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What I Learned from London's Diaspora Communities

Jan 17, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Diversity Advocates scholar Uma Balaji interviews everyday people of color from the streets of London in order to better grasp the impact of British colonization. This project resulted in the Instagram account @_brownlondon_ chronicling the stories and backgrounds of various London migrants and their international cultures.

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad

Diversity & Social Change: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of London & Copenhagen

Jan 12, 2020 10:15:00 AM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Diversity Advocates scholar Danielle Tahan presents a discourse on diversity and progression toward an equitable and sustainable society between an ethnically diverse city and a homogeneous city. She explores how changes are built from the ground up between these two cities and shares a solution to initiate diverse perspectives.

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad

Meet Our Spring 2020 Diversity Advocates Scholars

Jan 10, 2020 11:50:51 AM / by Jessie Gibson

At CAPA, we seek to foster increased student diversity and to provide all participants with the opportunity to explore, challenge and redefine their identities in distinct ways. Launched in Spring 2017, the Diversity Advocates Program (DAP) is an extension of this philosophy and provides resources for advocates to pursue diversity initiatives of their own within their global cities.

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Posted in: Diversity Abroad, Scholarships & Financing

Reflecting on My South-Asian Identity After a Semester in London

Jan 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Diversity Advocates scholar Uma Balaji recounts the moments where she's navigated her identity, family history, and circumstances of British colonization in London. She also shares about the daily and unexpected connections she's made with those from the South-Asian diaspora in Europe.

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad

Introducing Our Fall 2019 Diversity Advocates Scholars

Sep 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

At CAPA, we seek to foster increased student diversity and to provide all participants with the opportunity to explore, challenge and redefine their identities in distinct ways. Launched in Spring 2017, the Diversity Advocates Program (DAP) is an extension of this philosophy and provides resources for advocates to pursue diversity initiatives of their own within their global cities.

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Posted in: Diversity Abroad, Scholarships & Financing

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.

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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