How to Use the DART to Malahide Castle & Town

May 22, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_Michela Mickaluck Square.jpgMichela Mickaluck is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A public relations major at SUNY Oswego, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Michela shows us how to take the DART to Malahide, just 30 minutes from Dublin.

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So You Want to Study at an Irish College?

May 19, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_From Nathan Overlock - Profile Photo (Choice 1).jpgNathan Overlock is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A professional writing and information design major at Cedarville University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Nathan explains how Irish school systems work, and the best ways to plan for the differences you'll encounter.

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This week, I’m wrapping up the “study” part of study abroad, and taking my last exam at Griffith College. And yes, it’s cumulative. If you ask an Irish lecturer that, instead of the collective groan you’d expect from a classroom in the U.S., you’ll probably see a look on confusion on your teacher's face, and hear a snicker or two from the students around you. That’s because I use “cumulative” loosely; apart from a practical assignment in the middle of the system, the exam is all there is: three hours, a couple of prompts, and a blank book to prove everything you’ve learned from 60+ hours of lectures, readings, and tutorials. So, without a decade of practice taking these types of exams in Irish schools, how do you even prepare? Hopefully I’ll know the answer by the 2:15 on Wednesday when I start filling in the first questions.

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My Top Travel Tips and Tricks

May 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Fall2016_Sarah Kaplan Profile Square.jpgSarah Kaplan is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A screen studies major with a concentration in film/media production at Clark University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's video, Sarah offers us her best tips and tricks for smooth travel.

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On a Budget: Grocery Shopping in Dublin

May 15, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_Michela Mickaluck Square.jpgMichela Mickaluck is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A public relations major at SUNY Oswego, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Michela shows us how to eat on a Budget in Dublin by showing us her weekly food haul.

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A Miniguide to the Griffith College Neighborhood

May 12, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_From Nathan Overlock - Profile Photo (Choice 1).jpgNathan Overlock is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A professional writing and information design major at Cedarville University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Nathan gives us his advice on the best things to do in the Griffith College neighborhood- from food, to entertainment, and more!

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Something that, as strange as it sounds, never crossed my mind when I planned to study abroad was the fact that I’d be studying at a real college in a real neighborhood. I learned all I could about Dublin, and about CAPA, but only took a passing glance at what the college I’d be studying at and where in the city it is. Lucky for me, I ended up in Portobello, one of the best Dublin neighborhoods to live in. What makes it so great? Despite being residential, Portobello is in the heart of Dublin, a short walk away from some of the best sights, food and shopping in the city. Like any new neighborhood, though, it takes some getting used to.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Practical Study Abroad Advice, Environment

Rock of Cashel and Blarney Castle

May 10, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Fall2016_Sarah Kaplan Profile Square.jpgSarah Kaplan is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A screen studies major with a concentration in film/media production at Clark University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's video, Sarah heads to the Rock of Cashel and Blarney Castle with her family.

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What My Semester Looks Like: Classes and a CAPA Internship

May 8, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_Michela Mickaluck Square.jpgMichela Mickaluck is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A public relations major at SUNY Oswego, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Michela shows us how she plans her week and what she does at her internship each day.

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From Belfast, Maine to Belfast, Ireland

May 5, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_From Nathan Overlock - Profile Photo (Choice 1).jpgNathan Overlock is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A professional writing and information design major at Cedarville University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Nathan discusses the differences between Dublin and Belfast after a trip to Northern Ireland.

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If you’ve skimmed any of my other blogs, you might know I’m from a small town on the coast of Maine called Camden. My childhood tastes of Irish culture, apart from the Irish-run general store in the center of my town, came from driving up the coast to the summer Celtic festival in Belfast, Maine. Most of the food vendors and artisans that flooded the festival were locals making their way around the festival circuit, adapting their products ever so slightly to Irish and Scottish culture, but every summer the music is distinctly Celtic; what a festival or venue in the city might call “trad.”

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Northern Ireland

This weekend, as our final CAPA MyEducation outing, we took a drive up the coast from Dublin to Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital city. Though it’s on the same island, and has Ireland in the name, Northern Ireland is an entirely different country, and definitely feels like it. There’s no wall, gate, or security to mark its border, but the subtle differences in culture, society, and even landscape become obvious almost as soon as you cross over.

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Posted in: Travel, Dublin, Ireland, Cultural Insights

Vlog: a CAPA Trip to Belfast

May 3, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

Sarah Kaplan is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A screen studies major with a concentration in film/media production at Clark University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's video, Sarah heads to Belfast where she views political murals and sees the Titanic Center.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, My Global Education

Gaelic Culture in Dublin: Gaelic Football and Croke Park

May 1, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_Michela Mickaluck Square.jpgMichela Mickaluck is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A public relations major at SUNY Oswego, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Michela attends two football games at Croke Park and shows us a bit of Gaelic culture.

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Michela's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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