Conversations on Studying Abroad

10 Interesting Facts About Barcelona

Nov 20, 2018 11:45:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Before you travel to the land of Gaudi’s magical modernist architecture, endless plates of tapas, and one of the world’s most famous soccer teams, read up on a few interesting facts about one of our great global cities: Barcelona!

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Posted in: Cultural Insights, Barcelona, Spain, Top 10, Local Culture, Cultural Immersion

Finding Peace with Nature During My Semester in China

Nov 12, 2018 11:45:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, Nicole talks about her experience visiting Guilin, a city in central China, and how this trip led her to connect with nature.

It wasn’t until the trip to Guilin that I realized my love for nature and how happy I was to be in China. Known for its unique landscape of limestone karst hills, Guilin is a city of world renown natural beauty. 

The Guilin trip, organized by East China Normal University, invited all international students to explore the beautiful scenery of the Guangxi Zhuang region. After a nine-hour ride in the bullet train, we started our adventure. We visited the Elephant Trunk, the Longji Terrace, Xingping Town, the Lijiang River, but my favorite place was the Gudong Waterfall.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Nature, Weekend Trip, Cultural Immersion

7 Ways CAPA Students Can Experience Cultural Immersion

Nov 5, 2018 11:13:48 AM / by Institutional Relations Team

When you are thousands of miles from home in a new country, how do you break out of the “American bubble” and actively integrate in the host culture? In this post, we’re checking in with our students to see how they have explored different avenues for cultural immersion in their Global City.

Here are just a few examples of how you can learn about cultural traditions, meet locals, and go beyond while abroad!

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Posted in: Cultural Insights, Local Culture, Why Study Abroad, Cultural Immersion


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