Words by Leonard Chew, a University of Buffalo alum who studied abroad in London with CAPA International Education in 2012.
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The CAPA-UB (University at Buffalo) semester in London program which I participated in three years ago is a memory which I look back upon fondly.
I would say that those three months played a key role in shaping the direction I have taken in life. Sometimes I pause and think, what a good decision I made to apply for the program!
I am grateful to have reaped so much more than I expected. Besides broadening my horizons (I had previously never been to Europe before), it occurred to me that perhaps I should consider studying and working abroad, which indeed turned out to be the case. How different things might have been without the London experience.
Photo: With (part of) my London tribe outside our apartment
Back then, even though I was a psychology major, I decided to apply for an internship related to automobiles – one of my key but non-academic interests. When I received CAPA’s email informing me that they worked out an arrangement with Automotive PR (now Torque Agency Group), a public relations firm specialising in the automotive sector, I was overjoyed.