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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Posted in: Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Financing Study Abroad

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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Posted in: Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Financing Study Abroad

Vlog: Tips for Funding Your Study Abroad Adventure

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

CAPAStudyAbroad_Florence_Spring2017_Emmanuel Rodriguez Profile.jpgEmmanuel Rodriguez is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A double major in cinema & screen studies and studio arts: graphic design at SUNY Oswego, he is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

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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Posted in: Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Financing Study Abroad

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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Posted in: Financing Study Abroad

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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Posted in: Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Financing Study Abroad

Vlog: Budgeting Tips for Study Abroad

Sep 26, 2016 5:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

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In this week's video, Elizabeth shares the top budgeting tips she's learned so far now that about a third of her program has been completed. 

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Thanks Elizabeth!

Elizabeth's journey continues here on CAPA World every Monday. Bookmark her profile and stay tuned!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Financing Study Abroad

Conserving Money in the 5th Most Expensive City in the World

Sep 13, 2016 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Sydney_Fall2016_Matthew_Benczkowski_Square_Profile.jpgMatthew Benczkowski is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2016, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A molecular biology major at the University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Matthew talks about eating and cooking on a budget, and free activities around Sydney.

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“The best things about Sydney are free: the sunshine’s free, and the harbour’s free, and the beach is free.” – Russell Crowe

When I’m not studying or doing homework, I constantly want to explore Sydney. I want to jam as much as I can do in the little time I have here and make it as cheap as possible. Sydney is the fifth most expensive city in the world, so even those traveling here really have to have a budget. There is plenty to do for free and learning to live on a budget can be easily adapted.

Because I live in an apartment, cooking meals daily is a necessity. Going out to eat for one person usually ranges between $15 and $40, but if you try spending that on every meal, you'll drain your bank account dry! Cooking here is quite simple. One thing I noticed since I have been here is that healthy foods are much cheaper than snack foods. There are three grocery stores nearby that are all very cheap, which are Woolworth’s, Aldi, and Cole’s. Each one has a different variety of products and prices. I usually spend about $20 each time I take a trip to the stores. Typically, you can get chicken, cereal, milk, eggs, bread, juice, produce and pasta for under $20! If you are feeling lazy, like I often do, Aldi has three frozen pizzas for only $6, and Cole’s has six made to order chicken wings for $2.50.

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Photo: I promise I eat healthier than the receipt shows!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Financing Study Abroad

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