When Family Comes to Visit During a Semester In Dublin

Nov 28, 2019 9:14:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

Planning to have your family and friends visit while you're abroad? Dublin blogger Ellie shares some insight into how to balance classes, an internship, and spending time with your visitors. Check out her blog post to find out more about the sights she explored around Ireland during her visit with her family!

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

How to Keep a Balanced and Cost-Effective Diet While Abroad

Nov 18, 2019 9:37:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

Studying abroad in a different country means you will have to form new routines, including finding new grocery stores, but don't panic! Check out the blog post below where Ellie shares helpful insight into how she stays healthy and in control of her food budget while keeping up with her vegetarian diet in Dublin.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Food Abroad

Why You Will Not Regret Interning Abroad in Dublin

Nov 12, 2019 9:22:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

Considering doing an internship abroad? Find out what Ellie is learning while interning at the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and the benefits of participating in an international internship in Dublin!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad

Beyond the Campus - Get to Know the Town of Maynooth, Ireland

Oct 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Maynooth University is in the market town of Maynooth, in County Kildare, Ireland. It’s home to 12,500 residents year-round, which swells to a temporary 20,000 during the academic year when students arrive. It’s about 15 miles west of central Dublin, which is easily accessible by train. The town is inviting, peaceful yet bubbling with life, and full of restaurants ranked highly by locals.

Read on to find out about some of our favorite local highlights, restaurants and entertainment, useful amenities, a brief snippet of history, a look at the area’s demographics, and some notes on transport links.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Direct Enroll

The 'Study" Abroad Experience: CAPA Dublin Classes

Oct 24, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

Curious about what your classes might be like abroad? Ursinus college student Ellie shares her favorite classes at Griffith College in Dublin and the differences she has noticed between classes in the US and abroad.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, International Education

Excursion - From Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher

Oct 11, 2019 10:21:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

As part of our CAPA Dublin program, our students take an Excursion to the Cliffs of Moher, filled with amazing, yet sometimes windy views. Included in this day-long excursion are additional pit stops including a few hours in Galway, Ireland. 

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture

What to Expect from Your Home Away from Home in Dublin

Oct 6, 2019 11:15:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

As you prepare to go abroad, you'll likely have a lot of questions such as: "What might my housing situation look like?" In this blog, Ellie provides an inside look at her Dublin apartment, from the roommate matching process to the included furnishings and kitchen appliances.

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

Campus Life: Experience Ireland's Only College Town at Maynooth

Oct 3, 2019 10:43:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

There is only one university town in Ireland. You guessed it: it’s Maynooth! And Maynooth University was also voted the friendliest college (in a country that’s already well-known for its kindness), so you’re sure to receive a warm welcome here. The town itself is small, which makes it easy to connect with locals, and 90% of students are Irish, so you’ll be able to learn about and experience Irish culture all around you. The other 10% of students represent 90 different countries, so there’s also a wonderful mix of diverse backgrounds on campus.

Read on to find out more about what it’s like to live and study at Maynooth University, from the housing, to all of the facilities available within the campus gates, to the many clubs and events that will help you make new friends, to the student support services, and some bonus CAPA inclusions, as well as a few notes on accessibility.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Direct Enroll

10 Awesome Places to Instagram in Dublin

Oct 2, 2019 4:56:14 PM / by Hayley Ni Bhriain

Instagram addict? If you're studying abroad in Dublin, take note; here are 10 of our favorite places to take snap away in this CAPA global city!

1. DOORS OF DUBLIN. The famous brightly-painted doors can be seen all over Dublin, and have become such a difining characteristic of the city. However you frame them with your lens, they’ll certainly add a splash of colour to your Instagram palette. #NoFilterNeeded!
3 related hashtags: #dublindoors, #doorsofdublin #doors #doorsofinstagram

Photos via sosoyorkwillkoikeirish_architecturethedoorsofdublin (clockwise from top left)

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Posted in: Travel, Dublin, Ireland

CAPA Cares: Students & Staff Do A Beach Clean in Dublin

Sep 30, 2019 11:15:00 AM / by Hayley Ni Bhriain

Hayley Ni Bhriain, our Senior Program Coordinator in Dublin, and 4 of our Fall 2019 CAPA students spent last Saturday volunteering at a beach cleanup just outside the city! Read more about how they got involved and how they felt about the experience overall:

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture


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