CAPA is aware of the incident in London this morning. We are checking in with all students but have no reason to believe any of our students are involved. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Walk-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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Florence
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.
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.