How I Made the Decision to Spend a Semester Abroad as a Student Athlete

Sep 9, 2019 11:25:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

To study abroad or not to study abroad? This was a question that Ellie, a gymnast at Ursinus College, mulled over for years. In her very first post of many for our blog this semester, she shares how she triumphed over her obstacles and eventually made the important decision regarding her future. Ellie's journey starts!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Why Study Abroad

Here's What to Expect From Academics at Maynooth University

Sep 8, 2019 4:20:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

When you directly enroll on the new CAPA Maynooth University study abroad program, you’ll be welcomed into one of the global top 100 universities under 50-years old, ranked by Times Higher Education. Maynooth has also been ranked number 351 worldwide overall and has the wonderful honor of being recognized as Ireland’s friendliest college.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, International Education

Wrapping Up My Adventure Across the Pond

Aug 28, 2019 11:15:00 AM / by Katie Berlin

Let Katie tell you how she's been completely charmed by Dublin. This city of wonders made this a memorable adventure for her, and she can't wait for you to have one too. As she makes her way back home to continue college, check out these 3 key pieces of advice about studying abroad in Ireland. 

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

The CAPA + Maynooth Study Abroad Experience: An Overview

Aug 27, 2019 11:03:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

We’ve just launched an exciting new study abroad program with Maynooth University of Ireland. Go abroad on this program and you’ll learn, live, and enjoy Irish culture like a local in a traditional campus environment. Maynooth is the country’s only university town and you’ll also have easy access to the global city of Dublin, just a short train journey away. CAPA students can now enroll directly with the university during spring and fall terms.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, International Education

From Start to Finish: a Semester Internship in Dublin with Olytico

Aug 24, 2019 10:44:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

CAPA alumnus Taylor O'Neil shares the top 5 highlights of her internship from start to finish and everything in between. She takes us through the steps she took to make this one of the best experiences during her time abroad. All the preparation beforehand was worth it! Take a look at Taylor's story and see how she benefited from interning with Olytico in Dublin.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad

Introducing CAPA's Official Bloggers & Vloggers for Fall 2019

Aug 22, 2019 10:27:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

We’re very excited to introduce and welcome our team of official bloggers and vloggers for Fall 2019!

Each of them will receive a grant accompanied by an explorer fund while they are abroad to help them generate their stories here on CAPA World. From pre-departure thoughts through their reflection upon their return to The States, we will watch the stories of these students unfold as they learn about their host country, explore and discover the real city beyond stereotypes and expectations, interact with locals, focus on their academics and complete internships.

So who are they and where are they going?

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Florence, Italy, Barcelona, Spain

Introducing CAPA Direct Enroll

Aug 20, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Beginning in Spring 2020, we’re launching a brand new series of study abroad programs that allow you to directly enroll with five universities in countries across the globe. You’ll live and learn exactly like a local, be able to complete required courses in your major, and be deeply immersed in student and campus life.

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, International Education, Sydney, Australia, Shanghai, China, Barcelona, Spain

From Tourist to Local: Recounting a Summer Living & Interning in Dublin

Aug 18, 2019 10:24:00 AM / by Clare Mullin

With 8 weeks in Dublin behind her, Clare takes her family around the city (and country) she called home this summer. She also looks back on her study abroad experience and internship at a water sports company and shares how it has influenced her outlook on a future career. Clare also reveals what she thinks the major advantage of studying abroad is and how she was able to learn more about the world.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Why Study Abroad

Meet Ellie LaFountain: Official CAPA Dublin Blogger Fall 2019

Aug 17, 2019 11:30:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

Meet Ellie LaFountain, an official CAPA blogger in Dublin for Fall 2019:

University: Ursinus College
Major: Media and Communications with a Psychology minor
Study Abroad Location: Dublin, Ireland
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
Over the years I have heard many people speak so highly of their experiences abroad, so I am so excited to finally be able to make some memories of my own. I am excited for the change in pace, scenery, and overall “college” lifestyle that studying abroad will provide to me.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland

12 Gorgeous Photos from a Trip to the Scottish Highlands

Aug 16, 2019 10:23:00 AM / by Clare Mullin

If you want to experience nature and learn more about history outside of Ireland (on a budget), you can add a weekend trip to Scotland to your plans. Clare takes a short flight from Ireland to Scotland and tours the Highlands, Glencoe, and Loch Ness. She brought her camera along to snap some breathtaking views of her time there!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture


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