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How a Semester Abroad Taught Me to Embrace Change

Jan 9, 2020 9:12:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

In Dublin blogger Ellie’s final CAPA World blog, she reflects on her time abroad, the personal growth she experienced while in Ireland, and the transition back to the US.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Why Study Abroad

Introducing CAPA's Official Bloggers & Vloggers for Spring 2020

Jan 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

We’re very excited to introduce and welcome our team of official bloggers and vloggers for Spring 2020!

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

What I Learned from the Not-So-Glamorous Side of Study Abroad

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

In this week's blog from Dublin blogger Ellie, she discusses some of the topics that do not come up as much in conversations about studying abroad, including culture shock and other frustrations. These experiences can be great opportunities for learning and growth, even if they do not always seem that way in the moment.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Why Study Abroad

Meet Jamie Taylor: Official CAPA Dublin Vlogger Spring 2020

Dec 10, 2019 12:15:00 PM / by Jamie Taylor

Meet Jamie Taylor (she/her), an official CAPA vlogger in Dublin, Ireland for Spring 2020:

University: The New School
Major:  Photography
Study Abroad Location: Dublin, Ireland
Internship or volunteer placement: N/A

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I’m excited about being immersed in a whole new culture and place to experience! I can’t wait to experience a different school and learning environment compared to what my college teaching style is. I also want to try as much food as I can while I’m in Ireland.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland

CAPA Launches the CAPA Pals Program For a Second Semester

Dec 10, 2019 9:22:00 AM / by Cara Pizzorusso

We are excited to announce that the Spring 2020 CAPA Pals program has launched! Find out more about how students who sign up integrate into the CAPA community and develop a support network before they arrive in country. 

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, International Education, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China, Florence, Italy, Barcelona, Spain

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

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