How to Go Beyond With the LGBTQ+ Community All Year Round

Jul 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Institutional Relations Team

For a second year in a row, CAPA was proud to march in the Boston Pride Parade in June to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. We invited our partners, alumni, friends, and staff to march (and dance!) through the streets of Boston alongside our float. A big thank you to all who came out to support!

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Posted in: Diversity Abroad

How I Found a Home Away from Home in Shanghai

Jun 28, 2019 11:01:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

With a semester abroad behind her, Imani writes about her experience with integrating as an African American in Shanghai and finding a home away from home. She gives us an honest look at her challenges and successes, and how attending the Black Expo in Shanghai came at the right time during her study abroad journey. Read how she's doing after being back in the US with some final advice on how to challenge yourself out of your comfort zone.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Diversity Abroad

A Holy Alliance: Joe Root, The Unity League, and even Mike Tyson

Jun 4, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Michael Woolf.


In this month's column, Dr. Mike Woolf discusses the allyship and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community in sports, as well as how the notion of masculinity is exemplified and communicated throughout time. He also draws upon artistic references from music to movies to illustrate how destructive sentiments are reflected and shares how we can welcome diversity, affirm the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, and celebrate their contributions through education abroad.

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad

What It Was Like to Study Abroad in the LGBTQ+ Capital of Australia

Jun 3, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Spring 2019 Diversity Advocates scholar Jeff Chan tells us about his experience as an LGBTQ+ student abroad. He tells us why he chose Sydney as his destination for a semester away from UMass Amherst and how he has been celebrating his identity!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Diversity Abroad

Love GOES BEYOND Borders with CAPA at the Boston Pride Parade 2019

Jun 1, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

Happy first day of Pride Month! For a second year in a row, we are proud to be marching in the 2019 Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Join us as we celebrate diversity and the LGBTQIA community in our global city of Boston. As part of our ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion, CAPA The Global Education Network is sponsoring a Pride Parade Float and invites YOU – our partners, alumni, friends, and staff – to march alongside as we celebrate Love Beyond Borders and highlight on Pride Around the World! 

FUN FACT: CAPA took home the “Best Float Award” at the 2018 Boston Pride Parade, and we are determined to repeat it! 

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Posted in: Diversity Abroad, CAPA Staff

Asian Pacific Artistry Meets the Land Down Under

May 26, 2019 10:02:00 AM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Spring 2019 Diversity Advocates scholar Kim Corona attends an immersive art exhibit reflecting multiculturalism from Asia Pacific to Brisbane and talks about some of the compelling artwork she came across. Check out the backstories of the renowned pieces and artists she's covered, including Aboriginal, Pakistani, and Thai artists.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Diversity Abroad

What It's Like Studying Abroad in Shanghai as An American Raised Chinese

May 13, 2019 11:08:00 AM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Spring 2019 Diversity Advocates scholar Malia Waltman opens up about her American identity and Chinese heritage, as well as how she is reconciling these facets of herself in Shanghai. She also talks about her experiences with locals, including the advantages and disadvantages of blending in abroad.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Diversity Abroad

Q & A: Studying Abroad as a Person of Color and First-Generation Student

May 6, 2019 10:19:00 AM / by Emma Aulenback

In this week’s blog, Emma interviews her friend Erika, a sophomore from Arizona State University studying abroad with CAPA in Dublin this spring! In her interview she touches on the realities of being a first-generation college student and how her cultural identity has impacted college life both at her home institution and on her study abroad program.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Diversity Abroad

The Empowering Experience of Women in the Sydney Music Scene

Apr 7, 2019 3:12:00 PM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Spring 2019 Diversity Advocates scholar Kim Corona writes about the sense of camaraderie she experienced after seeing singers Mitski and Clairo live in Sydney. As a music enthusiast, she tells us about the creative spirit in the city, what it's like to be surrounded by locals with similar interests, and the empowering experience within music. 

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Diversity Abroad

Experiencing Lunar New Year in Sydney as a Chinese American

Feb 23, 2019 10:22:00 AM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Spring 2019 Diversity Advocates scholar Jeff Chan shows us how Lunar New Year is celebrated in Sydney. He tells us about the similarities and differences between the celebrations in Sydney and Boston (where he grew up), as well as what he enjoyed the most during this cultural festival. 

Lunar New Year is a celebration of the beginning of a new year based on the lunar calendar. Determined by the cycles of the moon, this date changes from year to year. Typically held in January or February, cities all across the world hold festivals and celebrations to help ring in the new year. Unlike the United States, Sydney celebrates the holiday for a week!

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Posted in: International Education, Sydney, Australia, Diversity Abroad


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