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.

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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.    

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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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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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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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How Studying Abroad Led to My Career in Higher Education

May 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Staff Interview: Mary Brown, Admissions Advisor

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Meet Mary Brown, an admissions advisor at CAPA. Below, she talks about why she chose to study abroad, how that led her to her current role at CAPA, and what she loves most about helping students achieve their dream of studying abroad!

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?
MARY BROWN: I am originally from Saco, Maine and essentially grew up in the woods which I loved. I think because of my upbringing I have always been a bit more keen to do outdoorsy activities like hiking, swimming, and running. Since those are all generic hobbies I spice things up with some knitting, experimental cooking, my new love for the ukulele, and of course, traveling!

I would say the coolest thing about living in Boston is how many different events happen at any given time. Just this past weekend I accidentally walked into the Japan Festival of Boston which was amazing. I love that there is always something to do for everyone.

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16 Travel Tips From the CAPA Staff

Feb 14, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

The dos and don'ts of travel cover endless topics: where to eat, what to see, how much sight-seeing you can fit into one day, and more. For inexperienced travelers, planning your trip can seem exhausting, and you haven't even left yet!

Luckily, CAPA’s staff are some of the most well-traveled people out there. We asked around the office for the best tips to help you have the most amazing experience possible, no matter where you're headed.

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Here are 16 of their best tips: 

1. Ask people you know through social media if they have been where you’re going and what their recommendations are. You can also ask if they have any local friends abroad who you can meet up with while you’re there.

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10 Years with CAPA & The Importance of Study Abroad

Sep 5, 2016 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Meet the CAPA Staff: Anne McDonnell

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Meet Anne McDonnell, Director of Pre-Departure Services, who has been turning the wheels behind the scenes at CAPA for more than 10 years. That makes for a lot of students who have been advised by Anne and her team, who have read the pre-departure materials that were meticulously written and revised by her and her team over time and who have spoken to Anne themselves before traveling. And anyone who has encountered Anne will know she has an infectious enthusiasm for travel, a great curiosity about the world we live and work in and always an entertaining story or two from her latest adventure to share. Her belief in the importance of study abroad runs deep, as you'll read below. She also shares some excellent recommendations for students about to embark on their journey and gives us a glimpse into her colorful office.  

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Photo: Buenos Aires, Argentina 2016

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself and some of your hobbies and interests. What’s the coolest thing about calling Boston home?
ANNE MCDONNELL: I have worked for CAPA for 10 years as of June 2016. I studied Spanish Language and Literature at UMASS Amherst and spent a semester in Seville, Spain. I love art and music – especially jazz, Latin jazz, Motown, and classics from the '40s – '70s. I try to seek out all of the above performed live in and around Boston. I love to travel and have a reputation for finding pretty good deals on airfare. Having lived in the Boston area since I was 11-years-old, you’d think the novelty of calling Boston home would have worn off, but it is still an incredible city. The presence of so many universities creates fantastic opportunities for cultural experiences – like the free film series at UMASS Boston. Its proximity to the ocean, however, may be my favorite aspect of living in Boston. I can easily take the Blue Line out to Revere Beach throughout the year and walk along the coast. It’s very calming.

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On Relocating to Pursue a Career You Love

May 2, 2016 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

 Meet the CAPA Staff: Leah Gillen

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Meet CAPA Admissions Advisor Leah Gillen. Leah loves to travel, of course, spending a semester abroad in college, heading to Turkey to teach English and then relocating from her home in Pittsburgh to Boston for her current role. Below, Leah shares the best part about her job, tells us which Turkish dish she most enjoys cooking and lets us in on the one thing she would most like to have on her desk right now. 

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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?
LEAH GILLEN: My name is Leah. I’ve been working as an Admissions Advisor at CAPA and living in Boston for about eight months now. I’m originally from Pittsburgh, where my family and our two French bulldogs still live. The coolest thing about living in Boston is all there is to do around the city! It never ends.

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