CAPA The Global Education Network Partners with the Fund for Education Abroad to Offer a New Scholarship Opportunity

Nov 7, 2017 11:51:18 AM / by Irene Kanthan

In collaboration with the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), this FEA-CAPA scholarship opportunity will provide up to $5,000 for students in financial need.

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We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) as an Access Partner, on a new scholarship opportunity that will provide financial accessibility for underrepresented U.S. undergraduate students to participate in our study abroad programs. This partnership furthers CAPA's long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Posted in: Financing Study Abroad

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Official Bloggers & Vloggers, Spring 2018 (Up to $770 Grant)

Oct 26, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

Will you represent your study abroad city as one of our official CAPA bloggers or vloggers for Spring semester 2018?

Depending on your program length, each student on our team of storytellers will receive a grant of up to $500 along with up to $270 as an explorer fund to help you create awesome weekly content for the CAPA World blog. 

 

Besides helping finance their adventures, previous CAPA bloggers and vloggers have loved the experience for a bunch of different reasons: 

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Bridging My Hop Across The Pond

Sep 6, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Thaddeus is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, he is studying abroad in London this semester.

In his first post, Thaddeus talks about how his study abroad in London motivated him to save money, eat healthy, travel to Italy, and immerse himself in classical texts.

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Well, here we go.

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When I was deciding on where to go to college, I knew that I needed to find a program with some sort of global perspective opportunity. Luckily, the University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program requires its students to study abroad as part of the curriculum and degree requirements. After hearing about that opportunity, I immediately knew that this program was the strongest choice for me as an artist.

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Posted in: London, England, Study Abroad, Financing Study Abroad

The Gilman Scholarship: How to Look for Other Ways to Fund Study Abroad

Aug 7, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Student Interview: Sarah Pressler

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Photo: Me & Mauro. Meeting up with an old Twitter friend before the program started. I never thought we'd ever meet in real life, but here we are enjoying Italy! What a treat.

Meet Sara Pressler, a Public Administration major and Honors Studies minor from Texas State University who is studying abroad in Florence this semester, summer 2017. Below, she talks about being a recipient of the Gilman Scholarship, why she chose to study abroad, and ways you can look for more scholarship opportunities.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
SARAH PRESSLER: My study abroad program has brought me from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, to Florence, Italy. I'm finishing up my bachelor's degree in Public Administration and my minor in Honors Studies. In the fall I'll begin working on my Masters in Legal Studies with ABA Paralegal Certification. Texas State University is currently the only college in the state of Texas to offer a combination degree program where you earn your Masters AND certification as a Paralegal through an ABA (American Bar Association) program. It's an amazing opportunity for those of us who want to work in the legal field but do not want to, or cannot, attend law school. I'm looking forward to diving into the program! Other than academics, at the moment, my hobbies and interests are focused on my four children ages 20, 17, 15, and 13. Between home life and academic life, the only other interest I have is napping!

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Posted in: Interviews, Practical Study Abroad Advice, Financing Study Abroad

The Complete Guide to Financing Your Study Abroad Experience

Jun 29, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Regan Charie

Thinking about paying for college can be overwhelming and stressful- including affording study abroad. However, because there are so many benefits of studying abroad, you have to realize you're making an investment in your future by going on this journey. With careful planning and determination, financing your experience abroad is certainly doable, and in many years to come you’ll be thankful that you took the time to research your options. Below are a few tips that will help you plan out your finances before and during study abroad to help you succeed!

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1. Prepare Yourself Early

The earlier you start planning for the study abroad the better off you’ll be! Not only will you have saved more money, but you’ll be mentally prepared to pay for study abroad. Sometimes you get frightened hearing about owing money, but if you find out far enough in advance, the figure seems lower because you’ll have more time to prepare.

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Posted in: Financing Study Abroad, Money, Top 10

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Official Bloggers & Vloggers, Fall 2017 (Up to $650 Grant)

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

Will you represent your study abroad city as one of our official CAPA bloggers or vloggers for Fall semester 2017?

Depending on your program length, each student on our team of storytellers will receive a grant of up to $425 along with up to $225 as an explorer fund to help you create awesome weekly content for the CAPA World blog. 

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Blog Vlog Grants Apply Now 

Besides helping finance their adventures, previous CAPA bloggers and vloggers have loved the experience for a bunch of different reasons: 

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Official Bloggers & Vloggers, Summer 2017 (Up to $400 Grant)

Feb 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

Will you represent your study abroad city as one of our official CAPA bloggers or vloggers for summer semester 2017?

Depending on your program length, each student on our team of storytellers will receive a grant of up to $250 along with up to $150 as an explorer fund to help you create awesome weekly content for the CAPA World blog. 

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Blog Vlog Grants Apply Now 

Besides helping finance their adventures, previous CAPA bloggers and vloggers have loved the experience for a bunch of different reasons: 

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Vlog: Tips for Funding Your Study Abroad Adventure

Feb 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

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In this week's post, Emmanuel shares his top tips for funding your study abroad adventure. 

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Thanks Emmanuel!

Emmanuel's journey continues every Tuesday so stay tuned!

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Adulting 101: 10 Money Saving Tips from CAPA's Finance Team

Dec 6, 2016 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

Adulting (otherwise known as growing-up) is hard. Having your own responsibilities and making your own money can be an adjustment when you’re used to living at home and being taken care of. But there’s nothing like getting that first paycheck and knowing that all of your hard word amounted to something. You, and only you, just got paid!

Now that you’ve got that paycheck, what should you do with it? All that talk of saving for retirement so young can seem like it’s too far away to care about, but is it? The truth is that it’s never too early to start saving or learning the smart way to spend your hard-earned cash.

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To help you out, the experts from CAPA's very own finance department have come up with some tips to keep you on track toward financial stardom. Following these steps will put you on the right path toward saving and spending money efficiently:

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Official Bloggers & Vloggers, Spring 2017 (Up to $900 Grant)

Oct 21, 2016 10:15:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Will you represent your study abroad city as one of our official CAPA bloggers or vloggers for Spring semester 2017?

Depending on your program length, each student on our team of storytellers will receive a grant of up to $600 along with up to $300 as an explorer fund to help you create awesome weekly content for the CAPA World blog. 

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Blog Vlog Grants Apply Now 

Besides helping finance their adventures, previous CAPA bloggers and vloggers have loved the experience for a bunch of different reasons: 

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