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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

Here’s What It’s Like to Attend Ireland's Gaelic Football 'Superbowl'!

Sep 23, 2019 8:27:42 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

The CAPA Dublin Fall 2019 students were lucky enough to arrive in time to partake in an important national event - the Gaelic Football Championships! In this blog, Ellie talks about her experience touring Dublin' s Croke Park during a CAPA My Global City event, and how that inspired her and her fellow students to go all-in and immerse themselves in the Irish sports culture!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture

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 right...here!

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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, Direct Enroll

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, Direct Enroll