Feeling Grateful for Daily Life as a Student in Florence

Nov 22, 2018 10:45:00 AM / by Payton Meyer

In this week's post, Payton expresses what she's grateful for—the chance to experience a semester abroad and Thanksgiving in Florence. Her daily life hasn't been the same since the beginning of the fall, so read on to see what her new routine and habits are like and how she'll be spending Thanksgiving abroad.

Ciao! This week, I thought I would describe a typical day in the life of a CAPA student, and why I find it so interesting to live and study in Florence. First, let’s talk about Mondays.

On a typical Monday morning, I wake up around 10 am and start my stroll to class shortly after. I live about a 15-minute walk (20 minutes if I’m feeling hungry and stop for a croissant) from CAPA, and make my way through one of my favorite squares in the city, Piazza Della Repubblica, preceded by alleys lined with high-end designer retail stores. The square has been under construction since I’ve been in Florence, making it a bit less picturesque, but I’ve been able to see some pretty cool Roman ruins that lie beneath the Florentine streets as a result of the excavation process. The square is a hot spot for street performers that station themselves in front of the carousel and play beautiful acoustic versions of well-known songs, surrounded by happy onlookers. I always leave myself a little extra time to stop, listen, and remind myself how cool it is that I live here.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Academics Abroad, Holidays Abroad, Day in the Life, Classes in Florence

Why London is a New Experience for All Five Senses

Nov 16, 2018 9:15:00 AM / by Christopher Halka

In this week's post, Christopher talks about why London is unlike any city in the world and how you can observe and experience the city with all of your senses. He also details what it's like to orient yourself in London and pay attention to the daily sights, smells, sounds, and more!

During my time living abroad, I have been situated in one of the most global, bustling, hyperactive cities in the world—London. It is evident through my plethora of different experiences that the time spent in London is unlike any other and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. As humans we find that we learn and pick up on traits very quickly if we are attentive and are using our senses to help us get accustomed to our surroundings. In this post, I am going to give you on a first-hand account of my experience of what life is typically like in London.

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Posted in: London, England, Food in London, Day in the Life, Personal Learning, Why Study Abroad

How to Unwind Between Busy Days of Interning and Studying Abroad in Shanghai

Nov 1, 2018 11:17:00 AM / by Daniel Powell

After a busy week at his internship, CAPA official vlogger Dan Powell takes you through a relaxing weekend in Shanghai. Between exploring parks near campus and staying fit, watch for ideas on how to maintain balance in your life while studying abroad.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Day in the Life, Internships in Shanghai

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

Thoughts After 1 Week Studying in Shanghai

Oct 5, 2018 10:04:35 AM / by Daniel Powell

In this week's post, Dan Powell fills us in on his first week studying abroad in Shanghai, from sights he's seen to a discussion of the complex politics of US/China trade.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Day in the Life, Food in Shanghai, Staying Fit, Accommodation Abroad

A Day in the Life of a CAPA Sydney Student

Oct 5, 2018 9:34:00 AM / by Lorenzo Corazzin

In this week's post, Lorenzo discusses his daily routine in Sydney, from waking up, going to his internship and classes, to spending evenings with his new friends!

As a student and intern in Australia, many different things happen on a regular basis and especially being in a city like Sydney, my daily life is somewhat unpredictable. However, I have still developed a routine that is more or less regular across weekdays. Given the similarities between the United States and Australia it is not hard to have the same lifestyle you have at home.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Environment, Day in the Life, Classes in Sydney

Fall 2018: A Day in the Life of a CAPA London Student

Oct 3, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by Ellen Anderson

Ellen Anderson

Ellen Anderson is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Child Psychology major at  University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Ellen takes us through a day in her life in London. From her morning commute on the Tube, a tour of the CAPA London center and picking up lunch at the nearby Sainsbury's, to having a potluck with friends, see what daily life on a CAPA London program is actually like!


Thanks, Ellen!

Ellen's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: London, England, Day in the Life, Shopping Abroad, Food in London, Commuting in London


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