5 Tips for Budgeting Your Money in London

Nov 6, 2018 4:30:00 PM / by Ellie Telander

In this post, CAPA Alumna Ellie Telander shares some of her top tips for budgeting while studying abroad in London!

There’s no doubt that London is an expensive city, but it doesn’t have to be, so don’t let that scare you! There’s plenty of ways to make London an affordable place to live. I would knowI did it! With overwhelming amounts of incredible restaurants, historical places to visit and endless things to do, it can be intimidating as to how to budget your money while living in such a bustling city. This city is worth every pound you’ll spend, and I will show you how to spend those pounds wisely. Here are some tips and tricks to use during your time in London that will have your bank account thanking you.  

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Posted in: London, England, Budgeting, Study Abroad, Practical Study Abroad Advice, Scholarships & Financing, Financing Study Abroad

9 Reasons to Blog or Vlog for CAPA Next Semester: Call for Spring 2019 Applicants (Up to $650 Grant!)

Oct 31, 2018 1:26:59 PM / by Jessie Gibson

Will you represent your study abroad city as one of our official CAPA bloggers or vloggers for Spring semester 2019?

Each term, we select a team of student bloggers and vloggers to share their study abroad experiences on the CAPA World blog. Depending on your program length, each student on our team of storytellers will receive a grant of up to $500 along with up to $150 as an explorer fund to help you create awesome bi-weekly content for the CAPA World blog.  You can choose to blog or vlog, and this year, we're also opening two positions for Instagram TV vloggers in London and Florence.

Besides helping finance their adventures, previous CAPA bloggers and vloggers have loved the experience for a bunch of different reasons. Without further ado, here are 9 reasons to become a CAPA blogger or vlogger:

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How Studying Abroad in London Teaches You About Budgeting + an Ode to LEON Restaurants

Oct 30, 2018 8:33:00 AM / by Maisie Haney

In this week's post, Maisie discusses how living in a city like London has taught her about budgeting and prioritizing spending, including saving money by cooking at home, setting budgets for weekly activities, and finding budget-friendly staples such as LEON fast-casual restaurants. 

As I have mentioned, and I am sure anyone you’ve spoken to about London will tell you (even if you had just mentioned how strange the rain situation is like, “You know, the rain in London feels like a broken glass simulation that might be at Universal Studios.”), London is expensive. So expensive, that when my mother calls to tell me how much I’ve spent, I am always shocked. I have never been so conscious of how much money I spend, and yet I am fighting a losing game. My friends literally said out loud that it would be more money-conscious to eat out at “cheap” places for lunch and dinner, to just skip out on grocery shopping and cooking meals pretty much all together. Absolutely not!!!! Do not fall into this trap. I have saved so much money grocery shopping, and when I am desperate to eat out, I always go for LEON. More LEON praise to come (minus their gluten free chicken nuggets, this is a wolf in sheep’s clothing).

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Posted in: London, England, Financing Study Abroad, Money, Budgeting, Food in London

The Biggest Study Abroad Myth Debunked

Oct 8, 2018 10:54:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

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Rachel Epp is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Global Business major at Cedarville University, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Rachel proves why one of the biggest study abroad myths out there – "studying abroad is too expensive" – is false, and discusses the ways in which she made study abroad work  for her financially. 

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Thanks, Rachel!

Rachel's journey continues every Tuesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Financing Study Abroad, Food in Shanghai, Money

5 Ways to Live in London on a Student Budget

Aug 22, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Kelly Allen

In this week's post, Kelly lists 5 ways students can live and thrive for a semester in London on a budget.

London exists as an incredible place filled with endless coffee shops, countless museums, peaceful parks, insanely gorgeous architecture, a million and one pubs, and pretty much everything you could ever really need in life. But everything has its downsides. London’s is that it’s expensive. It’s the New York City of Europe. The pound puts the U.S. dollar to shame. But fret not—it is possible to make the most of the city while living there for four months on a student budget or simply on a tight budget for that matter. Take a look at these 5 tips and London experiences to have for relatively cheap or free.

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Posted in: London, England, Tips, Financing Study Abroad, Scholarships & Financing, Budgeting

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Official Bloggers & Vloggers, Fall 2018 (Up to $650 Grant)

Jul 11, 2018 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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

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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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 2018 (Up to $410 Grant)

May 7, 2018 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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

Depending on your program length, each student on our team of storytellers will receive a grant of up to $275 along with up to $135 as an explorer fund to help you create awesome weekly content for the CAPA World blog. 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS_Summer 2018

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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Posted in: Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Financing Study Abroad

Introducing the 2018 FEA CAPA Scholars

Apr 10, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

Introducing the 2018 FEA CAPA Scholars:
CAPA The Global Education Network’s Partnership with the Fund for Education Abroad Increases Study Abroad Access for Underrepresented Students

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CAPA The Global Education Network joined with the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) as an Access Partner to provide financial accessibility for underrepresented U.S. undergraduate students participating in our study abroad programs, furthering CAPA's long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Seven of the record-breaking 100 scholarships awarded by FEA this cycle have been granted to CAPA students. The students come from a variety of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and represent higher education institutions across the country. Students will spend four weeks or more in the country of their choice on scholarships of up to $5,000, earning academic credit toward degree completion on a CAPA program, while blogging for FEA and CAPA about their experience.

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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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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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Posted in: Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Financing Study Abroad

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