5 Reasons to Attend CAPA’s Global Education Workshop in Shanghai This Fall 2018

Aug 9, 2018 11:15:00 AM / by Institutional Relations Team

Calling all institutions!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like for your students to study abroad in Shanghai? This October, join CAPA in Shanghai at our Global Education Workshop to get a firsthand look at what this incredible city has to offer.

Global Education Workshop in Shanghai: October 8-13, 2018

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As a participant in this 5-day workshop, you will analyze and explore Shanghai, much like your students will, while gaining insight into CAPA’s approach to teaching the city. Over the course of this workshop, we will also work with you to discuss the programs that best suit your institution’s needs.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, CAPA Staff

5 Reasons to Attend CAPA’s Global Education Workshop in Florence This Fall 2018

Aug 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Institutional Relations Team

Calling all institutions!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like for your students to study abroad in Florence? This October, join CAPA in Florence at our Global Education Workshop to get a firsthand look at what this incredible city has to offer.

Global Education Workshop in Florence: October 27-November 1, 2018

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As a participant in this 5-day workshop, you will analyze and explore Florence, much like your students will, while gaining insight into CAPA’s approach to teaching the city. Over the course of this workshop, we will also work with you to discuss the programs that best suit your institution’s needs.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, CAPA Staff

DisGO Beyond with CAPA at the Boston Pride Parade 2018

Jun 5, 2018 4:30:00 PM / by admin

Happy Pride Week! This year, we are proud to be marching in the 2018 Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Join us as we celebrate diversity and the LGBTQIA community in our global city of Boston. As part of our ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion, CAPA The Global Education Network is sponsoring a Pride Parade Float and invites YOU – our partners, alumni, friends, and staff – to march alongside as we DisGO Beyond to the beat!



How Do I Register?

It is completely FREE for you to attend this! We only ask that you register here, that way we can keep track and notify you of any updates.

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Posted in: Diversity Abroad, CAPA Staff, Identity

Increasing Accessibility for Underrepresented Students to Study Abroad

Apr 4, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

An Interview with CAPA Institutional Relations Manager for Equity and Inclusion Initiatives: Darin Smith-Gaddis

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Meet Darin Smith-Gaddis, CAPA's first Institutional Relations Manager for Equity and Inclusion InitiativesSince his start with CAPA in 2014, Darin has focused on building relationships with institutional partners. Drawing from his experience in developing key programs for education and diversity and inclusion efforts, he is committed to helping others understand and expand access for underrepresented students to study abroad. Below, he shares what led to his current role at CAPA, why study abroad is important, and how educators and institutions can be more inclusive. 

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself and your work with CAPA.
DARIN SMITH-GADDIS: I work on Equity and Inclusion initiatives as an Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA. I’ve had the opportunity to travel most of my life, starting with many trips from my home, Anchorage, Alaska, to visit relatives and friends in other states and other countries. I participated in my first study abroad in high school, spending an academic year in Brasilia, Brazil. After that I guess I never stopped. I participated in two study abroad programs in undergrad to the Czech Republic and several former Yugoslav countries and just kept going. By 30 I’d flown over 1 million miles getting to know the diverse communities and cultures that make up our world. At CAPA my primary goal is to increase accessibility for students to study abroad. Working with faculty, administrators and students, I try to bring study abroad concepts to fruition, create connections that lead to programs, and develop solutions to challenges to break down barriers. This means making sure our partners are informed and supported as they pursue their respective institutional missions.

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How Study Abroad is a Forever Experience

Feb 8, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

A CAPA Staff Interview: Taylor Nolan

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Meet CAPA admissions advisor Taylor Nolan. Below, she tells us more about her role, why her study abroad journey was the time of her life, and what her memorable experience is from working with students.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself and some of your hobbies and interests and where you’re from originally. What’s the coolest thing about living in Boston? 
TAYLOR NOLAN: Hi I am Taylor! I am from Rhode Island, went to college in South Carolina, and now I'm back in the great white north. Ever since I was little and I took "vacations" to Boston, I knew I wanted to live here. I love the hustle and bustle of the city. My hobbies involve doing anything social. I love to meet new people and chat over coffee for hours. The coolest part about living in Boston is that there are endless possibilities of activities to do: going to museums, concerts, games, restaurants, views, tours, coffee shops, etc...

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How Studying Abroad Can Spark the Flame for an International Career

Feb 6, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

An Interview with CAPA Buenos Aires Resident Director: Marlena Reimer

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Meet Marlena Reimer, the Resident Director of CAPA Buenos Aires. She joins CAPA after stints in the U.S. and abroad working in education and other fields, as well as volunteering. Below, she talks about the work she has done so far, why studying abroad opens doors, and how special Buenos Aires and its people are.    

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about your work with CAPA. How long have you lived in Buenos Aires? 
MARLENA REIMER: I stumbled upon CAPA late last year, while searching for cross-cultural and international studies teaching opportunities here in Buenos Aires. It was pure luck that they happened to be searching for a Resident Director for their Buenos Aires program. I joined the CAPA team three weeks ago and, since then, have been learning the ins and the outs of CAPA's international programming and preparing for the arrival of our Spring term students.

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Posted in: Interviews, Buenos Aires, Argentina, CAPA Staff

Traveling is Great, But Studying Abroad is Even More Wonderful

Feb 1, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

An Interview with CAPA Sydney Resident Director: Samantha Grant

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Meet Samantha Grant, the Resident Director of CAPA Sydney. With experiences and adventures from around the world, including key positions managing student welfare and cultural exchange programs at Victoria University and the University of Sydney, she joined CAPA to oversee student services and internships. Below, she shares how students can prepare for a fulfilling semester abroad, where the hidden gems and good food places are, and what you can look forward to at CAPA Sydney.    

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about your work with CAPA. How long have you lived in Sydney? 
SAMANTHA GRANT: I started with CAPA as Sydney's Resident Director in November 2017, so I have only been with the organization a short while, but already love the people, the culture, and the reasons why the company exists. In my role as Resident Director I oversee internships and student services, as well as having the great pleasure of spending lots of time with the wonderful Sydney staff and our students.

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Posted in: Interviews, Sydney, Australia, CAPA Staff

From Studying Abroad in London to Helping Others Get There

Jan 30, 2018 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

A CAPA Staff Interview: Rachel Long

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Meet CAPA London alumna and admissions advisor Rachel Long. Below, she tells us how reflecting on her study abroad experience led her back to CAPA, why there are many opportunities to study and intern abroad, and how she can help you (and your parents) with your study abroad dilemmas.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself and some of your hobbies and interests and where you’re from originally. What’s the coolest thing about living in Boston? 
RACHEL LONG: My name is Rachel, and I'm originally from Hopewell Junction, New York. I studied and interned abroad in London with CAPA in 2016. I was also the CAPA Ambassador for SUNY Oswego (where I graduated in May 2017) and now I'm an Admissions Advisor! The coolest thing about Boston is, even though it's a smaller city, there is still plenty to do and explore. I also have family here so it's always great to see them. Some of my hobbies are: playing and watching sports, reading, and traveling!

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Posted in: London, England, Interviews, CAPA Staff

Why Studying and Living Abroad Will Change Your Life

Jun 5, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Staff Interview: Terese Wahler

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Meet Terese Wahler, Manager of Student Admissions at CAPA The Global Education Network. Below, she talks about how to overcome challenges abroad, how to choose the best country or program, and shares her best piece of travel and study abroad advice.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself and some of your hobbies and interests and where you’re from originally. What’s the coolest thing about living in Boston?
TERESE WAHLER: I love anything outdoors and am a big fan of hiking, camping and swimming. When I am not outside I like to read, any subject that interests me in the moment and to always keep learning. I am originally from California, but I have lived in Boston for the past 10 years. The coolest thing about living here is all of the history that surrounds you, wherever you go and there are always new things to try from food, music, festivals, etc.

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From Student to Employee: My Life With CAPA

May 29, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Staff Interview: Emily Kearns

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Meet CAPA Florence alumna and admissions advisor Emily Kearns. Below, she tells us what it's like to go from studying abroad with CAPA to working for the company, how studying abroad made her more independent, and the three most common questions she helps study abroad students navigate.

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Posted in: Interviews, Florence, Italy, CAPA Staff

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