Comparing My Semester in Florence to Friends' in Madrid and Paris

Nov 8, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Payton Meyer

In this week's post, Payton talks about visiting her friends over fall break in Madrid and Paris, and shares what their study abroad and daily experiences are like over there compared to hers in Florence, as well what she has learned about herself thus far.

Ciao! I just got back into the swing of things after an amazing fall break spent visiting Paris, Amsterdam, and Madrid. I absolutely loved exploring, but, of course, started to miss Florence, and was ready to come home after a long week away. I stayed with friends that are also studying in Paris and Madrid, and it was really interesting to see how their experience differed from mine. Although there were a bunch of awesome things to appreciate about studying in those cities, it made me realize everything I love about CAPA and Florence, and why it’s such a perfect fit for me.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Study Abroad, Fall Break Abroad, Travel, Personal Learning, College Life, Why Study Abroad

Strategizing for Assignment Week in Dublin

Nov 7, 2018 2:30:00 PM / by Casey Rhode

In this week's post, Casey talks about what assignment week is in Dublin and what college life is like during this time, including the projects she has worked on so far!

I’m in shock how fast time has flown by. It is officially midterm time and assignment week. This means there is only a month and a half left of my time studying abroad! For those of you who don’t know, assignment week is a week off for us students. It is supposed to be used to work on midterm assignments that are due the following week. A time where you do all your research and hope it’s enough to get you a passing grade on the assignment.

Not to say assignments aren’t important in America, but they’re way more important here. Between my two Griffith College classes I have a total of five assignments for the entire semester. I have three essays for my Film Studies course, each worth 33.3% of my final grade. For my Visual Communications course, I have two assignments, one worth 40% and one worth 60%. I have no final exams at all this semester. Also, grades don’t go up to 100 here, they go to 70. This means that I need a 40 overall in my classes to pass, or I fail. Talk about stressed, right?

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Classes, Classes in Dublin, Academics Abroad, Study Abroad, College Life

Welcome to My Neighborhood and the Entrepreneurial Stories That Live Within

Oct 25, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Mariah Thomas

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Mariah is an official CAPA blogger, sharing her story on CAPA World. A Journalism major at SUNY Purchase College, she is studying abroad in London.

In today's post, Mariah talks about her curiosity and interest in her new Shepherd's Bush neighborhood for the semester and shares some of the entrepreneurial stories that led to businesses in the area.

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When I arrived in Shepherd’s Bush, the neighborhood I was set to live in during my stay in London, I didn’t know what to expect.

Entrance Leading to Study Abroad AccommodationWalk-through entrance to the study abroad accommodation area.

What kind of neighborhood is this? What kind of people live here? What should I expect?— were questions that ran through my mind as I google mapped the Goldhawk location in the comfort of my home, contemplating if the wide bricked drive thru and tall black gates was the entrance to my new temporary home.

To my utmost satisfaction and shock, it was.

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Posted in: London, England, Accommodation Abroad, Environment, Study Abroad, College Life

A Day in My Study Abroad Life in Florence

Oct 17, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Michaella Estevez is an official CAPA vlogger, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing major at University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this today's post, Michaella shows us how she starts off a day in her life as a study abroad student in Florence as she makes her way to class.

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Thanks Michaella!

See more of Michaella's journey in Florence.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, College Life, Food in Florence, Environment, Study Abroad

A Day in the Life—CAPA Barcelona

Oct 8, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Amaia Rioseco

In this week's vlog, Amaia takes us through a day in the life of her study abroad program in Barcelona, from taking the metro to enjoying lunch at the Spanish staple, 100 Montaditos. 

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Food In Spain, Local Culture, Day in the Life, College Life

Study Break: All the Things You Can Do Off Campus in Shanghai

Oct 2, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's post, Rachel shows us the different things you can do and places to visit outside ECNU's campus in Shanghai.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, College Life, Activities Abroad, Must Do

A Tour of the Beautiful ECNU Campus in Shanghai

Sep 25, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

Rachel Epp

Rachel Epp is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Global Business major at Cedarville University, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Rachel takes us on a campus tour of East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai and shows us some of the greenery there.

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Thanks, Rachel!

Rachel's journey continues every Tuesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Environment, College Life

A Tour of Where I Study Abroad at Griffith College

Jul 27, 2018 1:30:00 PM / by Rachel Howell

Rachel Howell

Rachel is an official CAPA vlogger for summer 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Visual Media major at Auburn University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Rachel takes us on a tour of where she attends her classes at Griffith College. She also gives us a look at what the campus looks like and where she usually frequents.

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Thanks Rachel!

Rachel's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Classes, Academics Abroad, College Life, Environment

A Day in the Life of a Spring Semester Student in Florence

Apr 5, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Rachel is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Administration major at Merrimack College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Rachel takes us through a day in her life and what she does during her abroad in Florence this spring semester.

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It is hard to sum up a typical week here because I am usually always on the go and doing something new every day. I thought I would try to take everyone along through a “day in the life” of a student here in Florence and some of my favorite places!

Bread and Break Bakery in FlorenceBread and Break Bakery in Florence

Monday

My week starts with beginning Italian class on Monday. I usually wake up around 8:30am and have breakfast in my apartment and get ready. Sometimes I’ll stop at a café near my apartments called “Bread and Break” to get a croissant and a cappuccino before class.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Study Abroad, College Life

Go with the Flo': One Day at a Time

Nov 21, 2017 4:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Kristopher (also known as Kip) is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Finance major at University of Colorado - Boulder, he is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Kristopher shows us a day in his life as a study abroad student in Florence.

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Thanks Kip!

Kristopher's journey continues every Tuesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, College Life, Classes, Academics Abroad

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