davis Center for Human Services. I strive every day to provide human service professionals the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to best serve their communities by coordinating the administration of our skill-building workshops. Besides my work, I love to take long drives and hike the breathtaking wonders of California’s National Parks.

In my senior year of college, I came to the realization that if I ever wanted to travel across the globe, I would have to do it with haste. As a young person, I enjoy pursuing situations that provide me a more cohesive understanding of the world, and living for three months in the UK sounded like the perfect opportunity for me.

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Posted in: CAPA Alumni, Interviews

How a Summer Abroad Led to Graduate School in London

Apr 24, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Alumna Interview: Victoria Ruggiero

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Meet Victoria Ruggiero, a communication and international business major who studied abroad in London in the summer of 2016. Below, she talks about her love of staying active outdoors, how her internship experience led her to want a job in the international sector, and why she loved living in Camden Town and thinks you would, too.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
VICTORIA RUGGIERO: My name is Victoria Ruggiero; I am from Long Island, New York. I am graduating in May of this year from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego with a degree in Communication and International Business. At school, I am a part of the Ski and Snowboarding Club, as well as the Outdoor Club. I really enjoy anything outdoors; I love to hike, bike, swim, snowboard, and soak in the sun. I have an intense passion for traveling to various destinations and exploring new places. This past summer, I had the privilege of studying abroad in London with the CAPA program. Studying and interning in London was the best experience of my entire life. I was able to experience an entirely new culture which allowed me to learn so much about myself, and the world around me.

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Posted in: London, England, CAPA Alumni, Interviews

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